Unusual, even here in Colorado, but it's definitely happening. I have so many books piled up to talk about with you, and plenty more waiting at my fingertips, aching to be read.
Of course, I'm reading a couple of books right now, including Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire. Apparently, her Every Heart A Doorway won a pile of awards last year but I just stumbled across this little gem at the library. So glad I did, because she's the real deal - a fantasy writer who's here to stay. If you need irrefutable proof that McGuire isn't going to waste your time, look no further than this:
There are worlds built on rainbows and words built on rain. There are worlds of pure mathematics, where every number chimes like crystal as it rolls into reality. There are worlds of light and worlds of darkness, worlds of rhyme and worlds of reason, and worlds where the only thing that matters is the goodness in a hero's heart. The Moors are none of those things. The Moors exist in eternal twilight, in the pause between the lightning strike and the resurrection.
I just want to plaster that bit of beauty onto my clavicle, or sleep with it under my pillow - whatever it takes to make it seep into my bones, you know?
My own aspirations have turned to writing full time as of late. I've wanted to be a writer since I learned to read, and although various events and adventures led me to plaster over that dream well, words keep sneaking through, leaking out and out, wearing thin the little walls that I erected. So, writing. I've circled back around to the dreams and wishes of little girl me. She's the one with wisdom, the one who always knew best. Kids usually are, I guess. Especially when they devour books like Seanan McGuire's!
On that note, I'll be back in a twinkling to discuss some of the kid lit I've read and loved so far this year. Happy reading!