My first quote for Wednesday with Words is from James Stoddard’s The High House, a book which I borrowed from my dad, who got the entire series for Father’s Day. I’m really enjoying the book, not only for its excellent plot and fantasy elements, some of which remind me, interestingly enough, of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Faerie Queene, but also because it’s just chock full of vibrant descriptions of an old Victorian mansion, just the sort of place you wish you could spend a week (or two!) exploring. I really love this quote, because it perfectly describes my own fascination with nooks and crannies and all things old and secret:
On my reading list this week:
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau-I’m rereading it again for the first time in several years. One of the books I’d have to put on my list of all time favorites.
The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni-I’m reading this for school. I thought it would be boring, but it’s turned out to be a very interesting read with quirky characters and wry comments from the author. Just my sort of thing! 🙂
The Black Star of Kingston by S. D. Smith-Or, well, I should be reading it. A really neat and interesting prequel to The Green Ember, but a few problems with the pacing and repeated dialogue tags (he said, he said, he said) make it a little hard to get into, especially in print. The audiobook is much better, but I haven’t gotten around to putting it on my iPod.
Wednesdays with Words is hosted by ladydusk
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Love that quote about the ‘desolate’ places. I’ve always been attracted to the old warehouses and other abandoned buildings around the city; their history, and what might be found in them now.
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