Friday, November 5, 2010

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

What can i say about Inkheart, it was a tough book for me to read. I really had to push myself through it, to read the entire book. I guess it can be considered a fantasy because of the characters in the book are read out of a book, titled Inkheart. Actually some real mean and nasty characters are read out of Inkheart. Inkheart is the name of the book in this book that the characters are read out of. Does that make sense? It isn't confusing just the characters read out of the book are mean ruthless and hurt many others.

Inkheart is a trilogy, there is Inkspell and Inkdeath. I am not certain I will read these books but its on the pile of books that I have at home. Being a librarian I have other books I want to read.

Don't let my opinion stop you from reading Inkheart, read the book and let me know your opinion.

I Am Scout by Charles J. Shields

I Am Scout is a biography of Harper Lee, of the To Kill a Mockingbird fame. I was skeptical about reading this book because I usually don't like to read biographies. But this book is on the Virginia Readers Choice list because of that I read the book. It was actually enjoyable to read the book. As I was reading the book the author of the biography made references to To Kill a Mockingbird, the characters in TKaM reflected Harper Lee's life and the town she grew up in. I have to admit I enjoyed the book, was surprised how Harper Lee lived her life and that she only wrote the one book.

I don't remember reading To Kill a Mockingbird in high school but I will find a copy and read it, maybe for the first time or will it be the second time? If you haven't read TKaM maybe Harper Lee's biography will inspire you to read her one and only book.