Hi all! It's time for those weekend blog hops once again!
Have you ever read a library book you loved so much, you just HAD to own
it, so you bought a copy for yourself after returning the library book
you had already finished?
In short, yes. I do use the library as a way to try books that interest me but on which I don't feel certain enough to spend money. Notably, I started reading works by V. E. Schwab and Leigh Bardugo from the library, but now I am gradually buying them all for my bookshelves, because I loved them so much. Similarly, I have started learning Japanese and have borrowed a few grammar books from the library, to see which I find best before I buy.
The child is dead. There is nothing left to know.
From page 56:
On the rug, Smoke Girl was shaking out of her own shape. Moaning, her face solid as skin, then fading to smoke, about to vanish.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf
In the first novel in
Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come
together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a
Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a
hunter: "He has a nose," people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious
boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of
always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes
together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of
unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting
man-animal known as Leopard.