I am official addicted to BookMooch. I have spent hours the past week scouring the available books and adding others to my wish list. And in the last couple of weeks I’ve netted myself some fantastic finds. A pristine copy of The Birth House by Ami McKay arrived at my house earlier in the week and just yesterday a perfect, hardback copy of The Faery Reel came. I’ve read the Faery Reel before, it an absolute fantastic collection of short stories by the likes of Kelly Link, Charles De Lint, Delia Sherman, and Gregory Maguire to name a few that was edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow. I highly recommend. Even if you don’t necessarily care for fairy tales and light-scifi, it is amazing as is the similar The Green Man: Tales of the Mythic Forest. And I can’t wait to dig into The Birth House, I think. Being preggers makes me wonder if I want to be reading a book about a midwife right now. We’ll see. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.
And, praise be, I am finally into a fantastic book! Granted, it’s a reread, but it’s a wonderful one to be rereading. It’s The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly (FanTASTic writer! Really, really good historical fiction.) and I am loving just as much as the first time, which was 4 years ago and really, how much do I remember? Verrry little. After that will be The Winter Rose, the second in the trilogy. The third comes out in England this summer and I expect I’ll have to order it. I plan on curling up tonight with TR and gulping down large quantites of it.