Hello there, and welcome to my book blog! I hope to become your regular book blog rest stop. I am a 40 (cough, cough) something bibliophile and busy mother of 2 girls, but somehow manage to find time to read!
Okay, remember when I said that I tend to judge a book by its cover? I'll admit it, I'm a total snob when it comes to book covers. There are many many books that I have not picked up merely because of their cover. FOR SHAME! Eventhough I blather on endlessly to my 10 year old about not judging anything or anyone based on how they LOOK. Sigh. It's a problem. But once again I am going to point to the fact that because I have the WONDERFUL people at Simon and Schuster Canada and a few other publishing houses, I am introduced to various titles in which I would otherwise might say, "Pah!"
If I saw this little ditty in the book store I would probably think it was some weird little graphic novel, and not even given it a second glance. And in fact, it came in a box with some other ARC's and sat there barely even noticed crying in the corner. At first I thought, "What the?" and it went into the pile of still-to-be-read ARC's that seem to call me everyday from their corner of my family room.
I am meandering around Facebook, when I should really be reading, and I notice that Scott Westerfeld author of Leviathan which I sort of liked (read: OBSESSIVELY IN LOVE WITH) changed his status to read...and I'm paraphrasing here... I'm going to be doing reading from Zombies vs. Unicorn at the blah blah blah tomorrow. I'm like.. WHAAAA? And so I asked him if he wrote a story in there and he says yes.
Here's me scrambling to grab the book.
Here's me opening it for the first time eventhough I've had it since forever...
and here's me:
Soooo, not only does Scott Westerfeld have a short story in this little number, but so does CASSANDRA CLARE and HOLLY BLACK... it is a veritable cornucopia of delightful authors.
It is a zany anthology of sorts, of short stories... but so much more! Here is the blurb:
In this anthology, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (unicorn and zombie, respectively), strong arguments are made for both sides in the form of short stories. Half of the stories portray the strengths – for good and evil – of unicorns and half show the good (and really, really bad-ass) side of zombies. This anthology will have everyone asking: Team Zombie or Team Unicorn?
See what I mean? GEMS, people, GEMS!
It comes out September 21st and once I have a read thru I'll post my review..