This is a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. It asks three questions:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?
I started Darkwhispers just after finishing Brightstorm, the first sky-ship adventure. I’m really enjoying the Brightstorm twins’ next adventure and re-joining the brilliant crew of The Aurora. I’ve also just started listening to A Little Princess on audio.
I’ve finished three audiobooks this week, all of which I’ve really enjoyed. The Boy Who Fooled the World was amazing! I adored Cole who is an incredibly likeable boy who makes some poor choices, but for the very best reasons. This is superb writing. I’ve bought three copies of this for our school library as I think it will really appeal to a lot of the children. I hadn’t heard of Bone Hollow but the blurb intrigued me – I am so glad I listened to this one. The relationship between Gabe, Wynne and Ollie (Gabe’s dog) is just wonderful and so beautiful and heartfelt. This premise of this story completely gripped me, but it was the characters who made it so powerful. I also listened to The Little Prince which is about a little boy who leaves his own tiny planet to travel to other planets, including Earth. His observations are fascinating and really gave me food for thought – this was a clever story – and really rather poignant!
I also read three paperbacks this week. I loved The Strange Worlds Travel Agency which is a brilliant magical adventure which uses portal magic (suitcases) to travel to other worlds which are beautifully described. The two main characters, Jonathan and Flick are just wonderful. I will be posting my review closer to publication (April). I also read Boot which was adorable. It is the story of a little robot who only has two and a half memories, but he is determined to use them find his owner, convinced that he was sent to the scrapyard in error. Along the way, he makes some wonderfully supportive friends, but he is also being chased by a very nasty character! Finally, I re-read the incredible Brightstorm which is a truly amazing adventure. The twins, Arthur and Maudie Brightstorm are determined to find out what happened on their father’s doomed expedition to South Polaris so join the crew of The Aurora on their own expedition where there is adventure, danger, discoveries … and thoughtwolves! I cannot recommend this one highly enough!
I was sent a proof of The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates (publishing April) along with 30 sampler chapters which I will share with my class. This story sounds like it will be a lot of fun – with heart!