This book has been floating around on my TBR pile but with it soaring up the NYTime's Bestseller list, it was not easy to track down a reasonably priced copy. Either more of my friends need to read weird books or I need weirder friends.
As a young boy, Jacob listened to his grandfather's fantastic stories of a nearly-magical orphanage on a secluded island, where special children gathered. A devastating tragedy has taken everything from Jacob but he still remembers the stories, but as he seeks out the orphanage, he learns that there was more to his grandfather's stories and the children's abilities may not have been figments of an old man's imagination.
"It wasn't until a few years later that my dad explained it to me: Grandpa had told him the same stories when he was a kid, and they weren't lies, exactly, but exaggerated versions of the truth -- because the story of Grandpa Portman's childhood wasn't a fairy tale at all. It was a horror story.
- pg. 17, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Instead of asking my usual question of "What are you reading?" (although feel free to answer that if you'd like!), I want to know if you plan on participating in National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo, for those that know) this year! I'm up for my eighth year.
Who is in this with me?