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This week I only managed to read 2 books, but what books they were! First, I read:
Which slowly managed to become my favorite book of 2012 (so far). It's so cleverly done that I can't really tell you that much about it or I'll spoil the wonderful experience of discovering all the cleverness yourself. I mean, I can't even tell you the main character's name or I'll ruin a very emotional part of the book! I thought I was completely sick and tired of World War II historical fiction (I am one of the few who is not head over heals for The Book Thief, although I do like it well enough). Really and truly, though, if you read one book I've had on my blog thus far, read this one. It's published next month (I read an ARC via the ARC fairies who send my library a big box of yet-to-be-published teen books every month or so.)
I also read:
Which is about nun assassins, and, really, what more do you need to know other than that? This book is so much fun and well-worth reading. I was kind of bothered by its mixing of politics and religion, but I don't suppose one is supposed to think about that too much in a book such as this. The characters are awesome, the world is well-realized and the story is engrossing. It's even a quick read at 500+ pages. I feel like it's a Megan Whalen Turner book for people who think Megan Whalen Turner books are too literary. My one complaint is I really really really wish there was an end note so I would know what was true to history and what was a part of LaFevers' fantastic imagination. Maybe the actual book has one, I hope? I read the ARC from the ARC fairies who are being particularly good to me this year.
I'm still plugging away on:
I really need to finish Solace of the Road so I can do my next adventure and post things other than It's Monday, What are You Reading? on my blog!
I AM DETERMINED to finish Life, an Exploded Diagram this week. I must!
Still planning on starting
No, I will never be able to read all of these books in one week, but I always have bigger reading goals than I can possibly realize, and I'm sure y'all are used to that by now.