“Mama used to say, you have to know someone a thousand days before you can glimpse her soul.”
The Book of a Thousand Days - Shannon Hale
The first time I read this book my cheeks were sore for hours from too much smiling. This is not an exaggeration. I experienced pretty much the same thing with Hale's Princess Academy (the name fooled me I thought it would be too MegCabot-y but after reading this one I had to do it) and it's a very odd reaction for me because I'm a person that smiles and laughs a lot, my cheeks should be used to it. Well, apparently this experience was overkill.
This book is an adorable tale, equal parts fairy and simplicity and I still turn to it if I need something to lift me up.