Due to a snow day, an early release day, and a lazy weekend, I've finished two more books this week.
"Clockwork Angel" by Cassandra Clare is a great YA fantasy novel that walks the tightrope between being a "boys' book" and a "girls' book", and does a wonderful job. There is action, gore, and betrayal layered with romance and a spunky female protagonist. One of my students let me borrow this, and I loved it.
I also decided to see what all the fuss was about and reserved a copy of "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. I LOVED this multi-voiced historical novel focusing on the relationships between women and race in Mississippi in the 1960s. As usually happens, I understand why this has been a favorite book club books in the past year.
In other news, the launch party for the local magazine is tonight, and I am...nervous. It's a heady thing, being able to rub elbows with other folks published in the same magazine as me, and I'm nervous about reading my poem. This is a spec fiction crowd, and I don't know how well received my poem will be, but I'm really excited for this opportunity.
It's been a crazy day. I hope the evening runs more smoothly!