"If anyone knows of a book with anthropomorphized animals in a town with a river going through it out to the sea & a mean, grumpy old fox, who all the children are scared of, let me know."I'm curious, now. Anybody heard of this?
This week's Booking Through Thursday question was about what magazines we read, which I couldn't summon up enough interest in to make a real blog post out of it. I steal Lou's First Things every month, long enough to read the 'While We're At It' section (never quite so much fun since the original editor, Father Neuhaus, died) and sometimes some of the essays. That's just about it. I'm not a magazine or catalog kind of a person—unless you count blogs, which I read by the dozens.
In lieu of that, here's a list of what I've been reading—some Wednesday posts to look forward to.
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. I figured it was high time to read The Other Cool Middle-Grade Fantasy (besides Harry Potter, that is.)
The Narnia Code by Michael Ward. A Christmas gift from my in-laws, this book explains the influences of the seven planets (as recognized in medieval times) upon the seven Chronicles of Narnia.
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan. My best friend read this and asked me if I would. Oh, I can't wait for this conversation, MissPhotographerB.
That Summer by Sarah Dessen. Because I've thought for a long time that I'd enjoy Dessen's books.
At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald. Because everybody said so.
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin. Thanks to our friend Lazarus, I've finally read this important fantasy work.
Are you the magazine type? Which ones do you read? Have you read any good books lately?