Wednesday, May 04, 2011

What I'm Reading- Jenna and Jonah's Fauxmance

I got this book because I'd seen reviews of it on people's blogs but also because it was $1.84 on the Kindle. I'm always looking for affordable books for my Kindle.

This book was so funny and sweet and it was so totally my type of book.
The book follows stars of a teen sitcom Charlie(Jenna) and Fielding/Aaron(Jonah). The show is in trouble and the romance is exposed as a fake. The two characters end up staring in a production of Much Ado About Nothing at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Charlie loves this play and it has been her dream to play Beatrice forever but she isn't sure she can act on stage or only on her tv sitcom.

Here is what I loved about this book.
- Much Ado About Nothing- The theater I work at is doing this show in the fall. I imagine that there will be many school groups coming to see the show. I think this would be a fun read for anyone who has a performance of Much Ado About Nothing in their future.
-Shakespeare- Shakespeare is all about mistaken identities and masks and disguises. This book is very true to that as the characters find out who they are in the layers of all the parts they play.
-Oregon Shakespeare Festival- I've had friends work here. I kept asking one of my coworkers if things were true. Do they really have dessert at midnight on Wednesdays and Sundays? Do you really live in a rustic little cabin?
-Theater- I love books about theater.

What are you reading?


Alicia Gregoire said...

This is book is on my TBR. I'm glad to hear it's held up to the reviews. I just finished Red Glove by Holly Black and have started Born of Fire by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Julie said...

This sounds like a great book, I'm putting it on my list. I'm currently reading Writing Down The Bones by Natalie Goldberg.

I wanted to let you know too that I have given you the Stylish Blogger Award on my blog, I really enjoy your site. :)

Angela Felsted said...

I just finished reading "Falling Under," which was good, but which I also had mixed feelings about.

Stratoz said...

I am reading many a thing, but last night it was Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Rebecca Bradley said...

It sounds a lovely book. I'm also someone who loves the bargains in the kindle store! :)