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On your nightstand now: Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs, Seeds of Earth by Michael Cobley, The Passage by Justin Cronin, and The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories vol. 1 and vol. 2 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt et al.
Favorite book when you were a child: Redwall by Brian Jacques
Your top five authors: Jim Butcher, Brandon Sanderson, Jacqueline Carey, A. Lee Martinez, Peter V. Brett
Book you've faked reading: Paradise Lost by John Milton during sophomore year of college.
Book you are an evangelist for: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson... or Feed by Mira Grant... or The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett... or Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
Book you've bought for the cover: Hounded by Kevin Hearne – It turned out to be engaging and very entertaining. I liked it so much I bought the rest of the series and pulled an all-nighter to finish them.
Book that changed your life: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle – It was the first science-fiction book I’d ever read, it was also the first book I ever really enjoyed. It opened by eyes to an entire genre and paved the way for me to get my BA in English.
Favorite line from a book: “I thought, it’s a shame we have to live, but it’s a tragedy that we get to live only one life. Because, if I was given two lives, I would have spent at least one of them with you.” – Jonathan Safran Foer, from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
Book you most want to read again for the first time: Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling
Book you'd take with you to a desert island: Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
Favorite quotation: “Your hearts are like my hands – some days all they do is tremble.” – Anis Mojgani
Song that has played the most on your MP3 player: This week it’s “Poppiholla” by Chicane (original, none of the remixes).
Best way to spend a weekend: Baking, cooking dinner with friends and family, and reading.
Your go-to pick for movie night: Christopher Nolan’s Inception
Favorite Vacation Destination: Edinburgh, Scotland.
Window or Aisle: Aisle – I need the legroom and hate having to step over people if I need to get up.
What is the first giveaway that a book is going to be good: The first few pages.
Best TV or Movie adaptation of a book: Season 1 of Game of Thrones
Book character you would like to play in a movie: Kitai from Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera series
Website you have spent the most time reading: Usually I’m using gmail, but I spend a fair bit of time on Livejournal and cnn.com

Caitlyn's Recent Reviews

Originally, I picked this up because I’d heard Sanderson had been handpicked to finish Robert Jordan’s epic Wheel of Time but I wasn’t sure I wanted to commit to his Mistborn Trilogy. One thing I quickly learned – Sanderson will suck you in and completely absorb you no matter what else you might have intended to do. I literally did nothing but read this for two days. The characters are wonderful, each presented with particular obstacles and challenges that they must overcome. One of the best parts of this book for me, even above and beyond the brilliance of the writing and the personalities of the characters, was the magical system Sanderson created. I’ve read a lot of fantasy and, after a while, the magic all starts to blend together. Not with The Way of Kings, though. It was so amazingly original that I reread parts purely to appreciate them all over again. This is the beginning of a series, though, so be prepared for a cliffhanger.
 
 
 
 
Martinez writes with a confident sense of the humorously absurd. I thoroughly enjoyed the alternate reality he created, especially the fact that gods and goddesses actively solicit followers. The story itself is alternately fantastically amusing and oddly philosophical. If you’re looking for a great read that will make you laugh out loud, give Divine Misfortune a shot.

Read all of Caitlyn's reviews

Fragment Warren Fahy
FeedMira Grant
Furies of CalderonJim Butcher
Good OmensNeil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
The Left Hand of DarknessUrsula K. Le Guin

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