I read this book today. Partly on my lunch break, and mostly when I got home tonight. It’s good. I really love Shannon Hale, but Book of a Thousand Days was the best children’s fantasy I’ve read since Edith Pattou’s East. This is a well written fairy tale, subtle, and really engaging. It’s based on a little-known Grimm’s fairy tale and is based in Mongolia. So good. I always read children’s literature when I’m sad, because it has simple plots that make sense and has resolution. Always with the resolution, these children’s books. :-)
My greatest love to everyone. Thanks for the phone calls and emails. I will return them, I promise, when I have some emotional energy.