I’m curious what everyone is reading right now. Currently I’m reading two books: The Maze Runner and The Demon’s Lexicon. I don’t normally read this much fantasy, especially concurrently, but both of these are extremely compelling and I can’t bear not to read a little of each every night; they speak to different audiences who I think will enjoy them as much as I am. My current challenge is to not leap ahead into the spring 2010 galleys, although they look very yummy. I’m trying to get ready for the holidays by reading some gems that I might have missed.
As we are approach the heart of the fourth quarter, I find myself eyeing my shelves thinking about what I can actively sell to all the various gift purchasers shopping in my store. I know what my favorites are: Wintergirls, The Lion & the Mouse, School of Fear, Once Was Lost, the new Mysterious Benedict Society, The Julie Andrews’ Poetry Collection… the list could go on and on.
So, what’s in your bag, e-reader, or on your bedside table? And, what can’t you wait to handsell to gift purchasers this holiday season?