I've been reading lately like it's going out of style. Here are the books I've read lately and how I feel about each one:
The Anybodies-This was a spectacularly interesting book. It's by the same author as Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, and since I enjoyed that movie so well I looked for other books written by the same author. I was not disappointed. The path the plot took was not something I saw coming, and every detail in it was enjoyable. There were several references to other books which was lovely (maybe because I knew them all) and I plan on buying it and reading it to my children. It is a book that will bring their imagination alive. If I was an elementary school teacher I would read it to my class every year.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret- I loooooove this book. Children's books are becoming just so much more sophisticated and therefore much more enjoyable for everyone. The book is 533 pages, but 300 of them are pictures that instead of illustrating what the words are saying, there are 5 or 6 pictures in a row that tell the story and then the words pick up where the pictures have left off. It's very creative and I look forward to reading the rest of his books. There is so much passion in the subject that he's writing about, it makes me want to be a clockmaker and build automata. Looooove it.
The Time Traveler's Wife-This is a beautiful love story that definitely does not follow your average plot line. It would almost be my favorite book if there wasn't so much sex and drugs in it, but there are, so it isn't. It's a very interesting book with the plot maneuvering in places you wouldn't think it would go. It doesn't end has happily as I would like it to, but it has a satisfactory ending.
I'm about to start I Capture the Castle which I hope is good. We'll see...