Before our vacation last week, the HOTY (yes, he’s STILL the Husband Of The Year) asked for a book recommendation. I didn’t hesitate: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t recommended it to him before because it is one of my all-time favorite books. In fact, it could be my tippy-top all-time favorite book. I can’t remember where I heard about it, but it changed my life. It made me love reading more than ever before in my life and I’ve always loved reading. In fact, I was the geeky girl who drooled over the Scholastic Magazines in grammar school.
Then it occurred to me that I haven’t written about it here on The Silver Pen. Tsk-tsk to me. As I’m writing this, I’m wondering, “Do I tell you about the plot or no?” I’m going with “no” because I don’t want even one of my words to interfere with the magic of this book. When I say magic, I mean magic.
If you don’t want to take my word for it, take the HOTY’s. When he finished it, he said, “That is quite possibly the best book I’ve ever read.” How’s that for a Silver Lining? Please read this book. And then please tell me how much you love it!