Hello my readerly friends!
Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh
I haven't read much this week, it has been such a busy time! All I had the chance to do was finish reading Oddfellow's Orphanage which is truly adorable! There are so many lovely, quirky adventures in this book, including stories of sea monsters, rabbits with antlers, circuses, picnics, and boys with onion heads.
It is reminiscent of Enid Blyton's writing, with her funny little characters and quaint situations,
and is a book that begs to be read aloud to young children.
My collection of half-read books is piling up on my ibooks shelves right now, but I keep finding new books to try! I just found Mervyn Peake's Gormanghast Trilogy, which I have been looking for for about 20 years! I'm so excited to read the first book, Titus Groan, again, with it's poetic, operatic prose,
and it's gothic, castle setting.
It is a wonderful, fanciful book, with marvellous characters, and unusual happenings.
I cannot wait to read the next two books in the series!
My Mum gave me a pile of books to read, as she does, and this one drew me in the most:
Googling the cover, I remember now I have seen this book before with a different cover:
And thought it would be a good read.
It is SUCH a good read! It's all about a book shop, and an author who wishes to tell her 'real' life story.
And that's all I know so far. But the wonderful descriptions so make me want to have my own bookshop!
Well that's it for this week!
Hope you're having some exciting reading adventures!
Check out what everyone else is reading over at Sheila's blog: