Today is Slice of Life Tuesday – the weekly challenge hosted at “Two Writing Teachers”.
I touched on this during the March SOL – my love of fantasy and sci-fi – both in books and movies. For me, it is all about the mind behind the books. The creativity it takes to create new worldviews, new and different characters and unusual challenges. Sci-Fi especially, may present a positive spin on the future as well.
I just finished a freebie today from Amazon – “Dangerous Talents” by Frankie Robertson- and I loved it. It took me longer to finish as it was a very busy holiday weekend (entertaining, visiting Stratford to see “Macbeth”) I usually stay up way too late to finish a book but this time I got to savour it a bit longer.
I loved the Viking/Norse God connection (my mother’s family is from Norway) and the focus on discovering and using one’s talents. This novel had a fascinating new world and was well written.
As I looked back my reading log over the past several months, fantasy and romance predominated. Favourite romance writers are Sherryl Woods, Susan Mallery, Jude Deveraux, Robyn Carr and Susan Wiggs. One book in a series led me to finish the whole series – thank heavens for the library!
I never liked shifter fantasy novels but I’ve read a number in the past few months as well as a number of novels with dragons.
I have also read some great MG novels (the latest – “Small Medium at Large” by Joanne Levy), picture books and non-fiction (loved “Precious Cargo” by Craig Davidson).
I am well on my way to reading over 300 books this year – still lots of great books to read!
Right now I am reading/ juggling:
Uprooted by Naomi Novik (fantasy)
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo (mg -one of my favourite authors)
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson (historical fiction)
From Pigtails to Chin Hairs: A Memoir and More by Becky L. Povich (I won this memoir)
What books are you reading or recommend??
I read Raymie- Kate DiCamillo is a favorite! Have you read Tiger Rising? and Flora and Ulysses?
Yes – I’ve read them both. My 2 favourites tho are “Because of Winn Dixie” and Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane”. I read these two to several of my gr. 3 classes and they go so caught up in the story that many times I was reading 2 or 3 chapters a day.
I liked Raymie Nightingale. And I enjoyed Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand. I think this author has a new book out. Small Medium at Large is a new title for me.
Thanks Ramona. I’ve seen the book listed – The Summer Before the War. Will have to read that next.