Monday, November 06, 2006

More Reading

I had a sad thing befall me during NaNoReadMo. I have about 20 books picked out to read this month, and planned to take some home on Thursday, since I had a 3-day weekend. Alas, I went home sick on Wednesday evening, forgetting all about the books, and then had none of them! I was scratching about for something new to read and found the following:

November 2, 2006
Devilish by Maureen Johnson.
A cute twist on the popularity story, with a serious note to it. Unpopular Alison would sell her soul to be popular - literally. Can her best friend Jane save her? There's definitely a dark side to this one along with a great friendship story.

November 3, 2006
Mary's Meadow And Other Tales of Fields and Flowers, by Juliana Horatia Ewing.
I've wanted to read this ever since reading the Golden Name Day series by Jennie Lindquist. In it the girls read Mary's Meadow and decide to emulate Mary and her family by planting flowers on the roadsides for travelers to enjoy. It's really a sweet Victorian story and there are funny bits as well! The other tales were not as good as MM but still worth reading (for free too!)

1 comment:

Heather said...

Have you read Ewing's "Amelia and the Dwarfs" or "The Brownies"?... they're really good too... I actually haven't read Mary's Meadow, but I'm doing a research project on the other two, and they're fabulous.