My all time favorite book, "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss.
Once upon a time, I was very myopic in book genres. In fact, when it came to reading anything at all, it was either a heavy scholarly non-fiction or the subtitles in foreign films. But then Harry Potter happened and I realized "oh cool! there are other books out there!" This story has been told by countless others and I suppose I am no different. After stumbling around in fantasy books for a while I discovered this one. It was the cover that got me, I liked the colors, the picture was cool and the name conjured all manner of mischief in my mind. I read it. It was an instant favorite. I shared it with everyone I talked to who had any interest in books. In fact I still do. Last week I told my doctor about it and she read it in a day. Everyone I've talked to, without exception, has loved this book. I could never write a review or sing any praise worthy of merit, but, I just read a review from someone who definitely can. You can read it here and I suggest you do.
March 1st marks the very long awaited and enormously anticipated release of the next installment, "The Wise Man's Fear" I can hardly contain my excitement about it.