I think it is safe to say that I will probably read the entire Fables series this year. Normally when I get books online, I get an email saying they shipped. There was no email this time, but when I got home there were THREE packages stuck between the doors! One of them was from Chapters, so you know I did a little happy dance as I tried to stick the key in the lock to get in out of the cold. I am now the proud owner of books 3, 4, 5, and 6 in the Fables series!
I also have book seven. I was going to order it online, but for some reason it took like two weeks to ship! The bookstore in the city had a copy, though, and my mother works in the city, so I got her to pick me up a copy. She said she had the worst time. She knew the title, but she doesn't read, so she had no idea what she was looking for. I just told her to ask someone that worked there! Well, I get a phone call because they don't have the first clue what they are looking for. They know the bookstore has two copies, but that was about the extent. Honestly, how do you work in a bookstore if you don't know anything about books? My mother said it wasn't their section, but, still! I know lots about all kinds of different books, even if I don't necessarily read them! Anyway, so in the end they tracked me down a copy. Yay!
I mean, what is not to love about this series? Book Three has a cast of characters in the front:
And, those are just the main characters. There are lots of secondary characters! So, this is my kind of series! The stories are great and the art is fantastic! I really wish I had read this series three years ago when I first heard about it, but that just means I have lots of catching up to do!
Oh, and the other two packages contained:
The Well-Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself by Hannah Holmes (Chris, you might be interested in this book. You read Stiff, didn't you? The blurb compares this book to it.)
Men of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong
The Born Queen by Greg Keyes
And, yesterday I got:
Man of the House by Ad Hudler
We Bought A Zoo by Benjamin Mee (which, I don't remember requesting, but in any case...)
Um, yeah, why did I join the library again? I better get off here and go see if I can read a couple books! I think everything I am currently reading is going to be put aside for Fables anyway, but I am reading Watchmen right now, though, and I am really liking it! (The link is Nymeth's review. It just showed up on my bloglines as I was writing this post.)