Random Notes and Books

Before I talk about books, let me redirect you to Help Write Now. This writing auction goes live today to help the South after Mother Nature kicked the shit out of it. If you want a more in-depth explanation, YA Highway explains it better. Myself along with a few blogging friends will be part of the auction in the form of a kick-ass crit package, so look out for that.

Onto the daily deal...

It turns out I haven't talked about a best of the month since February. This is in part because the series Sandman ruled my life for a month and a half, so I figured a quarterly review was in order*.

After devouring books 1-3 of The Mortal Instruments series in the last few days of December, I had hit a literary wall. Almost nothing I picked up resonated with me. I got bored easily. It's amazing I read as many books as I did**.

My top three books for the first quarter of the year are:

3. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, which I talked about here.
2. Dream Country, Sandman #3 by Neil Gaiman. As I said on Goodreads, this contains my favorite story from the series and totally reminds me why Gaiman is a genius.
1. Divergent by Veronica Roth, which I talked about here.

Okay, so what should I read?
Diveregent, of course. Seriously. Go forth and pick up a copy. It was by far the best book I read this winter***. Divergent hit bookstores yesterday. And as always, you can buy it online.

Next week I'll talk about my favorite book and album of April. Right now I'll share another Shoester disaster with you.

Not sure which critter is more disturbing. Thoughts?

What's the best book you've read recently?

* We'll overlook the fact I couldn't muster enough brain power for a thought out post.
** 23 if you're counting.
*** By winter, I mean January - March.
Last.fm hit of the day: Dreaming the Romance by Anathema