Interestingly, the third volume of Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle, Brisingr, was released this last Friday night and sold 550,000 copies in it's first day, a record for Random House Children's Books. Wow. The previous two books were Eragonand Eldest...has anyone read them? Thoughts?
I am so looking forward to reading Michelle Moran's The Heretic Queen, which was generously sent to me courtesy of the great folks over at Historical Tapestry (and even signed by Michelle herself - wow!), that I just knew I had to read Michelle's first novel, Nefertiti first and foremost. Am I the only one out there that needs to read books in order? Even if the books aren't technically a series, I'm a little OCD about reading them in chronological order. So I trotted on down to my local bookstore and purchased Nefertiti this morning, which admittedly eased my OCD on that front. I'll be posting reviews to both Nefertiti and The Heretic Queen together, so look for those in the near future.
And now for something new! As a parent, I am constantly on the look out for kid's books. We go through a lot of books in this house! Not only am I always buying books that are for my kid's current age group, but I also find myself buying books that will be more appropriate when they are older. Seems like I am always adding to their "library." So rather than mix kid's books in with the reviews I do here, I've created a sister-site called Respite for Kids where I'll post reviews of everything from board-books for toddlers all the way up to young adult books. (You have no idea how much restraint it took to not call the site Respite From Kids, but I refrained.)
So if you have children/grandchildren yourself or if you just want to occassionally pick up a book for a child in your life to cultivate their love of reading, take a peek over there and hopefully you'll find something to your liking.