Now that we have eReaders, our “To Be Read” piles have largely become digital lists of books, purchased and stored on our Kindles and Nooks, waiting for us to have a few spare minutes to power up the electronic pages to escape into some new adventure. I have been so busy over the last few months that I haven’t had any time to even think about my “To Be Read” pile…let alone to actually open a book and read it.
However, I had the good fortune recently to be stuck on an airplane that was grounded for nearly two hours on the tarmac in Boston as the ground crew de-iced the pretty icicles from the wings before take off. Those two hours plus the six hour flight to California gave me a rare break from the hubbub of life to fire up my Kindle, dust off my “To Be Read” list, and crack open a new book. I’d recently helped to plan the programming for Boskone, a Boston area science fiction and fantasy convention, and one of our authors had an interesting book that I purchased. Box Office Poison by Phillipa Bornikova seemed like the perfect book to read as I headed to sunny California…never mind those pesky icicles clinging to the winds!
I’ll be writing a proper review for this book as well as doing a short interview with Phillipa Bornikova, which will be posted at Amazing Stories Magazine sometime in the next couple of weeks. However, I really enjoyed the book and I just wanted to let you know that you too should think about adding Box Office Poison to your “To Be Read” list. It was a nice new take on that supernatural world mashed up with the glitz and grit of Hollywood.
More ore coming soon, but until then, le me just say that I am really glad that it was this book that broke my reading dry spell. Also, I just found an excerpt of Box Office Poison on the TOR.com website. Be sure to check it out.