USS Cecily: A Paper Ship

This blog navigates my reading- from projects like reading through the "horrid novels" mentioned in "Northanger Abbey" to random books that have wandered through the bookstore I work at to my latest dive into the wonderful world of Young Adult novels and beyond!

Comet in Moominland (Moomintrolls)

Comet in Moominland - Tove Jansson, Elizabeth Portch Often presented as the first Moomin book, Comet is a little bit darker than the others. It does, after all, concern the coming of a comet! Each of the odd personalities of Moominland copes with this knowledge in a different way-- the story becoming more about how they see the problem than the problem itself. Because of this focus, it is the perfect introduction to the personalities presented in the rest of the series.

Some parents may be reluctant to share this book with their children because of the darker themes (and highly improbable mathematics), but I think it would be a fine choice for a prolific reader in the fourth grade or higher.

Currently reading

Holly Black
The Iron Knight
Julie Kagawa
The Ionian Mission (Aubrey/Maturin Book 8)
Patrick O'Brian
Reading Sex in the Eighteenth Century: Bodies and Gender in English Erotic Culture
Karen Harvey
The Mysteries of Udolpho
Ann Radcliffe