Ms. Barrows and I both read some good books over break, and will have full reviews soon, but we thought we’d give you a bit of a preview of what’s to come.
And so I present: Mr. Gette and Ms. Barrow’s Spring Break Texting History.
Saturday, March 15, 4:54 pm
JG: I am 424 pages into Night Film.
JB: That good, huh?
JG: We’ll see how it wraps up.
Saturday, March 15, 6:52 pm
JG: Finished Night Film. It was good, but I’m kind of disappointed.
JB: That’s too bad! I”m going to start The Death of Bees tomorrow.
Monday, March 17, 1:53 pm
JG: The Martian is AMAZING!
Monday, March 17, 3:03 pm
JB: Death of Bees is immensely readable and so messed up.
JG: I got that impression. I am going to finish The Martian so I can pass it on to you tomorrow. Also because I can’t put it down.
JG: Fangirl has competition.
Wednesday, March 19, 7:15
JG: Just finished Help for the Haunted. It’s a whole bunch of mysteries tangled together, with a decent dash of spook. Didn’t love the ending, but I think that’s partly due to personal prejudice.
JB: What’s the personal prejudice?
[ED: Rest of conversation redacted due to spoilers]
Thursday, March 20, 9:45 am
JB: I LOVED DEATH OF BEES
JG: Despite or because of how messed up it is?
JB: Both. In some ways, it fits together a little too nicely at the end.
JB: But there are no holes in the plot structure, and I”m borderline impressed the author pulled it off.
JB: I think she also did a good job of swapping between narratives.
JG: Yeah, the two points of view (and the resulting differences in the story) were something I really liked in the excerpt I read.
JB: Yes next.
Thursday, March 20, 11:25 am
JB: The vampire line is my favorite so far.
JG: Love this book.
Thursday, March 20, 12:53 pm
JB: Just laughed very loudly in quiet car on the train.
Saturday, March 22, 11:29 am
JG: The local library had a long hold list, and I need my sister to read them. Also I have poor impulse control.
JB: LOL. I finished The Martian and gave it to my sister.
JG: Well, I was jealous because her library had Ancillary Justice, so I decided to just buy my own copy. They didn’t have it. But it put the others within reach…
Thursday, March 27, 1:04 pm
JG: I do not care about aliens.
JG: I think that’s why Lives of Tao isn’t doing it for me.
JB: Drop it, then.
And there you have it! Action packed excitement from beginning to end.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this preview of our coming attractions.
-Signing off, Mr. Gette (who feels really bad about not finishing The Lives of Tao…)