Perhaps slightly more thought-provoking than a “what I had for dinner” post**.
[My descriptions and mini-reviews should not contain spoilers. However, links to outside sources very well might.]
What I’m Reading Now:
The Snow Queen’s Shadow by Jim C. Hines — The last book in his princess series, which features the characters of Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty being — as is inscribed on my copy of The Mermaid’s Madness — “kick-butt heroines.” Some people might call it fluff reading, but they are forgetting something incredibly important: It is fluff reading with swords.
When Dad Killed Mom by Julius Lester — What the title says. Told, in alternating chapters, from the points of view of the son and the daughter. I’m less far in this than I am in The Snow Queen’s Shadow (this one started out as a bus read), but I’m finding that I Must. Read. any time Jenna is narrating.
What’s Next on My List:
In no particular order:
The Queen of Everything by Deb Caletti — When I read Wild Roses, I was impressed by the nuanced and complex way Caletti treated domestic abuse and its effects. Though I was somewhat less pleased with the way she handled mental illness and the all powerful teen romance.
Goblin Quest also by Jim C. Hines — On the cover, there is a picture of a great big dragon and an itty bitty blue goblin whose hair may or may not be on fire. This one is clearly awesomeness with itty bitty swords.
Delirium by Lauren Oliver — I can tell I’ve been looking forward to this one because I purchased it new and in hardcover. Sure enough, it promises me Lauren Oliver storytelling plus a dystopian society. I will be surprised if this one doesn’t keep me up at night, reading just one more chapter. And then just one more.
What are you reading now or next?
** Though if anyone is actually into recipe posts, let me know. I love to cook and make shit up as I go in the cooking process, so having incentive to write them down might help me remember WTF I just did.