Booking Through Thursday: Bookish Meme.
What’s the last book you were really EXCITED to read?
The last book I was really, super excited about was The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. I remember I bought the book rather than waiting for my turn on a library copy during a time when I was strapped for cash and I read it in a single night. (I gave up soda for two weeks and drank just water to pay for it.) Gaiman is my favorite author and his wit and ability to turn a phrase is so exciting and wonderful that I devour anything from him. He writes these sentences that just leap off the page and are so hilarious. I just adore the whimsical style of his writing. I still take the book down off the shelf for a nostalgic read once and a while.
And, were you excited about it in advance? Or did the excitement bloom while you were reading it?
When I heard that a new book by Neil Gaiman was coming out I was super excited. So, I was impatiently waiting for it to appear in the bookstores months before I actually got my hands on it.
Are there any books you’re excited about right NOW?
Not really. I just finished Angel in the Front Room Devil Out Back by Stanford Diehl and I cracked open The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston last night. The first turned out better than I thought it would and I’m only a few pages into the second one and the stilted writing style has thrown me for a loop. I’ll reserve judgment on The Witch’s Daughter until I’m a few more chapters in. I do have some Discword books from Terry Pratchett coming through the mail sometime soon that I’m really looking forward to.