What are you currently reading?
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha PulleyI bought this when it came out and loved it, so I’ve been really looking forward to reading the follow up that’s judt been released. But I read the first page and just really wanted to read this again first. I so rarely reread books so it feels like a bit of a treat to be going back to a book I enjoyed so much the first time.
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner, ebookThis is one of those books I always think “oh I must read that” when I see it in work but then always forget about. I’d reached the end of The Pear Affair and wanted another classic style adventure/mystery type book. I had a few other, more modern, candidates lined up but this popped into my head and it seemed a good chance to finally read it. I think the fact that it’s quite short also swayed me as I needed something to restart my reading after a lull. I’m a few chapters in and enjoying it so far.
The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann, audiobook read by Paul Whitehouse and Esther Coles
So, this will age me (and I suspect some of you will fall into the “Oh my goodness, yes, I remember that” half and others the “what on earth is she on about?!” half) but while if never read this, I LOVED the animated series when I was young (though my sister loved it even more, she hot the magazines too!)
To be honest, I don’t think I knew until working in a bookshop that it was a book, but I’m do glad to have ditched Moby Dick and reverted to children’s classics on audio as I am thoroughly enjoying this (though I can’t deny, I’m still picturing the characters from the series as I listen!)
What have you just finished reading?
The Borrowers by Mary Norton, audiobook read by Christopher EcclestonA lovely return to children’s classics. This is another I loved the TV series of as a child, though I had read this one too, but I really enjoyed revisiting it.
What will you read next?Physical copies/ebooks – I’ll follow up The Watchmaker of Filigree Street with The Lost Future of Pepperharrow by Natasha Pulley.
I am also planning to take part in Believathon again in May so I’ll be choosing my MG books for that soon too! Audiobook – Another children’s classic. Maybe Watership Down or Goodnight Mister Tom.
Have you read any of these? What are you currently reading?