Speaking of girls who read…
Lea recently lost her mind over this series and wanted me to read it. I agreed on the condition that she read His Dark Materials. So here we are a month later and I’ve read the first two of the series, am on the third and have read three other books. Lea is halfway through The Golden Compass. She is usually a much faster reader than I am but in the time it has taken me to read six books, she has read half of one. You’re killing me, Lea. 😉
Back when I thought I was all high brow, I was a classical mythology major in college before I switched (by which I mean dropped out with only two classes to go, got married, traveled, and went back for something completely unrelated, thus starting all over). This was a long time ago and I wasn’t the most studious so I forget a lot of what I learned. I feel like this is a review for me and I’ll probably retain much more than I did the first time around because, oh my gods, this series is so fun.
Stardust – Neil Gaiman
I once saw an interview with Neil Gaiman where he said that part of the idea for this book came from seeing a falling star in Arizona. The sky was so huge and he could see the star for so long that he felt as though he could see it land on earth. He though to himself something along the lines of “If a star fell to earth and landed in Faerie, of course it would be a girl.” Of course. I’d like Neil to be my BFF. I mean, my other BFF besides you, Lea.
Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide, Book 1 – Holly Black & Toni DiTerlizzi
Mysterious house, secret rooms, a dusty attic, mischievous fairies… what’s not to love? I would have continued with the series since it took like a day to read this book but my local bookshop had books 1,3,4, and 5. No book 2, so I’ll just have to wait until they get it in.
The Magic Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton
You know that Amazon feature where they make recommendations based on your browsing history and you’re like “How do you know what I’ll like?” I’m sorry for doubting you Amazon. I had never heard of Enid Blyton but she’s the most prolific writer ever – she’s written like a million series. I’m so sad that I didn’t read this one as a kid but she isn’t as well known in the states. This one is full of magical and silly characters and they have very magical and silly adventures. I thought this was the first in the series when I ordered it, but I think it’s actually the second. It doesn’t really matter. It was still wonderful. I’ve ordered others but most of them come from the UK so it takes a month to get them. Good thing I got a few.
I’ll show you what I’ve been reading with Abby tomorrow. Happy Monday!