There are more random holidays and observances than you'd ever think possible. For example, did you know that May is "Get Caught Reading Month?" Well, it is, and that fact has prompted me to write this post about some of my favorite books and about how to get a new book for yourself to enjoy this month for less.
As you may have guessed from my earlier exclusive Borders blog post, the majority of my non-working, waking hours have been consumed lately by the story of an angst-y teenage girl, her werewolf best friend, her vampire boyfriend, and his family in the Twilight Saga. That's right. I'm 25 years old, and I'm hooked on PG-rated, tween fantasy literature.
And I'll bet you're probably not surprised by the fact that I was also an avid Harry Potter reader as those books came out. I've got the whole hardcover set prominently displayed on the bookshelf in my living room. What can I say? Magical teenagers are just interesting.
I haven't always been into books about wizards, werewolves, and vampires. During college, I needed to fill some lit. credits, so I decided to take a Scandinavian literature class, as I'm half Norwegian. A couple of good books from my foray into Scandinavian literature include: Seven Gothic Tales by Isak Dinesen and According to the Law by Solvej Balle.
When I'm not reading about supernatural beings, magic, or Scandinavians, you'll find me reading stuff like Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman or Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. I'm a sucker for a sarcastic and slightly cynical book of essays, or a sarcastic and slightly cynical novel like High Fidelity, which is also one of my top five all-time favorite movies.
If you're looking for something to read during this "Get Caught Reading Month," use this Borders coupon to get 25% off a book of your choice, this Barnes & Noble coupon for 10% off an item, or a coupon from one of the many other booksellers on Savings.com to get a great deal on a new book.
What are some of your favorite books? Help out other readers by posting your recommendations.