Some odds and ends:
1. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Todd Hewitt is the last boy in Prentisstown.I just finished this book last night, or more accurately this morning, and I freggin loved it. In the post My best reads of 2009 I said The Inferior was my favorite book of last year and The Knife of Never Letting Go is a lot like it. Seriously, I wouldn't be surprised if The Knife of Never Letting Go makes my 2010 list. It's by far the best book I've read so far this year.
But Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in a constant, overwhelming, never-ending Noise. There is no privacy. There are no secrets.
Or are there?
Just one month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd unexpectedly stumbles upon a spot of complete silence.
Which is impossible.
Prentisstown has been lying to him.
And now he's going to have to run...
Talk about major food porn. I've spent the better part of my morning drooling over all the deliciousness I hope to make. Major yum.
It really is as good as everyone says. I'm almost finished with season one and I have no idea how I'm going to wait to watch season 2 (I'm the 27th hold at the library). The show is just brilliant. I wonder if the books are any good.
Tomorrow we are planning on going to a Holi festival though so I should have some interesting photos to share.