Monday, April 28, 2014

In Swick's Bookbag : Hell Phone

So, I went to Dad's house to do some laundry and ended up finishing the book I had been reading. Since his internet there is slow as fuck, I didn't bring a laptop to game on... and I still had two loads left to wash and dry. I decided there was only one thing to do : go to the library and get a new book. Because I have no social life on Sundays. I'm already there five days a week; why not make it six? After six, it'll be seven, and then we can just convert part of the basement into an efficiency for me to live in full-time lol. I wish. That would be so awesome, but that's besides the point.... I decided I needed a new book to read, and my sister M wanted to get out of the house, so I took her with me. After we went to the library, we got fruit smoothies and did the catty sister chatting. It was delightful, but I am getting ahead of myself.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to read. I thought about getting some sequels to series that I had started but of course, they were all checked out. I perused the fiction for horror books, the scifi, the youth, and found nothing to satisfy my reading hunger. In the meantime, we played a fun game where we read the titles of books and then try to, based on the title alone, turn the book into a porno (lol, because we both have the humor of teenage boys apparently) After much lulz, I then went over to the dreaded YA (young adult) section where everything there is a hit or a miss (seriously... everything the teenagers like is generally bad, and the things they avoid are really good... but then the good ones get discarded because the teens think they are bad and they don't really know what good is) and we found this little gem ....

I've only read one other book by the author. It was called The Duplicate, and I was pleasantly surprised by it. So, I got excited and decided to give it a try. My sister and I were both laughing and receiving some weird looks. I mean, look at the title! If that doesn't scream 'B-Movie,' I don't know what does. 

Watch, you're going to come back in a couple weeks and --- "So, Hell Phone, not that bad really!"

... to quote my sister M

Well, it was pretty awful. I'm sad to say.
You can read my full critique here.

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