This unique and lovely meme was created by Karin over at Karin's Book Nook blog and here is a little synopsis of what it is all about.
"Say It Again” Saturday was created because…Sometimes when I’m reading a book there are lines that just jump out at me. They make me want to laugh, cry, or just sit and think for a minute. Sometimes the lines are just beautifully written. They are the kind of lines that you want to stop reading, find someone close by, and read the line or passage aloud to them so they can share it with you.

Sliding on the Edge by C. Lee McKenzie

"Something's wrong."

"It’s not a heart-grabbing noise like when somebody jiggles the doorknob to see if it’s locked. It’s not a bitter smell like the electrical short we had last month, when all the breakers popped. No. It’s something in the air, something like a ghost making its way through the room. And it can’t be Monster, not after last night."


http://www.cleemckenziebooks.com/
Wow! just reading that again gives me goosebumps. I had the pleasure of meeting C. Lee last thursday night at the Debutante Ball held by Not Your Mother's Book Club at Book's Inc. All the debs talked about themselves and their novels but when C. Lee stood up and talked about her book I was mesmerized, transfixed... When she read the passage I just posted. I got goose bumps. I knew I had to have this book. I was not the only one, another deb author Malinda Lo of Ash, was also in the audience and she echoed my amazement over C. Lee's presence and her book.


At the moment her book is a bit difficult to come by....So, you can order it by clicking on the book cover picture. Or you can go to WestSide Books and order it HERE ...or even better you can contact your local book store and ask to have it stocked there, it's easy, just ask if they have it (make sure you write the name and book title down) and if they do have it then great. If they don't then ask them to order some copies :)

4 comments on "Say it Again Saturday: Sliding on the Edge by C. Lee McKenzie"

Lenore wrote: May 16, 2009 at 8:23 AM

How fun! I love meeting authors, especially when I really enjoyed their books.


dd03 wrote: May 16, 2009 at 2:57 PM

I love this meme! I just don't blog very well. Too random to focus long enough to put together such a wonderful post! well done, huney!


Anonymous wrote: May 16, 2009 at 3:26 PM

Wonderful, Diva. Enough to peek my interest. I'll be going to Borders Wednesday; I'll check on Sliding on the Edge. Lucky you to be meeting all these authors! Guess who? :)


bravebethany wrote: May 17, 2009 at 3:54 AM

C. Lee is one to watch. Great spirit, big heart, and beautiful writing.


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Tuesday, July 29 @ 7pm

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Book Passage in Corte Madera
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RACHEL DEWOSKIN
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GAYLE FORMAN, NINA LACOUR & JANDY NELSON
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ANN AGUIRRE, VERONICA ROSSI and CORRINE JACKSON
Book Passage in Corte Madera
Friday, August 8 @ 7pm

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SARAH J. MAAS and VERONICA ROSS
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, September 12 @ 7pm

WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN and MARK HUNTLY PARSONS
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, September 17 @ 7pm

GRETCHEN MCNEIL and ANNA CAREY
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Thursday, September 18 @ 7pm

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LAUREN OLIVER
Book Passage in San Francisco
Thursday, October 2 @7pm

LAUREN OLIVER and JANDY NELSON
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, October 2 @ 7pm

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Fox Theatre in Redwood City
Wednesday, October 15 @ 7pm

CORY DOCTOROW and JEN WANG

Mrs. Dalloway's in Berkeley
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GARTH NIX and MICHAEL GRANT

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