Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Liar, Liar: The Lesser Key Edition

Okay, I know I promised more Mardi Gras pics, but I misplaced the USB cord for my camera. 

Instead, I thought I'd share something that really made last night relaxing and enjoyable after several days of reveling and carousing. A book! And not just any book, the book that's shocked the blogosphere pink! Even me. Look: 
I've always wanted pink hair, and I think I look a little like Jem in my pinkified state, so that's killing two long-time dreams with one stone. Yes!

Seriously though, Lisa and Laura Roecker's debut novel, The Liar Society, was the perfect way for me to end Mardi Gras (the Homecoming Dance theme was perfect!). It had just enough action and intrigue to keep my overloaded senses interested while I rested my tired body. I think I read about half the book in only a few hours, it was that engaging.

Not only did the plot keep me reading like I didn't want to put it down, the writing really helped me zip through. I loved Kate's voice, every simile, every witty aside. She wasn't snarky or sappy, she felt very real. And, in some ways, familiar. If you're a reader of Lisa and Laura Roecker's blog, you'll know what I mean.

Congratulations on writing such an awesome book, ladies! You've come a long way from The Haunting of Pemberly Brown, and honestly, I can't imagine Kate without pink hair. Love how seamlessly that was added in, and the extra element of depth it brought to her character. Y'all rule, and so does Liar Society. So I shouldn't be surprised how many people love the writing. And the story... And the secrets... And the LIES.

Speaking of LIES, two of my other favorite people on the web, Krispy and Alz, recently did their own version of this post at A Nudge in the Right Direction, which I shamelessly ripped off. They listed five facts about themselves, four truths and one lie. Care to guess which of the following facts is a lie?

#1 I can touch my elbows together behind my back. I'm not as flexible as I used to be, but I can still do that. 

#2 I actually won TWO signed copies of The Liar Society from online contests...after impatiently downloading the book the very day it came out! Which tells you exactly what kind of luck I have.

#3 Right now my toes are painted bright blue.

#4 I once broke my wrist snowboarding. Damn moguls. 

#5 One of my favorite things to eat are sweetbreads. Just a little caper-butter sauce, and yum!

I'll post later this week with the answer, once I find the cord to my camera and deal with those pictures. I promise it'll be soon, no lie! ;)


Krispy said...

Eee! Some of your favorite people on the web?! I'm flattered! :D

Now for your lie... This is hard! Any of these are plausible. Like the blue toes might be weirder if I didn't already know you were a blue creature for Mardi Gras and #2 sounds like something that would happen to me! Actually, it sort of did with AtU - bought it the first week, then received a copy from Razorbill.

Okay, I'm going to guess #4! Excited to see your pictures!!! Rest up! :)

JEM said...

All I have to say is that Jem was a huge idol of mine as a kid. That ironically has nothing to do with my name actually being JEM, although I do giggle whenever I see that.

Melissa said...

The Liar Society really does look awesome!

Ummm... I'm going to say the lie is you broke your wrist snowboarding....Cause, I'm a skiier, and I've done a lot of it and I like NEVER see boarders on the mogul runs.

Sara McClung ♥ said...

Yes! I definitely enjoyed the TLS :) :) :)

Also? You look fabulous with hot pink hair.

Melissa stole the words straight out of my mouth with why she chose the snowboarding one as your lie!

Sara McClung ♥ said...

ah! an ignore the "the" before TLS. Clearly, it's redundant. sigh.

Jade said...

Man, I really need to get a copy of Liar, but I'm currently a book buying ban. Maybe I could break it...

I think #4. The others all seem plausible, but I'm not convinced about that one.

Tere Kirkland said...

Seriously, no one even suspects that #1 is a lie? Y'all really think I'm such a freak that I can touch my elbows together behind my back? :P

And as for #4, nobody ever told me you weren't supposed to snowboard down the mogul runs. ;)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm looking forward to reading the book. Unfortunately it's not due out until next week in Canada. Then I have to wait until it's shipped out to me. :(

#1 is a lie. At least I can't do it.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Such a great book! I laughed my way through it. And you're right. Kate felt so real! They did an amazing job with her.

As for the lie, hmmm... please let it be #5... ;)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Hmmmmm, if number two isn't a lie, I'm praying for a giveaway contest!

Abby Annis said...

Pink is definitely your color. ;) Liar Society's on my wish list. Maybe they'll get it in at my library and I won't have to wait. :)

Now for your lie... Seems like I should know this, but I don't. Hmmm. I remember you posting something about one of these before, so I may have used that to cheat a little. Not that it really helped me.

I guess I'll go with #2. Total guess. :)

Alexandra Shostak said...

I think you should go for having pink hair in real life! :)

Also, write steampunk! It's SO much fun :D

Plamena Schmidt said...

I read the first chapter of the Liar Society online and it sounded really good. Planning to read it.

Hmm, I say #1. You're not that flexible! (Or maybe that's just me : P)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Ahh, no pictures! And here I was hoping to find some. *taps foot* Did ya find that camera cord yet????