Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Reading overload

Two of my friends and I had a get together yesterday. We got talking on reading and I ended up coming home with a nice pile of borrowed books. It was quite fun to talk about reading since most of my other friends are not quite as literary. These books are geared to the younger set but are good reads any way. It makes a nice change the giant thick tomes that I have been reading of late.

The book I am currently reading from my new stack is called Artemis Fowl. This book is wonderfully written and very enjoyable. I had avoided the whole young adult reading scene in my youth preferring the more weighty works that were in my father's book collection. I am now finding out that I missed out on some great reads but thankfully I have friends that are able to point me in the right direction. I am now of the opinion that well written works that are supposedly directed to children are still very much worth reading now that I am an adult.


Anonymous said...

I so so adore receiving loaned books. People always amaze me with either really good books ... hehe but sometimes not so good! Either way it is always an adventure!

Sarabeth said...

I've found that there are some younger audience books that I can enjoy. I look at it as research--one day my children will want to read these books.

For instance, I read Eragon.

Gina said...

Well, Harry Potter is supposed to be a "youth" book, but adults love them just as well. To me, a good book is a GOOD book, no matter what the target audience.

Unknown said...

Hiya Awesome,

I have read the first Artemis Fowl book and I LOVED it. Glad to hear you like it too. Such wonderfully done characters!


Anonymous said...

I just finished stargirl by j.spinelli. it was grand!

Michelle Fluttering Butterflies said...

Well I'm glad you're finally on the right path, children's books are FABULOUS! I love the Artemis Fowl series, but I haven't been able to get into the last book that was released - but, Harry Potter, Garth Nix's books (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen) Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series, The Inheritance series (Eragon, Eldest) by Christopher Paolini, books by Anthony Horowitz... all are great children's books that so many people pass over because they're meant for children!