Some of you may remember I like horses. I did a post on Black Beauty here, and mentioned the Triple Crown on a post at some point (so excited we finally got a Crownee this year, after 37 years!)
Anyhoo, in my list of favorite books, The Scorpio Races is on there. It's by Maggie Stiefvater, and features water horses that come in from the sea and want to eat you. It's. Fabulous. Seriously, if you haven't read it yet, go do it!
As I was perusing my blog feed the other day, I came across a blog post on Mundie Moms, about this book:
Ack. *Dies* Just falls over and dies. Like my fav The Scorpio Races, it's a book about HORSE RACING (I have been trying to come up w/an idea for a horse racing book for awhile. The last brainstorming attempt combined velociraptors and horses in a dual race. I kid you not. I can't decide if it's genius or utter crap. Leaning toward utter crap...)
So to read about this book, with MECHANICAL HORSES and a girl jockey-- needless to say, I'm eXcItEd!! It comes out in February, and I'm going to tell my husband I want a late Valentine's Day gift of a book about robot horses (I'm sure I'll get an eye roll in return). Now I only have to wait 5 more months...sigh.
As for book appreciation, we picked up Max and the Won't Go to Bed Show at the library last week.
It's SO cute. Reading this out loud is so much fun, as the narration is done as if you are an announcer.
I love coming across gems like this. I put a review up for it on Amazon in support of my warm fuzzies for it (and for getting to read it for free, yay, libraries!), but I just might have to shell out some $$ to buy this this book and add to our own collection.
What about you all? Any books you're anticipating or appreciating lately?