I picked up some new books from our library and I’ve been enjoying them a lot. Here’s watch I’ve been reading.
Heir of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marilier
I finished reading this last night. The novel starts a little slow; the first 75 pages lay the groundwork for the adventure ahead. Once the action starts the book is hard to put down. I haven’t read a lot of fantasy novels. The ones I have read I really enjoyed: C.S Lewis’ Narnia, Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Raymond Feist’s Riftwar Saga and Brian Jacques’ Redwall Series. This book was quite good. It reminded me of Feist’s books. The protagonists acted with moral integrity which I liked very much. I would definitely read her other works.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl
My SIL introduced me to the Pioneer Women blog about half a year ago, and like many of her “followers” I was excited to get my hands on her recently released cook book. It’s a beautiful book, filled with lots of pictures and lots of colour. The tone is relaxed and chatty. The recipes are written in the same style as her blog (with smaller pictures of course). I highly recommend borrowing this book if you can find it at your library. I’ve already picked out a few recipes that I’d like to try – yum! I can’t wait.
The Way of Boys: Raising Healthy Boys in a Challenging and Complex World by Anthony Rao and Michelle Seaton
I’ve only read the first few pages of this book but it looks promising. I recently read War Against Boys by Christina Sommers and while she had a lot of interesting points the book was repetitive and not as much about boys as you’d expect. The Way of Boys seems to be more what I was hoping to read in Sommers’ book.