July 9, 2007

Super-Secret Book Recommendation!

I have a book to strongly recommend! But there is a small problem. My mother-in-law is distantly connected to the author: the author is related by marriage to someone who lives in my mother-in-law's town. To my mother-in-law, this is almost the same as having written the book herself, and she is taking an unusually intense interest in the book's success. If I were to write about the book, it would not be astonishing for her to find my blog in one of her searches.

So! I must somehow communicate the book's title and author to you without mentioning either one! Anyone up for a game of charades?

How about this instead: This super-secret link!

I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvved the book. As much as I liked the HARRY POTTER books, I kid you not! Maybe even...MORE.

11 comments:

angie said...

Is this book kid appropriate? If it is anything like the Harry Potter books I would love to share it with my class!

Swistle said...

Angie: I just checked Amazon.com, and they recommend it for kids 9-12. That's where my library keeps it, too: kids' section. I swear it's good reading for grown-ups, though!

Tessie said...

I will definitely be trying this one out!

Also, what did you think of Lamb? It's been lingering on my wishlist for a while now, but I haven't been able to get fired up enough to buy it yet.

Swistle said...

Tessie: I REALLY liked _Lamb_. I'd read (and liked) _Bloodsucking Fiends_ and _The Stupidest Angel_, but our library didn't have _Lamb_, and then Paul bought it for me for Christmas and I STILL put off reading it, but FINALLY I read it and I think it was probably my favorite of all the Christopher Moore books I've read.

Misty said...

You are so smart with your super secret linking capabilities. And Lamb is the best Chris Moore book. The absolute best one.

JMH said...

Are you a Harry Potter fan too? Can't wait for Book 7 although it will be bittersweet. I kind of donn't want it all to end :(

LOVED Lamb too!

Emily said...

I love this book! It was so great!

Swistle said...

JMH: I'm nervous about book 7, are you? I'm worried she'll BLOW IT.

JMH said...

Swistle: I KNOW!! I am terrifed it will be awful and I wasted years reading and watching the movies over and over! However, she is a great writer, so I am hopeful.

The night the book comes out, there is a costume party at our local bookstore. So, a group of us (Yes, we are all adults and yes, we are dorks!)are dressing up as a Quiddich Team :)Then I will stay up as long as I can and read as much as I can. How about you?

Tessie said...

It's a voice FROM THE PAST!

I loved this book. And, this would have been EXACTLY the kind of thing I would have loved as a kid also. Highly recommended.

Swistle said...

Tessie- Oh good! I loved it too! But I'm always worry I'll be like, "YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK IT IS SO AWESOME!!" and someone will read it and think, "Meh?"