Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Road Trip Wednesday #119 (In which Susan hijacks Tyler-Rose's post)

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered.

This week's question: What was the best book you read in February?

I would definately have to say The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was the best book I read in February. It was wonderful.

I only finished it yesterday, though, so I haven't even had time to really decide what I think about it yet.

(Susan would like to interject to say that Cervantes was a flippin' genius and this book makes her head spin.  In the best way possible.  She would also like to inform anyone reading this that Cervantes himself was a war hero, and so took things like honor and courage very seriously.  I know, right?  Makes a person dizzy...)

I'm also working on The Outsider by Penelope Williamson, but that sort of got dropped in honor of the Don. I'm mostly reading it because I saw this movie:

And it was awesome. 
(Susan would like to interject again to mention that Tim Daly is QUITE attractive in the movie.) 

And now, Susan will hijack the post completely: 

We posted this a while ago and I think no one saw it, so I just want to post it again becuase it is AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL.  Any book lover must watch this!

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore <--Click here.  Despite my best efforts, our links still don't always turn red...

Ohmygosh just watch it!!!! 

Also, I'm looking for just a couple more beta readers for my YA fantasy novel, THE MADMAN'S CROWN.  I would need you to read it in the second half of March, and will simply ask for general, reader-ly reactions.  If you want to get a feel for what the book is about, click HERE to see (one version of) my query or HERE to see what I'd get my main characters for Christmas...

If it sounds like something you might like to do, shoot me an email at susanfrancino(at) and we can talk. 

Happy Wednesday, and hopefully Tyler-Rose doesn't mind my invasion of her post.  *hehehehehe*


  1. I've wondered if I should add DON QUIXOTE to my "Classics TBR" list. Perhaps I should! Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. I wouldn't mind reading and responding to your book. How would I get it?

    1. There's this miraculous thing called email... ;)

    2. There's also this miraculous thing called remembering to put your email in the post. (I fixed it. It's there now...)

    3. Miss Counts: Email, eh? Sounds like witchcraft to me ;) (kidding).

      Miss Francino: I see it, and I will be in touch :)