Sunday, December 07, 2008

Books I have been reading

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke - I picked this up a while ago and read it with great delight over the past week. It's about books and reading and the power of words. Yes, it's for children, but I enjoyed it!

The Seance by John Harwood - a thrilling Victorian mystery full of family histories and tangled narratives. A really good page turner.


Jane Henry said...

Lisa, given that my former job included reading children's books I can heartily concur they don't have to be read just by children. Some of them are in fact better then adult books. I have managed to miss out completely on Inkheart though I have known about it for yonks. Must must make it an addtion to one of the children's Christmas lists, as no doubt we will go and see the film which sounds fantastic.

I know you like fantasy so can I also recommend Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines quartet (brave, bold, moving, exciting, passionate - with the most unlikeable, ugly and yet vulnerable heroine, and with such a lot to say about stories, history, human nature etc. Fabulous), Tamora Pierce's Alanna series and Wild Magic series (I was lucky enough to edit the latter - I defy you not to fall for Numair the magician, he is GORGEOUS!!!), and if you haven't read her before Susan Price (I was also lucky enough to edit her Sterkarm Handshake which is fantastic)
I'm sure you don't have anything else to do with your time....

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