Wednesday, April 13, 2011

13 Little Blue Envelopes [Headless midriffs]

So I got the notice from Bookshelves of Doom this morning that the e-reader version 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson was available for free. (No telling how long it will continue to be free! Jump on it now!)

I've been meaning to read this book and have been putting it off for ages. I think it had something to do with the cover:

I know, I know. You can never judge a book by its cover, but headless midriffs just don't appeal to me. Also, its similarity in title to Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher also really bothered me. I really didn't like Thirteen Reasons Why and didn't really want to read another frustrating book. So I'm really glad I turned out to be wrong.

I really, really enjoyed it. Its the second book that I've read on the iPad. Its so super easy to read everything on the iPad, really, and I finished the book in one sitting. I definitely recommend it.

Its a little sly that this particular book is available for free right now. The Last Little Blue Envelope (which is the sequel) comes out April 26th. I'm pretty excited to read the sequel now, whereas it probably would have been months/years before I picked up either book if it hadn't been available for free.Whoever had the idea of offering the first one for free weeks before the release of the sequel was a genius.

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1 comment:

Dan Reynolds said...

Are headless midriffs the ultimate manifestation of the male gaze?