I have discovered a new favorite author!
If you’ll remember from my post “A Bit Of a Splurge,” I recently purchased a copy of Damosel by Stephanie Spinner. I had never heard of the book or the author, but the subject seemed good (it’s a retelling of Arthurian legend), so I decided to try it out.
Once I’d started reading Damosel, I couldn’t put it down. I finished it in a jiffy, but I enjoyed the book so much that I went straight back to the beginning and read it through again. Just as with the first, my second reading induced both laughter and tears. Damosel is now one of my all-time favorites.
Soon after finishing Damosel (twice), I took one of Stephanie Spinner’s earlier works, Quicksilver, out of the library. Quicksilver is a retelling of a few Greek myths from the perspective of Hermes, messenger of the gods. While I didn’t enjoy Quicksilver quite as much as Damosel, it was a fast read, and laugh-out-loud funny. References to the joke “about the mortal crossing the road” reduced me to giggles. Yet another of Spinner’s works, Quiver, has been added to my TBR (To Be Read) list.