I missed Book Bingo in June. With the stress of assignments and exams I was otherwise occupied, but today I am checking off the Prizewinner square with Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce (1920-2006). First published in 1958, it won the Carnegie Medal and is still credited as "one of the best-loved children's books ever … Continue reading #BookBingo – Prize Winner
It’s quite possible that this dragon themed post is inspired by our recent burst of cold weather. This morning was one of those days when you would rather stay in bed and seriously consider hibernation. Do dragons hibernate? Smaug seemed to have slept for a long time before desolating Laketown in fire and ash. At … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Here Be Dragons!
When Tom is sent to stay at his aunt and uncle's house for the summer, he resigns himself to weeks of boredom. But as he lies awake in his bed he listens to the grandfather clock chiming in the hall downstairs. Eleven...Twelve...Thirteen... Thirteen! Tom races down the stairs and finds, outside the back door, a … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Tom’s Midnight Garden
For centuries the Guardians ruled the Hundred, but these unearthly beings have faded from human sight. Only the Reeves, patrolling on enormous eagles, still represent the Guardians’ power. But there is a corruption in the land that not even they can control… Outlanders Anji and Mai are on the run with a company of … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Crossroads Trilogy
Today is round two of Book Bingo 2020 hosted by Theresa, Amanda and Ashleigh, and I am crossing off the Coming of Age box with A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs. I have quite enjoyed reading this series and am now onto book five, The Conference of the Birds, published just this year. A Map of Days was also the … Continue reading #BookBingo2020 – Coming of Age
This week’s Book Snap is A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs. It is the fourth book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Series, which started with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in 2011. Peculiars are gifted with unusual abilities or characteristics. Olive needs to wear weighted shoes so that she doesn’t float off into … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – A Map of Days