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Amanda's Bookshelf

I'm a culture junkie who works at a bookstore. Pop, high-brow, junk -- it's all good. I try and consume it all. I read tons, especially young adult fiction. I also love quirky, offbeat novels; cultural analysis; mythology; girly fiction; fantasy; screwball romantic comedies; books with extremely flawed characters, yet somehow you really empathize with them; nonlinear narratives and language play.

Currently reading

The Runaway King
Jennifer A. Nielsen
The Lost Girl
Sangu Mandanna
Another Little Piece
Kate Karyus Quinn
Caitlin Moran
There Is No Dog
Meg Rosoff
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs
S.G. Browne
Emma Donoghue
Topics About Which I Know Nothing
Patrick Ness
The Little Friend
Donna Tartt

Heart-Shaped Box: A Novel

Heart-Shaped Box - Joe Hill I actually started reading this book before I realised it was written by Stephen King's son, so that wasn't a factor when I started reading this: I randomly picked it up from a promotion table in the store because I had recently heard the song by Nirvana. I was in the mood for a ghost story, so I gave it a go. It actually starts off rather creepy, scarier than a lot of stuff I have recently read. However, after creating this eerie atmosphere it loses a lot of steam, descending into a rather mediocre, rushed ending. Shame since it started off quite well.