Has a book ever called your name? Have you ever been drawn to a book, knowing that you don't have "time" to read it because you have other books you need to read? Well, this week TWO books called out to me. They were books I planned on reading, eventually. But they couldn't wait, so I stopped resisting and picked them up. Really glad I did!The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
I saw this book on a sidebar in Shelf Awareness back in early May and added it to my Wanna Read It list. I didn't request it because I wasn't sure when I could read it. Then, the most wonderful thing happened: Dot Lin, Mr. Sanderson's publicist, asked if I wanted to receive a copy. Ha Ha! Why do they ask - of course I want a copy!!! And she sent this beautiful, HUGE, hardcover and I posted it In My Mailbox - June 15, mere days after it was released. But alas, that translates to "I will read it before year's end because it is not a library book nor is it a blog tour just some wonderfully pleasant reading to look forward to". Yes, it means all of that! But, it wasn't to be - I picked it up a mere day after I finished The Demon's Lexicon and Big Stone Gap. It wasn't even in the pile, I had to go and get it and WOW! It is wonderful.
"That's a charming concept, Blushweaver. But I believe the universe and I are in slightly different weight categories.""I think you're wrong""Are you saying I'm fat?" (p. 145)
I know, funny right? You weren't thinking that? Maybe you need to read the book. No, really. Get it. It's a mystery, a fantasy, it's humorous, it's witty, it has great new ideas, and makes you think! What more could you ask for from a book?"You didn't use me much...You could have used me. I'm better than a shirt. I'm a sword....I really am better than a shirt. I would have killed them. Look, they're still breathing. Stupid shirt." (p. 207)