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I've been re-reading Diana Wynne Jones' books for the umpteenth time. Howl's Moving Castle is my favourite still. I was lucky to find her last book, The Islands of Chaldea in a bookshop. It was finished by her sister, Ursula Jones. It's set in a world something like that of the Dalemark Quartet, but not as dark. I enjoyed it.

I also bought the last Discworld book by Terry Pratchett, The Shepherd's Crown. It's a Tiffany Aching book, with the Nac Mac Feegles and Elves. Terry Pratchett's Elves are terrible creatures. It's a good book, up to Pratchett's high standards. It has sadness in it as well being sad in itself because it is the last Discworld book and the last book by Terry Pratchett. I like his new character, Geoffrey, who wants to be a witch and is a vegetarian and humanitarian. The cat You is also featured. Well worth buying.

I snatched up a book on sale as well, found I already had it, but I read it again with enjoyment. It's a book written for teenagers, but is also great for older adults who like inventive and original fantasy. It's Gideon the Cutpurse by Linda Buckley-Archer and it's followed by The Tarman, which I bought first. I haven't found the third and last book yet. The novels are set partly in modern times and partly in 18th century England, with some fascinating characters.


Oct. 12th, 2015 01:18 am (UTC)
It's great that you've been able to read and re-read such a wonderful selection of books. I'm massively behind with my reading, but I'll have to look for some of these books in future. I especially like the sound of the Linda Buckley-Archer books.
Oct. 13th, 2015 01:37 pm (UTC)
I didn't read much for a couple of months, rather playing on the Internet, but I'm suddenly back into reading. But still no writing!

The Linda Buckley-Archer books have a fresh take on time-traveling by accident!

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