This month I've been reading,
The Spell Book of Listen Taylor - Jaclyn Moriarty
This was in the YA section of the library, but it reads like an adult book, most of the characters are adults, although Listen is a teen, and it's mostly about adult relationships. I did a bit of research, and it turns out this book was originally published as adult fiction (under the amazing title 'I have a bed made of Buttermilk Pancakes'!) and has been re-edited under a new title for YA release. I absolutely loved this book, I fell in love with all the characters and was intrigued by the interesting, disjointed way the story was told.
The Land of Decoration - Grace McCleen
Ten year old Judith has been brought up by her strict father as part of a very religious group. She creates a world in her bedroom and when she covers it with snow, it snows in the real world. Is it a coincidence or a miracle? I spent a lot of this book worried about Judith's mental health. It was tense but I kind of enjoyed it.
Playing to the Gallery - Grayson Perry
I loved the illustrations in this book about contemporary art. Questions like 'what is art?', 'is everything art?' are examined and I understand a little bit about how the money side of the art business works. I can't say I learned a lot from this book, but it was interesting to read something different and I like the way Grayson Perry writes.
20 to Make Polymer Clay Buttons -Karen Walker
There are lovely projects in this book. I especially liked the owl buttons, the mushrooms and the spotty ones.
What have you been reading?
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