read_warbler (read_warbler) wrote,

Comfort reads

I'm comfort reading at the moment... easy stuff, nothing needing too much concentration, and my last two books fitted the bill very nicely indeed.

First up was Sabriel by Garth Nix.

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I think this is offically Young Adult but, imo anyway, it's an *old* YA book not a *young* one. Not that I'm trying to confuse you or anything... Anyway. An excellent read as a matter of fact. A nicely written, pacey fantasy with elements of horror. Young Sabriel was a heroine I liked and I also liked the fact that Nix allowed her to carry the plot and wasn't tempted to bring in a male character to supercede her; the one he did bring in was always second fiddle and for me it worked well. Part one of the Old Kingdom trilogy - I shall be reading the rest.

Next up: The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber.

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I imagine this might come under the heading of chick-lit - or so it says somewhere on the cover. If so it's superior chick-lit. Whatever, I thought it was lovely, a really good comfort read about a woman who opens a yarn shop in Seattle and the three women who attend her first knitting course. I couldn't put it down to be honest and have the second in the series, A Good Yarn, on my tbr pile. I shall also be seeing what else she's written. My only regret is that I didn't pay attention when I got it from Amazon marketplace and ended up with the British cover rather than the American one - which is far prettier. I didn't make the same mistake with the sequel.

Current read: Lirael by Garth Nix. Part two of the Old Kingdom trilogy.
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