Tuesday, April 24, 2007

book recommendation -- Peeps

Here's something weird. Last week, without talking to each other, my sister and I both happened to randomly browse our individual library's teen section, stumble upon the book Peeps, by Scott Westerfeld, and both checked it out. It's a good book, so we both read it last week. We discovered on Sunday that we had both read it at the same time...kind of spooky!

Anyway, Peeps is a fascinating twist on vampirism. And before you say anything, let me add: I do not usually read vampire books, so for me to have liked this one says something. Vampirism is actually a parasite, and it's spread by saliva or sexual contact. (And with that, realize that Peeps would probably be rated pg-13.)

I highly recommend this book, and in fact, I'm planning to read anything I can find by Scott Westerfeld. He's brilliant!


Jamie said...

My sister and I both watched Minority Report with Tom Cruise the same night when it came out in 2002. I was living in Kansas City and my sister was living in Portland, OR. We both went home and threw up, and called each other to talk about it. Funny how both of our reactions to this movie was throwing up... The book, Peeps, sounds good. Everyone's into Stephanie Meyer right now. I haven't read anything, but supposedly her books are about vampires too?

cassidy said...

That book sounds gross.

holli jo said...

Jamie: That's crazy about you and your sister. I didn't care for Minority Report either, but I didn't come close to vomiting!

Cassidy: The book is totally not gross! Well, the books talks in-depth about actual parasites, and that can be gross. But mostly, it's just very fascinating. It's a fun book I highly recommend.

skibigsky said...

I'm a day late and a dollar short here, but I'm glad that you saw your primary care MD. And while I am really anti-litigious, I would look into a lawsuit that covers pain and suffering. You don't have to go through with it, and, frankly, if you've done something long-term to yourself, you want to make sure that it is covered. Hugs to you, and make sure you stick with the PT and the primary care.