Yesterday I read my first Fforde. Shades of Grey.
Not to be confused with 50 Shades of Grey - I don't read Twilight, and I'm certainly not going to read badly written Twilight knock-offs. Plus, Fforde used the title Shades of Grey first, so now I feel like E L James does not even own the title of her books.
I loved every single word of Shades of Grey. Fforde has officially made my favorite author list.
This means I have spent the last two days telling Thomas and Katarina all about my new book-love. About the colors. About the attack swans. About the spoons.
Spoons are very important in the Shades of Grey world, because it is illegal to produce any more of them.
Today we went for a walk, and (having a captive audience) I was telling them more things about the book, when Thomas looked down and said, "There is a spoon by the road." It was the most perfect timing, and I knew it had to be shared.
This is for Teala, and all the other Fforde lovers.
Maybe next time I'll find one that is not bent, but I looked on the back and there was no postcode, so at least I know it isn't registered to anyone.
If you have not read Shades of Grey, this might not make sense to you, but that can be easily solved by going to the store immediately and picking up a copy. You won't be sorry you did.