Sunday, June 2, 2013

What I read this week

Lots of kids' books for one thing.  I was particularly interested in Ivy Takes Care, a young middle-grade novel by Rosemary Wells, mostly because it felt really old-fashioned.  It's a book I would have loved when I was eight or nine.  It will be interesting to see how kids like it, but it was heartening to see a novel like this published--realistic historical fiction about a girl who loves animals.  It probably helps that it was written by Rosemary Wells, but whatever.

The other book I've been reading is A Gathering of Witches by Deborah Harkness, and I'm enjoying it quite a bit even though it violates a bunch of my personal rules such as avoiding
books wherein a vampire is the love interest.  Vampires.  Ugh.   But . . . it creates a world I feel like visiting right now, and who can resist that?

Oh.  And I also read The Star.  Because it's important to know why Hollywood has turned against Gwynneth Paltrow.


Lisa B. said...

Well, I thought I had read that Harkness one but I don't remember any vampires, so it must have been some other witchy book. However, I did read a hilarious recap of that Star article about Gwyneth. Breaking news, obvs. All that recap made me want to do was to go back to GOOP and check out what expensive clothes she was recommending. Which I am going to do right now.

Anne said...

They've turned on Gwyneth? Say it ain't so!