Monday Memories is an original feature/weekly meme created and hosted by Miss Print and the Book Bandit. We created Monday Memories because we both love and collect books and wanted to talk about them. We hope you’ll want to share too.
Monday Memories: The Marbury Lens
The Marbury Lens, by Andrew Smith, is a book about a boy named Jack. Jack can never get away from anything. Jack travels to another world, called Marbury, full of horrors and death and awful things. In our world, Jack is struggling with his need to go back to Marbury, like an addiction, and with lying to his new girlfriend and also his best friend, Conner Kirk. Conner ends up going to Marbury, too. Will the boys ever get out? Will they get away from Marbury? Will Conner ever stop talking about how gay Jack is (not)?
I love The Marbury Lens because I absolutely LOVE Jack and Conner. Conner Kirk is the best best friend ever in the history of best friends. And Jack, well, Jack is just Jack, and he can’t escape from himself. He’s a mess. He’s perfect. I read TML almost a year ago, and I was blown away by it. This year I reread it for the Book in a Day challenge. I’ve started writing TML/100 Sideways Miles crossover fanfiction. I’ll let you know how that goes.
I’m sure that eventually I’ll end up doing all of Andrew Smith’s books for Monday Memories. They’re all very important to me!
Anyone can join. But please, if you join in the fun, link back to Miss Print and/or the Book Bandit on your own Monday Memories post AND add your name to the Link list included with our posts every week so that everyone can check out other posts! If you don’t have a blog, you can post your thoughts as a comment. And, of course, have fun!
Now that you know how it works, here’s what it is: Monday Memories is super simple. Just take a photo of a book from your personal library (or a library book that’s significant to you, etc.) and talk about why it matters. Is it your first ever signed book? The first book you reviewed on your blog? Whatever it is, write it up in a Monday Memories post and share it.