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AustenToZafon

Austen to Zafón

Reading widely since 1972.

Currently reading

A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy
Molly Hughes
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
All the Names
José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor
Down the Garden Path
Beverley Nichols
Virtue Betray'd, Or, Anna Bullen
John Banks
Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome
Illusion in java
Gene Fowler
The Dark is Rising - Susan Cooper, Susan Cooper I'm "pre-reading" this sort of thing for my 5-5-year-old son. I put that in quotes because it's really just an excuse to read all that fun young adult fiction I read (or miss out on) when I was a teen and pre-teen. I remember loving this book and the whole series. I enjoyed re-reading it, but in the face of Philip Pullman, Neil Gaiman, and other successors, it wasn't as engaging as it could have been. It follows the standard formula of a young boy discovering upon puberty that he has some sort of powers and had to to through trials to prove himself. I think it will probably appeal to my son in a couple of years. Older than 6, but not ready for the truly scary aspects of, say, the Golden Compass.