I found this fun idea today and just have to join in. Crazy for Books is sponsoring a blog hop every Friday. The blogs will be all about books, reviews, new books we can't wait to read, and everything fabulous about books! This makes my heart flutter with happiness!
The question of the week is this:
“Highlight one book you have received this week (for review, from the library, purchased at the store, etc.) that you can’t wait to dig into!”
Easy one, as I just went to the library yesterday and got lucky! Our library has a Lucky You section. "Hot" books are on the Lucky You shelf, and if you are lucky, you find the hot one(s) you can't wait to read. You have one week in which to read them. I hit the jackpot yesterday when I found two:
Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich
Room by Emma Donoghue
I was so excited! I immediately put aside the book I'm currently reading, and started reading Shadow Tag. I am over halfway through, so I know I'll finish it today and can dive into Room very soon.
Erdrich is such a great writer and wordsmith. She's amazing! Once I was lucky enough to attend a book discussion AT her very own bookstore in Minneapolis with Erdrich HERSELF in attendance. That was fun. I tried not to be intimidated, even though I'm awed by authors and especially super intelligent ones like Erdrich. I love her bookstore, but don't get there very often, even though I sort of live in the area. My sister also owns a bookstore (I know.. aren't you jealous?) so that's my book shopping place of choice. I get a Sister's discount, don't-cha know!
What fun would life be without books?? I think it's time to go curl up with Shadow Tag and get it back on that Lucky You shelf.