Pendragon’s Heir by Suzannah Rowntree (2015, Bocfodder Press)
I have always had a fascination with all things Camelot – Guinevere, Avalon, The Lady of Shallot, The Grail Quest. So when this book came up in my BookBub email I was intrigued. Combining Camelot with a Narnia type-story pretty much hits all my buttons, so I eagerly started it a few weeks ago.
This gripping adventure captures the magic and scope of The Chronicles of Narnia in a story sophisticated enough for mature readers. Blanche Pendragon is dragged from Edwardian England to the time of King Arthur… and discovers that Camelot’s fate may depend on her.
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It is killing me to no end that while today is the third day of winter here in little old Perth, almost everything else I read is gearing up for summer! Fortunately that also allows me to vicariously live through what I read and imagine that it is in fact summer and I am sitting on a beach instead of huddled up underneath my doona getting warmth from my laptop.
I am a sucker for any kind of summer article, book, movie, music anything. it just makes me feel so happy and warm. Most importantly it helps me to forget my mounting troubles and (as corny as this may be) radiate some sort of inner warmth. So without further ado, and brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish, here are my top ten books that will be in my beach bag this summer, and that I always end up reading during my December to February summer.
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
- Summer Crossing – Truman Capote
- South Beach (and the rest of the Spring Break series: French Kiss and Hollywood Hills) – Aimee Friedman
- Boy Meets Girl – Meg Cabot
- Surf School and Surf Sisters – Laurine Croasdale
- The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis
- Silver Shadows – Richelle Mead (what I will be reading when you guys are all having summer)
- Top Secret Twenty-One – Janet Evanovich (ditto)
- Unlucky 13 – James Patterson (ditto)
- The Fault In Our Stars – John Green (ditto, plus I figure I may as well read it now)
Hope you guys are staying warm (if like me you are beginning the descent into winter) or pumping up the summer jams!
I have to give some credit to Flavorwire for giving me some inspiration for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday.
I am a mega book nerd, so much so that if I have one edition of a book, but I see a stunningly gorgeous edition of the same book at a store, I will probably buy it and have two copies (case in point: I own almost all of Agatha Christie’s novels, most of them duplicates because while I own many in the more artistic and photographic Fontana editions,
I want to own them all in this more stylistically simple Fontana edition:)
Nitpicky I know, but I really do appreciate the beauty of a book cover. They have a clichéd ability to change someone’s perception of a story before they have even read it. I can’t count the amount of times I have been in the mood to read something slightly trashy and easy and gone for the girliest covered book I could find. Here however are ten books that I treasure, or at the very least treasure their covers as incredible works of art.
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Bantam Classics)
- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon
- The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
- And again
- The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare
- The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
- Someday, Someday, Maybe – Lauren Graham (without the text)
- The Chronicles of Narnia (complete set) – C. S. Lewis
- Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie
Hope you have some bookish art of your own!