Saturday, 19 February 2011

Whats in your book bag?

So, when I'm not working, sewing, digging the allotment or doing other far-too-dull-to-mention chores I tend to read a fair bit so I thought I'd share a couple of books I read recently and really enjoyed:

This is the first in a three part series (there is a fourth, but it doesn't contain all the same characters, just the main one) and I had to read them all, one after the other as I couldn't wait to hear the outcome!

Its based in London - but a London ruled by magicians who summon magical entities such as the main character, Bartimaeus, to do their bidding. Its cleverly written, mainly in two parts - one from the standpoint of Nathaniel, a young magician, and the other from Bartimaeus which is jampacked with funny footnotes that actually had me laughing out loud at parts.

I don't want to go into too much detail about the actual plot as I'd hate to spoil it for anyone, suffice it to say you should definitely have a gander for it next time your passing a bookshop! Its probably in the children's fantasy section but don't let that put you off - I guess you could say its as much a kid's book as Harry Potter, it has elements that will appeal to a younger audience but its written in such a way to keep readers of all ages hooked!

If anyone has any reading recommendations please share as I'm always on the lookout for new books! x


  1. Ooh, sounds good! I love reading too. One of my favourite authors is Haruki Murakami, who writes brilliant magical realism novels. I'd reccomend 'Dance Dance Dance' or 'The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle' as a starting point.

  2. Oh thankyou, I'll definitely check those out :)

    Katie x