Posts Tagged ‘Children’s literature’

I may have slipped up on the whole banning-myself-from-buying-any-more-books idea! Mainly because I decided to buy a new CD to listen to in my car (I have an old-school CD player in my car and no radio as it died!) and to get free delivery, I bought a book!

This book has been sitting in my wish list for a while now, and I wanted a copy because I read it as a child and loved it. I used to borrow it from the library quite a lot and I decided I wanted to read it again.

The book is “The Witch’s Daughter” by Nina Bawden:

“The Witch’s Daughter” by Nina Bawden (via Goodreads)

The blurb reads:

“On the Scottish island of Skua, friendship develops between the lonely and mysterious Perdita and a blind girl, Janey. Both possess a kind of second sight – Janey’s is the ability to hear, feel and remember more than others, and Perdita’s is the ominous legacy of her being a witch’s daughter. When Janey’s brother, Tom, starts investigating a cluster of mysterious events and suspicious characters, all three become entwined in an adventure of hidden jewels, desperate criminals and dangerous detection.”

This has been added to my ever-growing To-Read pile!

I’ve got that feeling that every book lover hates: You’re reading a series and you know there are only 2 books left and you’re already dreading reading the end!

I’m re-reading my way through C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia” series and I had forgotten how utterly brilliant it is! I’m finding myself reading the books a bit too quickly for my liking but I can’t help it when they’re so good!

It’s been at least 10 years since I last read the series and I’d forgotten what happens in the majority of the series, only really remembering what happens in the most popular book “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”. Obviously, I’ve now been reminded of what happens in the rest, but it also sort of feels like I’m reading the whole series for the first time… again! Really odd!

The sadness comes now that I’m about to start the 6th book in the series, knowing that the Pevensie children have come to the end of their adventures in Narnia, and I remember not being too keen on  the last 2 books the first time around. I’m trying to just read it and not get hung up on the fact that I’m nearly finished reading about Narnia!

I’ll write a proper post about the series when I’ve finished re-reading it! It’s definitely one of those series which I’m going to feel like I have to read again once I’ve finished it!

Happy World Book Day!

I completely forgot that it was today until I logged onto Twitter and discovered hundreds of tweets about it! Oops! I have been very busy lately though, as I started a new job last week and I’ve been doing a lot of training!

So I’ve not read anything for a few days, since I finished “The Goldfinch” at the weekend – I will write a review for that when I have more time!

You may have seen in my Weekly Bookish Round-up from last week that I was lusting after a full set of the Narnia books after seeing them in The Works for £7.99. Well, I went back today after work and bought it! Yay!

"The Chronicles of Narnia" by CS Lewis

“The Chronicles of Narnia” by CS Lewis

Beautiful illustrations!

It’s exactly the same design as the one I (stupidly) got rid of when I was a teenager, so I was desperate to own it again. It brings back fond memories of a childhood holiday during which I first discovered the series when I was given the books by my parents. I can’t wait to re-read the series and to see how different it is reading them as an adult!