This winter, I'm reading...
Kristin's story is quite a tale of someone that spent their life running from themself only to be confronted with their reality in a brutal way. Interesting book written from the soul but as if you are talking to a good friend and she is telling you this story over coffee. Kristin is a talanted and extremely funny actress and now author and all I can say is its great to have her back.
The Dark Tower series is my all-time favorite storytelling saga about a ka-tet of four gunslingers, one from Midworld, a mirror world to ours, and three pulled into Midworld from New York City. Stephen King has created his own genre in The Dark Tower, his teenage dream of combining The Lord of the Rings with a good western.
I read all seven books as soon as I could get my hands on them, and was delighted that Stephen King's characters from The Dark Tower series had more to say, after all, in this eighth novel.
I absolutely loved Catherynne Valente's first book, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, and I was even more delighted with her second book, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There. If you are a fan of imaginative, intricate tales, you need to be reading this series right now. Every page is a magical treat filled with new and inventive ideas -- teapots living in samovars, shadows in their own little underworld, and goblin markets that produce exactly what the buyer is pining for. The descriptions are beautiful and full of life. I feel like the author pulls me right into her stories and I wish I could stay for weeks at a time.
I'm definitely going to incorporate these ideas (below) into the covered porch section of my new deck!