Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Is it Friday yet?

I'm in the middle of a crazy busy week of work, so any coherent and interesting thoughts have vanished from my brain. I apologize in advance for this rather lame post. If you come back at the weekend I'll be much more interesting, I promise.

I've just finished reading If I Stay, by Gayle Forman. All I can say the moment is 'Wow.' Yes, that's about all I'm capable of. (Oh, OK then, I thought the opening pages were among the most MAGNIFICENT I've read in a long time.)

I've just started reading My So-Called Afterlife, by Tamsyn Murray. I do love a brilliant first line, and this book definitely has one.

At work tomorrow I get to do a little presentation thingy on a book - specifically a book I wished we'd published. That book is... The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness. Should be fun. I'll try to come up with something better than 'It's dead good'. All ideas gratefully received.

So, what are you reading at the moment? YA? Or (gasp!) a grown-up book?


  1. I'm reading Magic Under Glass. Really enjoying it so far.
    I love The Knife of Never Letting Go. Dystopian majesty! Its funny, thrilling, dark and mysterious. I have no idea how you do a presentation on such a title. I'm interested to hear what you come up with...

  2. Becky- I'll let you know! I have no idea either. I'm definitely going to talk about the cover though!

  3. I read Magic Under Glass yesterday. Loved it - really want a sequel right now though. Just started The Returners.
    The Knife of Never Letting Go - the voice. The Noise. The relationship between Todd and Viola. And the controversial ending.

  4. The Knife of Never Go: BEST. BOOK. EVER. True fact. OK, so not true fact so much as righteous subjective belief, but that'll do for the zealot I am.

    I am between books, but Shiver is beckoning from the shelf...

  5. Hey, thanks! Glad you liked the first line :) Hope the rest lives up to it!

  6. Can I use your quote on my review for IIS? Please?

    I'm reading...grown up book! Fantasy :) Dark Lady's Chosen by Gail Z Martin

  7. Ooh, I want to read all three you've mentioned there. I need more hours in the day.

    I'm reading 'Does My Head Look Big In This' by Randa Abdel-Fattah. It's fun and thought-provoking *and* reminded me how nice Tim Tams are. Score.