Here we are on October 20, 2009 and many of our members have a copy of Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan with them right now.
I did hear one guy claim his mom would not buy it for him and he was broke, hello library! On that front, though, another lad claimed to be the fifth on the list for our media center's copies, which are somewhere in book order limbo.
So far Leviathan is a great read. I am loving the adventure and mystery involved in the two intertwining stories of Deryn Sharp and Aleksandar Hapsburg. My absolute favorite, so far, is the idea of the Flechette Bat, which the Darwinists use in combat. The bats eat small, sharp metal bolts and attack buy releasing them…naturally, if you know what I mean.
We here at SMS Guys Read are also big fans of Neil Gaiman and his stories. Recently he challenges us all to keep his Newberry Award winning novel, The Graveyard Book on the Ny Times bestseller list. He said if the book stayed on the top ten list for one year there would be pie. Just recently he had to make good on the challenge a supply pie for everyone at his publisher's office.
The guys and I have decided that we need to keep this idea going on our blog. So our new comment challenge is that if we can get 10 comments of quality on our blog then at the next meeting their will be pie, or brownies, or candy or some other tooth rotting concoction.
So help us out and make a comment of quality so there will be pie on November 3! Have you heard of Leviathan? Would you be interested in reading this steampunk gem? Give us some of your thoughts or let us know about another book we might be interested in.