Thursday, October 08, 2009

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”

So first I bought this:
Then I bought this, having waited impatiently for months for it to come out in the States:

But then last night, about to crawl into my toasty warm bed with a bag of almond M&Ms, what did I pick up off the shelf? This:

Which I am, sort of to my chagrin, enjoying immensely. I almost got rid of these Aunt Dimity books that had been my mom's (she had maybe 4 or 5 of them) but I couldn't bring myself I am glad I didn't, because I NEVER would have picked this up at the library or bookstore...

*CS Lewis


ThirdCat said...

Least it wasn't Lace. Or LaceII. Both of which I selected from the shelves of a holiday house I stayed in. Shelves which also included Great Expectations.

Penni Russon said...

OMG. How awesome is the pink bunny?

I desperately want to read The Children's Book, but I have such a backlog. I am also looking forward to the new Margaret Atwood.

The US cover of Her Fearful Symmetry is way nicer than the Oz one.

Badger said...

Heh. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels like a piker for reading fluffy genre stuff when I've got a stack of critically acclaimed to-be-read literature on my shelf. (Not GUILTY, mind you. Just ... a piker.)

Sarah Louise said...

I say, read what you want, we're not in school anymore. Those books aren't going anywhere.


Amelia Plum said...

OMG! Lace & Lace 2, I remember reading those in middle school and watching the made for tv movie that had the shocker of Phoebe Cates uttering 'which one of you three bitches is my mother?' My book backlog is shameful but I'll have to put the top two on the list.

Duyvken said...

I'm slowly working my way through The Children's Book but keep stopping to read something quicker and more crime-laden. I normally adore Byatt but am finding this too heavily descriptive. I am currently bogged down in a section describing marionette puppetry.
However, I am addicted to (and am racing through) the Steig Larssen books.

Kathy said...

I just bought those two books too -- and the new Margaret Atwood but I'm reading The Brutal Telling instead. I've never read any of the Aunt Dimity books.