When I got my Nook, the first three books I read on it were the Hunger Games trilogy (lent to me by Katherine‘s awesome mom), and when Katherine suggested I check out the author’s earlier children’s series, the Underland Chronicles, I knew I would definitely read them at some point.
So I started the first book a few days ago, and I’m loving it so far. I had been in a slight reading rut for the past several weeks, picking up a book only to find myself disinterested after a few minutes. But Suzanne Collins has caught me in her web of awesome storytelling once again!
It’s about an 11-year-old boy named Gregor who, along with his tw0-year-old sister, finds himself in an underground world where he is believed to be the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy. I’m reminded of A Wrinkle In Time with this story and the writing style. And it’s not one of those, “This reminds me TOO MUCH of another book,” type of things. It’s a good kind of similarity, with its own personality, too. If you’ve read A Wrinkle In Time, you might know what I mean? I dunno.
Anyway, that’s what I’m reading lately. What are you reading?
It’s NaBloPoMo time! I’ll be here every day this month, and I’m always open to suggested topics or themes. I’m going to keep the posts relatively short (since I know there are a LOT of people doing this and it’ll be hard enough keeping up with our Google Readers!), and I’ll try my best not to write any “fluff” posts this year, but we’ll see how that goes…
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