Sunday 22 February 2009

Sunday Salon - Cassandra Clare

I am going to rave this week about Cassandra Clare as she so kindly replied straight away to my email this week.

For those who have not read my review of Cassandra Clare's book City of Bones, here is my review.

I absolutely loved her book and wrote and told her that I reviewed it on my blog. She read my blog and came straight back to me, saying how much she liked it. I had mentioned that it wasn't fair that City of Ashes was not being released at the same time in England as America and she agreed. She said that for her next trilogy, they will be released at the same time, so everyone in England won't have to wait. I really do think Cassandra Clare will become a very popular author, especially if they turn these books into films. I enjoyed her book just as much as I enjoyed the Twilight series, so do read City of Bones.

I have read two other books this week. The Hours by Michael Cunningham, which I have reviewed already here. I also read Tithe by Holly Black. Holly Black is a friend of Cassandra Clare and I could see similarities in their writing. I will review Tithe tomorrow, so do come back for that. All I will say for now, is it is a very dark and sinister faerie tale, definitely not for children!

This week I hope to finish The Noodlemaker by Ma Jian, which I am finding hard going, but I will persevere. I have also started reading The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by M.T. Anderson.

I also hope to read The Evil Seed by Joanne Harris,which looks really good, nothing like any of her other books.

I felt like I hadn't read that much this week ,but I have finished two books and started two others, so that is not so bad.

Tonight I shall try and catch the Oscars, though because of the time difference it will probably be tomorrow now before I see it.

I hope you have a fab reading week. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Thank you for letting me know about this author. I read your review and it sounds like one of my summer fun reads, and it's just around the corner. Thanks, for checking my feed. Have a great week. Wisteria

  2. Another author to add to my TBR list. I so seldom hear such a rave review that I'll have to check her out. I'm also glad to hear you liked The Hours. Enjoy the Oscars!

  3. Hi!
    Was browsing your blog. Love your scrapbook pages. They are great! Also like your review of City of Bones. That is on my list to read this year. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!!


  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. That looks another author for my tbr list. Hope you enjoy the Oscars, we don't have Sky so can't see it.

  5. I'm amazed that you read so much! I've been working on the same two books all weeks.

    I like the look of your blog! Like a pretty scrapbook page!

  6. I have Tithe and The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing on my TBR list. Have a great week!

  7. I haven't read the books, but it's so nice when an author replies to e-mails!

    I never stay up for the Oscars either...too late for me.

  8. That's very nice of the author to write back!

    I don't own a TV so most likely I'm going to miss watching the Oscars...

  9. I couldn't agree with you more on your review for City of Bones, such a great book! And Cassandra Clares writing is great. After reading it i was left wanting more and had a hard time putting the book down:) Can't wait for city of glass! Have a fantastic week.


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