Friday, January 28, 2011

The Library Corner

The Library Corner is a new feature we started to talk about really anything book related that we want. Anything that we want to spread the word on.

I'm sorry I didn't get this posted yesterday. I have been opening for a while now at work and I keep having times here and there were it takes a toll on me so when I get off all I want to do is sleep. Today I worked 9 hours without a break. Boo. I'm going simple with a recommendation.

I think that everyone should read The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan. I read this last year through and I loved it. I read this after having read a few in a row that I didn't enjoy. When I finished The Mermaid's Mirror it was refreshing. It was one of those rare moments for me that when I finished I wanted to thank the author for having gotten the story out. (I actually did write her and it felt good and I think she appreciated it.)
I am really hoping for a sequel because I think more can be done with the story. This was the first story that I've read that involved mermaids and I don't know that I had any expectations but I really enjoyed it.
Here is a description: Lena has lived her whole life near the beach — walking for miles up and down the shore and breathing the salty air, swimming in the cold water, and watching the surfers rule the waves — the problem is, she’s spent her whole life just watching.
As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Lena vows she will no longer watch from the sand: she will learn to surf.
But her father — a former surfer himself — refuses to allow her to take lessons. After his near drowning years ago, he can’t bear to let Lena take up the risky sport.
Yet something keeps drawing Lena to the water . . . an ancient, powerful magic. And one morning Lena catches sight of this magic: a beautiful woman — with a silvery tail.
Now nothing can stop Lena from seeking the mermaid, not even the dangerous waves at Magic Crescent Cove.
And soon . . . what she sees in the mermaid’s mirror will change her life forever.

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  1. Thanks for highlighting this! I want to read it. I heard this week that L.K. Madigan is seriously ill with cancer. Her author friends are encouraging people to read this book and Flash Burnout. I am hoping to read both this year.

  2. I loved Flash Burnout and will add this one to my list. I was so sad to hear about the author and her illness! I hope lots of people read these two books


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