More books keep flying through my door! I had breakfast with Susan this morning. Today is her birthday, and mine is Monday, so we had eggs and hash browns, and bacon and sausage, and stacks of streusel coffee cake pancakes! It was delightful, delectable, full of carbs, and just damn good. Happy birthday to us!
Note: Watch for a birthday post on Monday to recap all the bookish loot that I've gotten lately. Can I get a wahoo?!
We also took the opportunity to trade some books. I grabbed some from my review closet for her to spread around to her students for review, and she brought two books I've wanted to read and that she's recently finished.
The Graveyard Book needs no introduction. It hasn't been out too long, but I still feel like I'm the last poor sap on earth that hasn't read it yet! I expect I'll dive into it this week, and hopefully I can beat this ongoing case of startitis.
The other book she brought is Living Dead Girl, by Elizabeth Scott. Apparently this one is quite the controversial novel. Read the blurb and you'll probably understand why:
When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends — her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over. Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. He does not know it is what she longs for. She does not know he has something more terrifying than death in mind for her. This is Alice's story. It is one you have never heard, and one you will never, ever forget.
I know what Susan thinks (you can read her review HERE), and I'm always curious, when it comes to a love or hate type of book, which side I'll inevitably fall on. I plan to sit out in the sunroom this afternoon and give this book a go. We'll see how it turns out. I'll be sure to post a review when I'm finished, and I'll definitely be calling Susan to compare notes.
If anyone else has read Living Dead Girl, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it!