You know how the Top Ten Tuesday meme is so popular? I think it’s so fun and such a creative idea!
So I, being the jealous creature that I am, decided to make my own meme. (And someday I shall be famous because of it.) It is called Flashlight Friday and features a book that you will stay up too late reading over the weekend.
I am ridiculously proud of myself, by the way.
The book I will stay up reading waaay tooo late tonight is…
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor!!
The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around— and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.
What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?
The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? and if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?
In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.
Welcome to Weep.
I have been waiting to read this book for an ETERNITY. (Actually it’s been like three months but it sure feels like forever.) And so when my beautiful copy came on Tuesday I of course discarded all my other responsibilities and began reading it immediately.
And it is unbelievably wonderful. I literally cannot handle the beauty of the writing. In fact, it is so beautiful that I am taking about twice as long to read it as I take on most books because I keep rereading and re-re-reading all my favorite lines.
Which is seriously like every other line.
Also, life is evil and keeps demanding that I talk to people and DO things instead of read. What’s with that?!?
So now that the heinousness of school and other responsibilities has ended for the week, I have decided that instead of sleeping I will just have to read.
And it will be wonderful.
What book(s) will you read this weekend?? Do you ever read all night?? And why is nighttime reading so much fun?!?