I do love me my book bloggers. They -- together with a handful of friends -- are responsible for 80 or 90 percent of the books I read. Of course, it's always great when book blogger love you back! Some links.
Sorrow's Knot is a stunning, vivid, gorgeous read. One that will stay with you even after the book is closed. [Amitha Knight](http://www.amithaknight.com/2013/11/ya-book-review-sorrows-knot-by-erin-bow)
Sorrow's Knot is hands down one of the most beautifully written books I've read in a long time. [Best Books Ever]
(http://www.thebestbooksever.com/2013/10/sorrows-knot-review-giveaway.html)Sorrow's Knot is an unapologetically terrifying gem of a tale. In fact, it rather resists classification. It's fantasy, but oh, it's horror. It's young adult, but it's really very middle grade, too. It's sad. But its moments of happiness are blinding. Which is why you really must read it so you can find out what it is for you. [Angieville](http://www.angie-ville.com/2013/11/review-giveaway-sorrow...
Whenever I launch a book I feel transformed, like a crab that's just shed its shell. My two-fold feeling is: "I'm growing! I feel softer, and the world feels so close! People will read what I wrote and finally know the world I've been living in for years!" combined with "Oh, man, this is the point where the seagulls swarm and eat me."
*Sorrow's Knot* doesn't have any bad reviews yet. I'm sure it will get some, because all books do. When it does, I will try to keep two things in mind.
Cilantro, if you don't know, is a fresh herb. I love it. I put it in salsa and pico de gallo and ceviche. (No, autocorrect, not chemise. I do have my limits.) I put it in chimicurri sauce and then I put chimichurri sauce on EVERYTHING. My friend L, on the other hand, insists that it would be simpler to just add soap shavings to my food. "They're cheaper," she says, "and taste about the same."
Our different perceptions of cilantro might be biological, or might simply be one of those differen...