I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
I had lunch with a former coworker today, which was good fun. On the way home, I stopped at the book store to pick up this novel. My library has it, but there are already 105 holds (and there are 10 copies)! I might have got it in time for Hallowe'en Bingo and for the buddy read, but the odds were against me.
Now I think I am completely ready for Bingo to begin. :)