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Where’s My Cow?

Where’s My Cow? (2005) Terry Pratchett If you like Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, then you will definitely want to read this book. First of all, it has an award, “Children’s Winner of the Ankh-Morpork Librarians’ Award. OOK!” Also, it has blurbs on the back, “‘…wonderfully instructive’ Tuppence Swivel, the Times of Ankh Morpork” and “‘…Are we […]

A Circle of Cats

A Circle of Cats (2003) Charles de Lint Illustrated by Charles Vess I received this book for my birthday from Brian and Stacie. (THANKS!) I’d placed it on my wish list solely because it was written by Charles de Lint, and as usual, I wasn’t disappointed. A Circle of Cats is about Lillian, a girl […]

A Wolf at the Door

A Wolf at the Door (2000) edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling I love folk tales and fairy tales, and I love the idea of stories that have been told and retold, and then finally captured on paper. The problem of course, is finding an author who is good at translating stories from an […]

The Old Man Mad About Drawing

The Old Man Mad About Drawing Francois Place Translated by William Rodarmor I got this book solely on the recommendation of Jim at the Bookshelf, who said he thought I would like it (several years ago I had been looking for the story “The Boy Who Drew Cats” which I remembered from a reading book […]

A Bad Beginning

A Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket (1999) I really liked this book. It may have only taken me 45 minutes to read, but it was a very enjoyable 45 minutes. A Bad Beginning begins the tale of the Baudelaire children, who, in the first few pages of the book, are orphaned and lose everything except […]

Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer Another children’s/young adult book, and a pretty good one at that, although I didn’t find it quite as interesting as either Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials or Garth Nix’s Sabriel. It was still good, and I liked the fact that the protagonist is an antihero. Ostensibly, no good qualities, although […]

Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen

Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen by Garth Nix I’d been looking Sabriel for awhile but hadn’t picked it up to read, mostly because I already have too many books I’ll read when I have time to get around to it, but I read some positive comments about the books, and decided to read them over the break. […]

His Dark Materials

The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman I picked these up because I had heard good things about them, because they were supposedly ‘Young Adult’ books and thus a fast read for me, and because all three books of the trilogy were out and available. Importance not necessarily in that […]