A Maid's Tale

“Mama used to say, you have to know someone a thousand days before you can glimpse her soul.”

We got skunked. Not one post outta us last week.  Rachel at least has an excuse—she’s got a brand new baby at her house.  A baby with hair and a tail that wakes up in the night.  Opting for a new pup is just one more proof that Rachel has more compassion than me. I, however, have no excuse…for not posting and for not being more compassionate. But it’s a new day.

My boys and I are almost finished with Jonah’s latest kid lit pick. So for now, I thought I’d post about another young adult fave. If you haven’t met Shannon Hale, it’s time to make an introduction. She’s a fantastic young adult author; for me, she has yet to disappoint. Book of a Thousand Days is set in far off Mongolia. Lady Saren and her maid, Dashti, are locked in a tower for 7 miserable years. Told in journal form, Dashti chronicles their imprisonment because Lady Saren refused her father’s command to marry a fiend who happens to be a Lord. The women finally make an escape, only to encounter more ironic twists.  The ending will surprise you, and Hale’s prose will delight you.  This was an entertaining read—it feels like a modern day Grimm.

Posted by Tracy