|This is me at about age seven. That|
year I was introduced to the Oz books
by my second grade teacher in the
read-aloud time in school.
I have several new books waiting for me to be in the right mood to read them, but right now the only book I am working on that I haven't read before is a book titled Nightpool that my granddaughter and I are reading together. It is a fantasy novel set in a world where certain species of animals are sentient and speaking. Of course, there is the classic good vs. evil situation, where the young heir to the throne is being hidden and sheltered by sentient animals after the murder of his father, the king. When he grows up the good/evil contest is bound to get more intense.
When I'm doing something that requires hands but not much mental attention, or when my eyes are tired, I listen to one of my Audible books. The ones I have are very well read. It reminds me of when I was in elementary school and for fifteen minutes every day the teacher would read aloud to us. I always loved that.
I am also rereading the Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King. These books are a reimagining of the the life and times of Sherlock Holmes, as seen through the memoirs of his young wife, Mary Russell. Many writers have taken Arthur Conan Doyle's characters from his Sherlock Holmes tales and given Holmes new adventures. Of the ones I have read, these books by Laurie King are my favorites. She does not rewrite the characteristics of Holmes, Watson, Mycroft, etc., she just moves them on a few years, and expands on them. I think what got me started on this reread was watching a few episodes of a couple of modern day TV shows that put Holmes into our time, plus the big screen movies that have come out in the past few years. I've enjoyed these reimaginings of Holmes, but my favorite remains the Mary Russell series. I'm enjoying revisiting her world and adventures.
So, that's it from my burrow today!