Monday, October 13, 2008

Problem- maybe, kind of, sort of.

I've never watched a soap opera, but I think that if I ever did, I'd probably love it because they're so scandalous. For some strange reason, if I hear anything remotely scandalous in a summary of something, I immediately pay attention.

Take for example, this event that recently occured:

I'm reading the description of an upcoming book called Alis. As I read it, this is what goes through my mind -description bits from Amazon-

At fourteen, Alis has never been outside her strict religious community.
Cult? Neat....

But when her parents arrange for her to marry a forty-year-old man,

The rest of the description doesn't even matter. At that point, the book was already on my wishlist.

Another example:

I'm reading the description of Something Happened.

-description parts from Amazon as well-

Five months after his dad's unexpected death, Billy Romero is still struggling with the loss. Billy's mom spends more time talking to her Bluetooth than to him, and his best friend, Ziggy, just doesn't get it.

Yeah yeah yeah, who cares?

There's no one who understands how alone Billy feels...except his new English teacher, the young and beautiful Miss Gate.

I see a forbidden relationship coming!

Miss Gate offers support and friendship, even giving Billy extra help with his writing outside of school. Billy isn't really sure how he feels about spending so much time with his teacher. It's a little weird, but it's also kind of exciting that someone like Miss Gate wants to hang out with him. But the closer they get, the more Billy wonders what kind of friendship this really is....

Ohmy, how scandalous. I MUST HAVE IT!

I'm not sure if this is a problem or just a weird habit on my part. Either way, I think it's kind of funny.

Am I the only one with this kind of problem?


  1. Certainly not! Everyone loves a scandal, especially me. :)

    That Alis book sounds really good though. I'll definitely have to check it out sometime.

  2. Oooh! They sound SO scandalous! I'll have to add them!

  3. I saw Something Happens too and added it to my list just because of the marvelous forbidden teacher flingy thing. Must have.

  4. Like my aforementioned obsession with teenage pregnancy books, I also love ones about cults! Adding Alis to my Wishlist!

  5. I totally want to read Something Happened! I also recently got Teach Me which also deals with student/teacher relations.

  6. Hilarious post! I also have Alis on my wish list.

  7. So, because of you, I got an ARC of Alis, lol. I can't wait to read it! Thanks for telling me about this book.