- Dull Boy by Sarah Cross (sarahcross), which I have already read and adored and had to own;
- The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan (sarahtales), which
I have been dying to read for over a year now, and am saving up to reward myself once I have done at LEAST an hour of work on my WiP todayis utterly stunning and made me squeal out loud in the middle of my kitchen;
- Any Which Wall by Laurel Snyder (@LaurelSnyder), which is billed as a magical adventure in the spirit of Edward Eager, and since I loooooooove Eager (Half Magic, people! How can anyone not love Half Magic?) I am positively drooling over this one as well.
Then I went to the library, because I woke up with all sorts of new ideas scrambling around in my head for Touching Indigo (the aforementioned WiP) and decided it was time to knuckle down and get serious with my research instead of having the vapors over it. I hate research, because I am so inefficient at it and I worry constantly that something I find out will kill my book stone-dead, and yet I also can't bear to just make stuff up when there are legitimate facts to be had. So these are the books currently piled on my desk:
- The Day the Voices Stopped: A Memoir of Madness and Hope by Ken Steele and Claire Berman
- Touched With Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament by Kay Redfield Jamison
- Straight Talk about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Kay Marie Porterfield
- From Crime to Punishment: 6th Edition by Joel E. Pink and David C. Perrier
- No Crueler Tyrannies: Accusation, False Witness, and Other Terrors of Our Times by Dorothy Rabinowitz
- Youth Injustice: Canadian Perspectives Edited by Thomas O'Reilly-Fleming and Barry Clark
- Youth in Conflict with the Law by Paul Maxim and Paul Whitehead
So that will tell you a few more things about the plot of Touching Indigo... and also why this book has been giving me hairy conniptions for over two years. SO MUCH STUFF TO GET WRONG OMG.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go Write Stuff.