a little something about our various meanderings - this and that about a whole lot of nothing,
but hey, that's our life and we like it that way!
I WANT TO WIN! This book is so out of my usual genre I quiver to think of trying it but I believe in stretching yourself for the greater good. SO BRING IT ON!
I just loved your review of FarWorld, and your interview with Savage had me cracking up. I really enjoy your suggestions of books to read. I have read way more the past six months than I have in a very long while.
Between the interview and the review, I have just enough information to know that I really want a chance to read this book, but know that it won't be spoiled by someone telling me everything that happened beforehand. I enjoy reading a good book (when I have the time) or watching a movie without having any advance knowledge about it... Well, almost none. It helps that I know that it's not offensive and it is something that will capture my interest and imagination. I also like the idea of a hero that doesn't fit all the stereotypes, but is still heroic because of who s/he is. Having recently driven through the Sonoran Desert, I am curious about that monastery. Those are the fun little tidbits from the author that will cause fans to reference this blog for years to come. The author has the same name as an economics professor I once learned from. He was a pretty nice guy, so it's not a negative, but it is interesting to put a face (that I'm sure doesn't belong) to this author. Oh, and I hope that the author somehow leaves some additional gems in future interviews similar to that of the corresponding location of the distance of the Unmakers cavern. I have yet to find out what that is, but it sure will make me pull out google maps and try to figure out some of the corresponding references. I wonder what could be happening in other places too, where they speak different languages in our world. Maybe a little out of scope, but an interesting idea that I haven't seen too many people deal with.
Sign me up for the big win. I never win anything so I think it's about my turn.
Take me to Farworld!
With my health taking a nosedive, I'm more in need than ever of something besides daytime tv to fill my days, and besides, I can't wait to read it - might even be worth a trip across the desert if I can't get my own, but - if I do, I have LOTS of kids to pass it on to, and even more friends who love to read juvenile literature who are anxiously awaiting it in their local libraries!
OOOhh! I just love a contest! I enter them all the time...the "who can get the most jammy handprints on their heiney as they are leaving the house" contest, the "who's children can embarrass them the most the fastest in the checkout line"..."Mommy, is that fat person in front of us a man or a woman?!"...and to be fair, I should warn you all, I usually win...not really even a close second. So count me in! Sign me up! Lock me up! Did I just say that out loud?...Anyway...I am really looking forward to reading this book and I'm not just saying that...I'm typing it too. We have recently had really dissappointing and frustrating experiences with this genre. My son is graduating into the "older youth/adult" level of reading and we've been suprised by the content! He will go downstairs to read and come up a chapter and a half later with a sad/angry "I was just sucker-punched" look on his face because he has to stop reading the book--SO FRUSTRATING! I have known Tonya all my life...okay, not ALL of my life, but like you, my life BEGAN when I met Tonya, and if she says it is clean and fascinating, then by golly, I believe it! Not to mention, as a mother of five, she is not one to spend even a minute of her spare time--what tiny bit there is of it--on reading anything but a worthy, original read. I'm excited to read it some day and hope that by participating in this contest we will all at least get in an hour early to the big Farworld Fest at B&N at the big unveiling. Lastly, and I hesitate to say it as it may just influence the judges decision, Tonya may never have sported the "Princess Leia Cinnabon" look, but I do have incriminating photos of her sporting her trademark "Duck Butt" quaff at homecoming and in a hot pink little number at that! (E-mail me) Incidentally, and totally without connection to the above comment, did you get my flowers and chocolate yet?? No reason...
Great review. It sounds like a great book -- I'm glad you liked it. I'm sure I would too.
I need to read this book as well. Original clean books are had to come by. I sometimes feel sorely ashamed of myself when the non cookie cutter characters overcome and become great. But often I am inspired by them to do better in my real life when I emerge from a good book and start to live.
Although I'm not really into Sci-Fi,I wouldn't mind reading it to see how the lesson of the non-participants plays out. It's true that all too often people who do nothing end up supporting the bad or the wrong way. Great review!!
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