Friday, September 17, 2010


oh dear! i can't believe this is my first post for september. lots of ideas, little follow through. all in good time.

i had the pleasure of reading the ARC (advanced reader's copy) of MATCHED by ally condie last month as part of some "research" for a blog banner design. it can be scary reading something that a friend wrote, for everyone involved. but, i am so happy to tell you that i loved this book. we (the book and i) made an emotional connection and we are going to be besties for life.

it's a new favorite of mine. it's not what you think it's going to be if you've read a lot of the hype surrounding it. it is not heart-thumping, action-packed or throbbingly romantic. it is quiet, gentle—and in its own way—a page-turning novel about a girl who decides to choose a life for herself. it's about poetry and art, love and death, with the perfect combination of sweetness and atrocity. it left me feeling warm and fuzzy and wanting to read the next installment in the series. in short, it is lovely, just like ally herself.

it comes out in november and i can't wait to own a copy of my own. (having a beautiful cover design is just icing on the cake)


  1. i like when you blog. i think i need to read the book, yes? and the banner design looks really great.

  2. Whoa... I just read the "hype" about that book.

    Movie rights bought before the book is even out?

    7 figures for the trilogy in a "heated" bidding war. I had to think. "Wait? How much is 7 figures?"

    Can't wait to read it!

  3. I couldn't agree with you more. I love your description of it. It's perfect!

  4. PS - I love the banner design. I even complimented you on Ally's blog. ;)

  5. I've had a blog post ready to go for this book but I can't make it sound as wonderful as the book. I just can't do it justice. This book is really wonderful. And your banner, oooh I LOVE it.

  6. Any chance I can get in line to borrow that book?