Saturday, January 24, 2015

Stuffed Animal Saturday [19]

Stuffed Animal Saturday is a meme that we post here at We Live and Breathe Books to showcase the book we're currently reading with one of our favorite stuffed animals and discuss our stuffed animal's opinion (well, it's really our opinion, but that's besides the point). We hope you enjoy our quirky feature as much as we enjoy writing it!

This week, Dolly the Dolphin and I are reading Tape, by Steve Camden (which we actually picked up at BEA 2014 as an ARC, but it has now been published).

So far: Because college and because hectic, Dolly and I haven't read too much of Tape yet, and because of this, Dolly doesn't have much to say, other than that she loves the cover and the idea and has really high hopes for this book.

Sneak peek: Dolly was really intrigued by the opening of the book, so we wanted to share some of that with you!

It's probably best not to think about it too much, right? The universe and everything. I'm here. That's what matters. I'm here doing this and it happened. Just like you said, so I guess the universe is happy. Was it always meant to be now? Sorry, I'll leave it alone. Everything happens when it should. This is what you did, setting down and pressing record, and now it's gonna be what I do. I'm talking into the speaker -- how does that even work? Everyone always said "it's important to get stuff out, Ameliah, put it down, it's part of moving on." I never really listened. I guess I just didn't want to do it their way. Maybe I wasn't ready, I dunno. This feels different. This feels right. So much has happened. There's so much to say, so I'm going to say it. It's half twelve now and I'm recording my voice on to this tape. Just like you. 

Dolly loved this passage, because without giving too much of the plot away, it introduced her to the fact that time might be viewed non-linearly in this novel, and how that is going to be an obstacle for who is presumably the main character, Ameliah. Dolly says it also told her that Ameliah is going to be kind of a rebel character, going against what other people tell her, and also that this book is going to be about the fight for true love. Dolly is very excited to find out how this book goes and so am I!

- Amrutha

Are you and your stuffed animal reading anything interesting? 
Let us know in your own Stuffed Animal Saturday!

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