Thursday, October 8, 2015

{A Twist in the Tail} Why I love THE LIGHT PRINCESS and am excited for the new Tori Amos cast recording adapting the fairy tale to stage!

Love fairy tales and mythology?
Fans of mermaids, dragons, unicorns, and other mythical creatures?
Enjoy when a beloved classic tale is retold?
A Twist in the Tail Thursdays features all this and more!
A lot of you may not know this, but I'm kind of obsessed with musicals. I'll listen to Broadway ballads over the radio's Top 40 Hits any day.

When I found out that Tori Amos was developing one of my favorite fairy tales, The Light Princess by George MacDonald, into a musical, I was intrigued.

What's ironic about this is the fact that I first discovered Tori Amos years ago because she wrote a song called "A Sorta Fairytale" and...well...I'm also obsessed with fairy tales. (This you DO know, I'm sure...especially if you're reading today's weekly fairy tale feature!)

The only problem with The Light Princess? It was going to be produced by the Royal National Theatre in London, which meant I couldn't hop on a train and go see it like I can a Broadway musical. At one point in time, it had dreams to jump the pond and come to Broadway; I'm hoping it still does!

Tomorrow, The Light Princess cast recording comes out! (IDK about you, but it's still weird to me that music comes out on Fridays now! It's been Tuesday for SO LONG...)

Official Light Princess Trailer:

YouTube Link

I'm really excited to listen to the full show! I know they've changed a lot from the original fairy tale, so I'm nervous, too. It may be like Disney's Frozen, where I have to disconnect the fairy tale it's based on (In Disney's case, another fairy tale favorite, The Snow Queen, only...not) and pretend that it's a 100% original story. OR there may be enough of the original still in there. It's hard to say until I know more!

If you're not familiar with the story of The Light Princess, you can read the original fairy tale online (legally!!!) for FREE courtesy of Project Gutenberg.

I hope you fall in love with it as much as I do! (I even wrote a [really bad] retelling of it a long time ago, I loved the story so much!)

Will you be checking out the cast recording for A Light Princess with me this week?

O F F I C I A L   I N F O:

Release Date: October 9, 2015
Publisher: Mercury Classics

Exclusive bonus tracks sung by Tori featured on this recording!

This is a 2 CD set that contains a 32 page booklet with synopsis and complete lyrics.

The anticipated cast recording shines a light on Tori Amos distinctive and powerful songwriting, performed by The Light Princess stellar cast and recorded entirely as a studio album. The new record will also feature exclusive bonus tracks sung by Tori, a win-win for Amos and musical theatre fans alike.

With music and lyrics by Tori Amos and book and lyrics by Samuel Adamson and suggested by a story by George MacDonald, Amos weaves her delicately crafted music throughout the narrative, with Adamson poignantly telling the story of a young woman facing her fears. The Light Princess is the next chapter in Amos trailblazing career, best described as a huge triumph by The Huffington Post.

The Light Princess is Althea, a princess who loses her mother at the age of six. In an opposing kingdom, a young prince, Digby, also sees his mother die. Digby becomes so solemn that he never smiles. In contrast, Althea becomes so light with grief that she floats into the air, where she never cries. She is shunned by her kingdom and locked away in her father s castle.

One day, Digby declares war and Althea is forced out of confinement. She defies her father and escapes, only to encounter the solemn prince. Beside a lake, the warring heirs begin a passionate and illicit affair. But for Althea to find real love, she must first confront the world s darkness and face her deepest fears.

The role of Althea, the light princess, is sung by Rosalie Craig. The New York Times raved, In its leading lady, Rosalie Craig, a star is born. Craig received an Evening Standard Award and a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for her moving performance. She can be heard on the cast album alongside the rest of the original cast including Nick Hendrix, Amy Booth-Steel, Kane Oliver Parry, Hal Fowler and Clive Rowe, among others. The album is produced by Amos and features Martin Lowe conducting with orchestrations by long time Amos contributor John Philip Shenale, as well as vocal arrangements and additional orchestrations by Amos and Lowe.

Amos and Adamson take this fairytale about grief, rebellion and love and create a one-of-a-kind musical that has been embraced by audiences and critics alike.

Tori Amos

Tori Amos is a multi Grammy-nominated singer/composer/pianist who has sold over 12 million albums. Her expansive catalogue of 14 landmark records includes her 1992 iconic debut Little Earthquakes as well favorites Under The Pink, Boys For Pele, Scarlett's Walk and more. Her last and most recent album Unrepentant Geraldines (released in 2014 on Mercury Classics/UMC) debuted at #7 on Billboard s Top 200 chart, making it her 8th studio album to chart in the top 10 in its first week of release. Unrepentant Geraldines was a commercial and critical success, and heralded as some of Tori s best work over the last 20 years according to NPR.

A pioneer across multiple platforms, she was the first major label artist to offer a single for download. She has produced groundbreaking videos throughout her career, taking risks both musically and visually. Renowned for her passionate and broad fan-base, her tours are consistently critically and commercially successful, with an ever-evolving live show. Ms. Amos is also a noted humanitarian and co-founder of RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), which is the United States largest anti-sexual assault organization.

Samuel Adamson

Samuel Adamson s work at the National Theatre includes Southwark Fair, a new version of Ibsen s Pillars of the Community, and Mrs Affleck (from Ibsen s Little Eyolf), as well as Frank & Ferdinand for National Theatre Connections. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

{Excerpt/Giveaway} H2O and H2O: THE STORM by Virginia Bergin

  This week, Virginia Bergin releases THE STORM, a sequel to last year's debut H2O. 

To celebrate, Sourcebooks Fire, Virginia Bergin, and I are sharing an excerpt and giving away a fun gift basket!

O F F I C I A   I N F O:

Title: H2O
Author: Virginia Bergin
Release Date: Oct. 7, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

It's in the rain...and just one drop will kill you.
They don't believe it at first. Crowded in Zach's kitchen, Ruby and the rest of the partygoers laugh at Zach's parents' frenzied push to get them all inside as it starts to drizzle. But then the radio comes on with the warning, "It's in the rain! It's fatal, it's contagious, and there's no cure."
Two weeks later, Ruby is alone. Anyone who's been touched by rain or washed their hands with tap water is dead. The only drinkable water is quickly running out. Ruby's only chance for survival is a treacherous hike across the country to find her father-if he's even still alive. 

Author: Virginia Bergin
Release Date: Oct. 6, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

"I'll tell you a weird thing about apocalypses - a thing I didn't even know until I was in one: they seem pretty bad, don't they? Well, take it from me: they can always get worse."
Three months after the killer rain first fell, Ruby is beginning to realise her father might be dead . . . and that she cannot survive alone. When a chance encounter lands her back in the army camp, Ruby thinks she is safe - at a price. Being forced to live with Darius Spratt is bad enough, but if Ruby wants to stay she must keep her eyes - and her mouth - shut. It's not going to happen. When she realizes what is going on - the army is trying to find a cure by experimenting on human subjects - Ruby flips out . . . and makes an even more shocking discovery: she's not useless at all. The Storm begins . . .

 Now, take a peek at this excerpt:

by Virginia Bergin


In the morning, the Spratt wakes me up with breakfast. I’d have been pretty grumpy about that because I was sound asleep, but he brought a spectacular selection of items. I couldn’t have stacked up that tray better myself: as well as Les Pastries Française there’s Le Full English Breakfast: fried everything and a pile of baked beans.
He sits and watches me cramming food into my face like a cavewoman. Part of me wants to ask about where, precisely, all this stuff comes from, but mainly I just feel like I don’t want to hear it—­haven’t I seen enough already to know that while I have suffered Apocalypse Max, these people have been living in Apocalypse Lite?
I was wrong; survival is a competition, and these people are winning—­which reminds me, about twelve hours later than a nicer (nice?) person would have thought of it:
“Hey, what happened to the Princess?” I manage to ask between glorious great mouthfuls of eggs and bacon.
I may need to remind you that the Princess was this mute kid the Spratt found—­or rather she found him—­after the rain fell. An Asian kid, maybe Indian, I’d guessed. Age unknown, name unknown. Tiny, beautiful, heart-­woundingly sad. Mute with fright (we reckoned), but never silent…least of all on the subject of me. The Princess didn’t like me, not one bit. I tried to be kind; I did try. I just shouted a lot. It was a stressful time.
“That Welsh family took her. They had to. What do I know about looking after a kid?”
“You did OK,” I say, cramming in fried bread. And then I think the thought that goes with that thought. “What happened to my dog?” I ask, stabbing a sausage. I mean Saskia’s dog, the Darling Chihuahua.
“They don’t let animals in here, Ru,” says Darius.
There is this awful silence during which I can no longer face eating that sausage. Not that I think Darling got turned into one. These people are spoiled, but they are surely not monsters. Just coldhearted abandoners of small, innocent dogs and…
“Or people like me.”
“Ru…” says Darius.
I amaze myself that I am the one to say it, but the thought comes to me, cutting through the snuggly hug of food and sleepiness as sharp as a surgeon’s knife: “I’m not going to be able to stay here, am I?”
“We can talk about that later,” he says.
While seeming not to be an answer to my question, that is an answer. It isn’t a very specific one though, because it’s not clear to me who’s going to kick me out first: the British Army, the Spratt—­or me. Am I capable of doing that? Am I capable of trying to walk out of this place with bravery and dignity? (Once I have finished breakfast, obviously.) (Or maybe tomorrow, if I lie low and the Spratt doesn’t get too pushy.)
“I think, if you leave—­” says Darius.
“When. It’s ‘when,’ isn’t it? Not ‘if.’”
“I want to come too. I mean—­if that’s OK with you.”
I do sort of feel I could faint or something, so massive is the storm of conflicting stuff in my head. This is a conversation I never ever thought I’d be having in a place I never ever thought I’d be—­physically, emotionally, mentally, you-­name-­it-­ly. (Have I told you before how much I hate apocalypses?) There is only one way to deal with this, and that is to push it all back onto the Spratt.
I amaze myself for a second time—­and I haven’t even finished breakfast.
“Yeah,” I say, “and what about your job, Darius? What about working twenty-­four/seven to save the planet?”
He’s quiet for a moment, then, “Maybe they can manage without me?” he says.
Uh. I shake my head. The truth is harsh. “It’s me they can manage without.”
“But maybe I can’t, Ru,” he says.
I feel like I want to cry. “Yeah, you can,” I tell him. “Just pretend we’re back at school.”
I get that in quick—­so quick. To him, I was a clueless snob. To me, he was the subnerd of subnerds. If the rain hadn’t fallen, I don’t suppose we would ever have even spoken.

Still curious?
The cover design for this series is AWESOME.

I'll be posting it for you to see next week,
so stop back!!!

Virginia Bergin learned to roller-skate with the children of eminent physicists.

She grew up in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, in a house tied to her father’s job. Her parents, the children of Irish and Polish immigrants – and one Englishwoman – had moved from Liverpool to the south of England in search of work.

Virginia studied psychology but ruined her own career when, dabbling in fine art at Central St Martins, she re-discovered creative writing. Since then she has written poetry, short stories, film and TV scripts and a play that almost got produced – but didn’t.

In between and alongside more jobs than you’ve had hot dinners, she has worked as a writer on TV, eLearning and corporate projects and has 22 broadcast and non-broadcast TV credits, from children’s favourite Big Cat Diary Family Histories (BBC) to the award-winning series Africa (Tigress Productions for National Geographic). Most recently, she has been working in online education, creating interactive courses for The Open University.

She has lived in North Wales, London and Bristol. In May 2015, she moved from a council estate in Bristol to live in rural Somerset, somewhere between Taunton, Chard and Ilminster. Her nearest neighbour is a horse.
You could win...

This fun gift basket!


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

If you could re-read a book from your book boyfriend's POV, who would you choose!?

Today, the book world woke up to news that Stephanie Meyer had included a big surprise with the tenth anniversary edition of TWILIGHT. Time will tell if fans appreciate the new gender-bent version entitled LIFE AND DEATH or if they're mad that they still don't have MIDNIGHT SUN, which is TWILIGHT from love interest Edward's POV.

The uproar got me thinking, though. A lot of people out there want to see Edward's POV because they were so drawn to him. Earlier this year, E.L. James released GREY, which is FIFTY SHADES OF GREY from Christian's POV. In the YA world, everyone is always really excited when Jennifer L. Armentrout releases chapters from various male POVs. (I personally LOVED seeing Aiden's POV in ELIXIR and am looking forward to seeing the world through Daemon Black's eyes this fall when OBLIVION releases.)

Sometimes I get annoyed when novels have more than one POV because the second voice isn't handled well, but when it IS handled well and when it's an amazing POV that gets you into the head of the MC's love interest? It's worth it for those books.

It made me curious: Whose POV would you like to see in books--or even novellas? What books would you be willing to read through a new set of eyes, knowing that some of the scenarios will be the same?

For me--and I've been saying this a while--I would love, love, LOVE to see the world through the eyes of Étienne St. Clair for ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins (My review of this amazing book). The swoons!!! I'd love a novel retelling everything from his POV because you KNOW Anna couldn't see the things he was going through and experiencing. Heck, I'd take a novella! I'd swoon all over again.

Sometimes, I get exasperated when I see couples from previous books come back again and again in newer books in a series because it starts to feel too crowded and it takes the attention off of the new main characters. But I've always been really happy to see Étienne and Anna again. Ummmmmmm and after their appearance in ISLA AND THE HAPPIlLY EVER AFTER, I'm so desperate for another cameo from them in a future book or a novella that takes place after ISLA from their POV or something because I am NOT READY to say goodbye to these two.

If Stephanie Perkins ever writes more, I'll be one of the very first people in line because ALL THE FEELS!!!

So if I had to choose ONE GUY from ONE BOOK
to get his own POV,
I'd choose Étienne St. Clair.

...Who would you choose!?
O F F I C I A   I N F O:

Author: Stephanie Perkins
Release Date: Dec. 2, 2010
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile / Penguin

Can Anna find love in the City of Light?

Anna is happy in Atlanta. She has a loyal best friend and a crush on her coworker at the movie theater, who is just starting to return her affection. So she's less than thrilled when her father decides to send her to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year.

But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna meets some cool new people, including the handsome Étienne St. Clair, who quickly becomes her best friend. Unfortunately, he's taken —and Anna might be, too. Will a year of romantic near misses end with the French kiss she's waiting for?

"Magical. Anna and the French Kiss really captures the feeling of being in love." Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments series“

Anna and the French Kiss charms [readers] with its Parisian setting and très bien boy.”

"Very sly. Very funny. Very romantic. You should date this book."
- Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author

"Tantalizing pacing, sparkling repartee, vibrant supporting characters . . ." Gayle Forman, New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay

"Imagine a mug of rich, thick hot chocolate. Now add a swirl of sweet whipped cream. Yummy? Oui. Well, Anna and the French Kiss is richer, sweeter, and—yes—even hotter. You're in for a very special treat."
—Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of Peace, Love and Baby Ducks and Let It Snow

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Looking Back: My First Ever Writer's Retreat, Fun Nail Art, Fantastic Books, and even more to look forward to in October!

My First EVER Writer's Retreat!!!

I've always dreamed about going away on a writer's retreat. know, I thought I needed to be a published author first. When I heard that authors Beth Revis and Cristin Terrill were putting a retreat together this coming November, I was tempted. (I believe you can still sign up for that one!) When I heard that author CJ Redwine was putting one together in October, I was sold. I've wanted to do her Online World Building Workshop for a while now. I've considered taking a semester of her courses before. Her price was great, and not only were there workshops (including World Building!!!), but we could also do a critique with CJ. PLUS it all took place in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Looking out at the view from porch swings every day while writing/researching/plotting was great:

I also met some great writers that I hope keep in touch. Their projects all sound amazing!!!

CJ is going to do a retreat again next year, and I'm definitively tempted!

Some of My Favorite Nail Art!!!

To say goodbye to summer, I got out my neons one last time and decided to use ALL OF THEM. 

I got out my dotting tools (You can see everything I used in this post) and went wild.

I liked the design SO MUCH that, when coming up with ideas for my writing retreat, I decided to go with dots again. I was going to go with a completely different design scheme, buuuuuut I was so in love with my new Essie "Frock n Roll" (a pretty eggplant purple) and so eager to try it out that I used that, and it dictated the other colors that would go alongside it. It came out a little wintery, but still fun!

...AND it matches the Starbucks cup I got at the airport perfectly, don't you think!?


I was SO STRESSED flying to Tennessee. I had to pick a different airport because the Pope was in Philly and I couldn't go to my normal airport. THEN my flight was delayed and I was going to be arriving in Atlanta, Georgia, during my boarding call for my connection. So I was stressed the whole first plane ride. I had my iPod on randomize, but I didn't really pay attention...or care...until a song from one of my favorite musicals, Aida, came on. I hadn't heard it in a long time and it was very calming to me. Sooooo I decided to listen to that instead. It really helped me destress and put me in a better place!

On the second flight, I was much calmer and even got inspired for a WIP that has been taking FOREVER to click into place.

On the flight home, I was amused because my iPod was once again on Randomize. I was looking out at these beautiful puffy clouds and at one point, it played "A Perfect Sky" by Bonnie Pink, and a little later, it played another Bonnie Pink song, "Catch the Sun." Very appropriate songs when flying! I was reading a book on that flight called MADLY by Amy Alward (Called THE POTION DIARIES in the UK) and I was reading a scene about mermaids when "Atlantis" by Ellie Goulding strated to play. My iPod was definitely a mind reader that day!

I've also been listening a lot to The Killers again recently. I found my Battle Born CD and it's so different from their other music! I looked them up online to see if they'd come out with anything recently and saw that lead singer Brandon Flowers has done two solo albums. I just picked them up at the library to see how I like him on his own. I'll talk about that more in next month's wrap-up!


....Recommend me some stuff? ^.~  I have Netflix now!

I pre-ordered The Avengers: Age of Ultron and couldn't decide on which Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook I wanted. I pre-ordered both and have to return one. I'm leaning toward keeping Vision, but the movie is called Age of ULTRON, not Age of VISION. So...maybe I should keep the Ultron one? Help!!!!

That was my September. 

How was yours???

Here's a look at everything that happened in September!


*Signed Copies of SPINNING STARLIGHT and STITCHING SNOW by R.C. Lewis (10/12)
*Natalie Richards Book Bundle (10/25)

Check out the October Blog Tour Schedule for more upcoming giveaways!
(Most blog tour stops feature giveaways as well!)

*H2O: THE STORM by Virginia Bergin  {10/6 Blitz}
*MINOTAUR by Phillip W. Simpson {10/19 Review}
{All links to Goodreads!}

*THE ORPHAN QUEEN by Jodi Meadows {Re-Read}


*THE MIRROR KING by Jodi Meadows
*THE ACCIDENT SEASON by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
*SERPENTINE by Cindy Pon 

*MINOTAUR by Phillip W. Simpson
*THE SHRUNKEN HEAD by Lauren Oliver
*COURT OF FIVES by Kate Elliott
*RED GIRL BLUE BOY by Lauren Baratz-Logstead
*ASH & BRAMBLE by Sarah Prineas

*BRAZEN by Christina Farley
*LEGACY OF KINGS by Eleanor Herman
*PASSENGER by Alexandra Bracken
[link to my GoodReads account so you can see my blurb feed as I read]
{All links to Goodreads!}

TOTAL: 10 Books

*VICIOUS by Victoria Schwab {Adult}
*A WHOLE NEW WORLD by Liz Braswell {MG}
*EXIT STAGE LEFT by Gail Nall {YA}
*MY LIFE NEXT DOOR by Huntley Fitzpatrick {YA} [Re-Read]
*THE BOY MOST LIKELY TO by Huntley Fitzpatrick {YA}
*WHAT I THOUGHT WAS TRUE by Huntley Fitzpatrick {YA}
*THE SHADOW QUEEN by C.J. Redwine {YA}
*MADLY by Amy Alward {YA}
*FALL WITH ME by Jennifer L. Armentrout {Adult}

{All links to my review!}

*A WHOLE NEW WORLD by Liz Braswell {MG} 
*WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER by Rae Carson {YA} [+Design Vlog]
*WHAT WE SAW by Aaron Hartzler {YA}


*Top 6 Characters I NEVER Clicked With AND Top 6 Books That Made Me Realize I'm Not an Epistolary Reader!
*Favorite Quotes From...QUEEN OF SHADOWS by Sarah J. Maas!!!!!
*{The Scribbler} Do you get annoyed when novels are "Loosely Inspired By," not more "Direct" retellings? Do you prefer it?
*{Excerpt} NEVER BEEN TEXTED by Linda Joy Singleton
*{Blind Unboxing Vlog} I was surprised to see...two brand-new fall hardcovers in the mail from HarperCollins this week!!!
*{Month in Review/Monthly Preview} It's September! Which Means Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Hot Fall Reads, The Return of TV, and SO MUCH MORE! 
*{Excerpt} Featuring Lenore Appelhans from brand-new anthology AMONG THE SHADOWS! 
*Ten Finished Series I Have YET to Finish But REALLY Want To!!!!
*{Excerpt} SERPENTINE by Cindy Pon
{Guest Post} THE BOY MOST LIKELY TO by Huntley Fitzpatrick
*[Book Design Analysis Vlog] Obsessing Over COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE by Haruki Murakami
*{Mad About Nails} One of My Favorite Manicures...EVER!!!
*What Makes a Villain? What Makes a Hero? {Feat. THE ROSE SOCIETY by Marie Lu!}
*{A Twist in the Tail} Spotlighting MINOTAUR by Phillip W. Simpson
*{Excerpt/Mini-Interview} MY SECRET TO TELL by Natalie Richards

Friday, October 2, 2015

Get Under the Covers with FOUR of This Week's Hot New Releases!

We all love books. What makes us want to pick up a book and check it out at the store?

Good cover design, of course!

For me, it goes a step further. I love covers, yes, but I'm also obsessed with fonts. With the binding. With the endpapers. With the deckled edges. With chapter headers. With the innovative way pages are sometimes numbered. To me, the interior of a book can--and should--be just as gorgeous as the exterior.

..After all, it's what's on the inside that counts, right?

When the inside looks good, it helps keep me engaged in the story by reiterating the book's mood.

I was browsing this week's new releases and there are SO MANY gorgeous books. Seriously so many.

Four in particular stood out to me as being beautiful both inside and out:

  • LIBRARY OF SOULS by Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books)
  • A MAD ZOMBIE PARTY by Gena Showalter (Harlequin Teen)
  • SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo (Macmillan)
  • THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE by Neil Gaiman with Illustrations by Chris Riddell (HarperCollins)



Let's start with...

by Ransom Riggs:

Look what's hiding under that dust jacket!!!
Chapter One Looks Like THIS!!!
(Ignore the fact that my nail is growing out and needs to be repainted.
Sorry it looks gross!!!)

Next up...

by Gena Showalter: 

I LOVE that there's a secret message hiding underneath the dust jacket for those who dare to take a peek!!!
...for a TEA PARTY!!!
Love how they're framing this quote!!!
Another gorgeous frame!!!
CHAPTER ONE is so, so, SO gorgeous.
LOVE this treatment!!!

We've all been waiting for...

by Leigh Bardugo:

The dust jacket is black...
And can you see that crow!?
Can you see the crow NOW?
(If you can't, he's there. Check him out in person!)

Can we talk about how awesome it is that the pages are BLACK!?
They look so cool!!!
...Just because we need to see those pages again from another angle!!!
That pop of red really makes an impact,
doesn't it!?
I love when books break their segments down with gorgeous art!
(Again, ignore my gross nails because ew. Sorry!!!)
Chapter One!
Oh, the gorgeous artwork that brings the cover immediately to mind!!!

Finally, the gorgeous picture book of a short story...

by Neil Gaiman
with illustrations
by Chris Riddell:

First, you have to see the full effect of the cover...
...because it's a trick of the eye!

That's right, this dust jacket is SHEER!!!
I love how it creates a fun effect!!
I love that it's a map!
No chapters splitting this pretty baby up,
but how gorgeous is this title page!?

Which books are you excited to pick up and read?
Can we just talk about how PRETTY they all are!?