I had hoped to put this post together last night and have it go up this morning, but instead I spent the evening reading Cryer’s Cross with Natalie. After watching the creepy book trailer, she wanted to read it, but thought it might be too freaky, so I offered to read it with her. I haven’t read a book aloud to just her since Breaking Dawn came out! Anyway, Lisa McMann’s Cryer’s Cross was creepy and freaky, but in a good way, and we devoured it – read for about an hour and a half on Thursday evening, then read for two hours straight and finished it last night. I probably won’t write a review of it, but here’s Natalie’s review – just be wary of the parts labeled “Spoiler Alert!”
~ Though we have to wait until 2012 to actually read it, those of us anxiously awaiting the next book from Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, now have an actual title to look forward to.
Reviews and blog posts that have me adding to my to-read list:
~ Songs of Love and Death, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, reviewed by Fyrefly at Fyrefly’s Book Blog
~ Amaryllis in Blueberry by Christina Meldrum, reviewed by Jen at Devourer of Books
~ I really thought I was done signing up for reading challenges for the year, but the Birth Year Reading Challenge has my interest piqued – I love the idea of reading titles that came out the year I was born. And, there’s no minimum requirement.