My mom, brother, and I read pretty much the same books. My brother lives in my apartment complex and likes to sneak into my apartment and steal my books (and food, of course) when I'm not there. He usually leaves food wrappers or plates sitting around, so of course I know he's been there. He's not the stealthiest person I know.
My mom is sneaky in a different way. She recently read the Twilight series and loved it. Yay! But then I had her read The Hunger Games and she just about had a fit when she found out there is a sequel that won't be out until September. [ insert maniacal laughter here ] She hates to read series that aren't completed because she hates having to wait for the next book to come out.
I am a sneaky daughter because I tricked her into reading Patrick Ness' The Knife of Never Letting Go, knowing all the while that there is a sequel that has not yet been published. The book is incredible, one you don't want to put down, not even to eat or take a shower, so she loved it as much as I did.
But then she got sneaky. Patrick Ness, the author of The Knife of Never Letting Go, lives in England, so the book comes out first in the UK and is published months later in the U.S. The sequel, The Ask and the Answer is due to be published September 8, 2009.
I went over to her house yesterday and guess what she had? That's right. A UK copy of The Ask and the Answer. She'd ordered it through Amazon.co.uk and was very smug about it, too!
But I did what any good, sneaky daughter would do. I grabbed it and took it home with me. So now I am happily reading it and will know what happens in the story before she does. This is where I give a happy little sigh. =)