Review: One for Sorrow

One for Sorrow by Christopher Barzak

One for Sorrow came to me essentially sight unseen. I won it from Bantam Spectra during a Twitter promotion. Well, I reasoned, it was compared to The Lovely Bones and Scott Westerfeld wrote a very nice blurb for it. What could go too wrong?

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Teaser Tuesday: One For Sorrow

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I cut his photo out with my father’s X-acto knife and stared at it for a while, trying to understand him through the shape of his face, his round glasses. Cut away from the yearbook, though, enough light shined through the paper to make the face on the other side blur with Jamie’s and, when I turned the square over, I found my own face on the other side.

pg. 23 of One for Sorrow by Christopher Barzak

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The Sunday Salon: Writing Utensils

I’ve always kept personal notes in different ways over the years. When I was a wee lass (here defined as that unfortunate period called middle school), I always wrote with a good, old Bic mechanical pencil in the various notebooks I kept. I refused to write on the backs of the notebook pages, which was quite a waste of space. In these notebooks, I wrote my stories, such as they were, neatly marked in the margins what story it was. I couldn’t bring myself to write something in a notebook that was meant for fiction or something. I did not keep personal notes at all.

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