I love it when I read a book that I find completely satisfying.
I am such a book/lit snob that it's pretty rare that I find a book that makes me go "mmmm, now that was good." But I Am the Messenger does that for me.
The author, Markus Zusak, is an incredible writer. That's not a compliment I pay very often. But he is. I love how he always managed to surprise me with his choice of words in this book.
And I love the story. I love the characters and how they are sketched out just perfectly. We are given just enough information about them to make them come alive.
I was sad when the book ended. I was sad each time I had to put it down. I can't wait to read more of his books.
You should definitely check it out.
Oh, and check out my new book light!
I had a normal one that broke and needed a quick replacement. Roy to the rescue with this head contraption thingie! I like it though. It's perfect for reading under the covers. (Yes, I still read under the covers. I have to, since Charlie is still sleeping in our room.)
And while we're on the subject of books, don't forget to enter my book giveaway! If you don't like our current selection, enter anyway - I still have plenty of merchandise to put up for sale.
Happy 9/9/09, everyone!