Reading Round-up – March 2010

An average month for me, reading-wise, with the extremes of The Passage – Justin Cronin weighing in at 790 pages and The Prince of Mist – Carlos Ruiz Zafon, a mere 198 pages, being my teeniest read.  I really enjoyed The Passage but definitely needed some lighter fayre (in words and subject matter) for the remainder of the month in order to avoid literary indigestion. 

I’ ve discovered a few gems which I will be putting aside for Luke and Eva in the hope that they will enjoy them as much.  I think Luke will like The Prince of Mist as I mentioned the moving statues which are reminiscent of one of his favourite Dr Who episodes, Blink – one of my favourites too actually.  Eva will enjoy Philippa Fisher and the Stone Fairy’s Promise in a couple of years time – at last, a modern fairy story with feisty characters for younger readers which isn’t written by the Daisy Meadows machine! 

I’m eagerly awaiting Sally Gardner’s next opus as I read and loved The Silver Blade this month.  In the meantime I can enjoy reading her Magical Children series to Eva.  Another little gem was the quiet, subtle novel The Well and the Mine – Gin Phillips.  The Jordan Stryker book is currently doing the rounds of my friends’ children and going down very well too.  Surprise of the month, for me, was The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein – I didn’t think Formula 1 and a canine narrator would work but it’s actually a winning combination.  Reviews of the Garth Stein and Philippa Fisher are in the pipeline.

Oh and I began this blog this month  too – I feel like I’ve been here forever (in a good way!).  It’s certainly helping me to organise recording my reading and also adding to my wishlist as I read other bloggers’ reviews.  Hopefully I haven’t committed any cardinal blogger sins and if I have, all I can say, in French style, is “pff” – you will have to imagine the Gallic shrug which accompanies that remark…

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  1. SazzyMCH says:

    Blink – BEST Doctor Who ep by far :) I may have to seek out the book now………..

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