Tuesday, November 28, 2006



On my bedside table ...

The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beeton, by Kathryn Hughes, is a biography of that well known domestic goddess. I never knew she died when she was only 28!

Eldest, by Christopher Paolini, is the second of his fantasy novels, and follows Eragon.

Tales of the Otori Trilogy, by Lian Hearn, is a series I loved. Set in 'a mythical, medieval Japan' (from the dust jacket), the descriptive passages in this book I found absolutely entrancing, and the story keep me hooked. I have read the Trilogy before, but a fourth book has recently appeared, so I need to reread them. Woe is me!

6 comments:

Me said...

hooray for multi-readers... ;)

Lisa said...

ah, such tragedy. lol

Mrs Blythe said...

Wow I didn't know Mrs Beeton died so young either!! Eragon is coming up at the cinema, I hadn't heard of it before., are they good stories?

Margaret said...

Oooooh great books. I'll have to look for the Otori Trilogy. Son read Eldest. I never did. He loved it. (Said it was better than Eragon.) I'm glad to meet another serial reader....

Sara Laughs said...

Did you read Eragon? I think I've picked it up and put it back about 1,000 times. I think I pick it up every time I go to the bookstore. How did you like it? Is that the one the new movie is about? Fill me in! Details! LOL!

Emma said...

I am enjoying the series about Eragon. It's about a boy who discovers a dragon egg, and is dragged into a dramatic adventure. A warning, though, it has elves!