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Beanbag Love

I read. I write. I talk about reading and writing. That is when I'm not driving kids somewhere or teaching them. Married, educated, domesticated. I really enjoy the friends I've met through a variety of different message boards and venues regarding reading and authors. I try to take a positive view when I write reviews but sometimes I can't. Those times are few and far between, but they do exist. I'm mostly an old softy, though. I think so anyway.

Currently reading

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Nightingale - David Farland I bought this book when several authors launched a "book bomb" to support David Farland after his son was seriously injured in a skateboarding accident. That was the first time I'd ever heard of Farland, but it turns out he's a pillar of the community having mentored such luminaries as Brandon Sanderson.

This is YA Fantasy. Not my favorite genre. At. All. But I actually liked this story a lot. It's told in a mature way, even when the POV is from one of the featured teenagers. The world unfolds steadily and unnervingly. The lead is a teenaged boy who was abandoned as a baby and his POV is by turns frustrating and compelling. Just like a teen. <.<

It's the first of a planned series and I don't know when the next one will be out, unfortunately. But I will definitely read on because I have to know what happens next.

The book on Kindle is not expensive, so it's worth a try, especially if you like this genre. ETA: That's not quite accurate. The price is actually $7.99 which is pricey for Kindle, but at least the family gets more money. I have no regrets regarding this purchase. ;D