Shameless "Beauty Queens" by Libba Bray reference in the title, but there's a purpose for that. I'll get to it in a bit.
First order of business: updating my NaNo count 8921 - I'm aiming for 10K tonight, so I've got my stash of chocolate and I'm keeping a late night. Will resume reading tomorrow.
Second order of business: I might end up asking on Goodreads later, but I figure it'd be better to ask here. I'm looking for parody/satire books to use as inspiration reads while I'm writing in NaNo. I always like to read books that help me get in the mood of what I'm writing, so it'd be great if I could pick up some great books in this genre.
I've already read some of the books mentioned in the ribbon at the top here, but can anyone think of other reads they were impressed with? I'm totally open to suggestions in any genre, any age group.
One final thing, a few quotes from Beauty Queens, just for good measure:
“Ahem. Dear Jesus," Taylor intoned more fervently. "We just want to thank you for gettin' us here safe ---"
There was a loud, gurgling groan. Somebody shouted, "Oh my gosh! Miss Delaware just died!"
"--- for gettin some of us here safe," Taylor continued. "And we pray that, as we are fine, upstandin', law-abidin' girls who represent the best of the best, you will protect us from harm and keep us safe until we are rescued and can tell our story to People magazine. Amen."
“I hate this place,” Tiara whimpered. “It’s super creepy. Like a haunted Chuck E. Cheese’s where the games all want to kill you and you never get your pizza.”