I have read Memento Nora, the first book in the series and I tell you IT IS AWESOME. It's one of my favorite 2011 reads and I am so excited for the sequel, The Forgetting Curve to hit the shelves soon! Today we have Velvet, a character from The Forgetting Curve. It's always interesting to know the thoughts of the characters outside the book, so... READ ON!
Book of Velvet
The Forgetting Curve is a sequel to Memento Nora, but the story is told from the point of view of a few new or newish characters, including Winter’s best friend (whom you met briefly in the first book), Velvet Kowalcyk. (The other points of views are from Winter and her cousin, Aiden.)
When I asked Velvet if I could interview her for this blog post, her response was typical Velvet:
“Don’t give yourself away. Book of Velvet. Chapter 23, Verse 3. Not for free at least.”
As you can see, Velvet is a regular little Sun Tzu. (You know, the ancient Chinese philosopher-general who wrote the Art of War. Yeah, that guy.) In fact, I think she stole the above pearl of “sagiosity” from him, sort of. Velvet sees life as a battle and ascribes to her wisdom to her unwritten, ever-growing tome, the Book of Velvet. Even her friends call it that. So I thought I’d share a few of the other chapters and verses from this work-in-progress:
Do not wear fishnet stockings and a boiled wool skirt to a dank garage. Or any garage. In June. Book of Velvet. Chapter 47, Verse 233.Hope that gives you a little taste of Velvet. If you want to know more about The Forgetting Curve (and the character of Aiden Nomura), please check out the Memento Nora book site (http://www.mementonora.com/the-forgetting-curve.) I’ll be adding more info about the new book, including an excerpt very soon.
Do not run. Book of Velvet. Chapter 3, Verse 12. Not from or toward anything.
Don’t talk to fools when you’re still mad at them. Or yourself. Book of Velvet. Yada, yada, yada.
When a cute rich guy asks you to hang out, be worried if he shows up with an antenna made out of a potato chip can. Book of Velvet.
Do not volunteer for something until you’re sure it doesn’t include manual labor. Book of Velvet.
When you don’t know what to say, do not scream something self-centered and lame. Book of Velvet. New chapter. New verse.
A girl can’t wait for Prince Charming to rescue her ass or save the universe. Book of Velvet. Last Chapter. Last Verse.
The Forgetting Curve (Memento Nora #2) by Angie Smibert
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Aiden Nomura likes to open doors—especially using his skills as a hacker—to see what’s hidden inside. He believes everything is part of a greater system: the universe. The universe shows him the doors, and he keeps pulling until one cracks open. Aiden exposes the flaw, and the universe—or someone else—will fix it. It’s like a game.
Until it isn’t.
When a TFC opens in Bern, Switzerland, where Aiden is attending boarding school, he knows things are changing. Shortly after, bombs go off within quiet, safe Bern. Then Aiden learns that his cousin Winter, back in the States, has had a mental breakdown. He returns to the US immediately.
But when he arrives home in Hamilton, Winter’s mental state isn’t the only thing that’s different. The city is becoming even stricter, and an underground movement is growing.
Along with Winter’s friend, Velvet, Aiden slowly cracks open doors in this new world. But behind those doors are things Aiden doesn’t want to see—things about his society, his city, even his own family. And this time Aiden may be the only one who can fix things... before someone else gets hurt.
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