Carbonel: The King of Cats, a children's book first published in 1955. I have been reading this, a chapter a night, to my kiddos. I would recommend it for ages 5-10 (and older). Not scary or violent (besides a bit of a fight at the end), set in London, with adventure, magic, and...cats! This is the first of a trilogy, and we are reading the second book now so, more to come.
Diana Gabaldon book, Lord John and the Hand of Devils. Lord John, a minor Outlander character, solves more mysteries, and I get a little more insight into the epic story Gabaldon has created.
Peter Green. You have to be a member of the fan club, Frenz of the Enz, to get it. Being a Neil Finn fan, this book was a lot of fun to read. I am still regretting the missed opportunity I had of seeing CH back in 1989. Ah well...I saw the new lineup in '07 and '10. Mr. Finn has been working on a new album, I hear, so hopefully there will be another chance to catch the music live in the next year or two!
Grab onto Me Tightly as if I Knew the Way, by Bryan Charles (who happens to be a survivor of the Twin Towers terrorist attack) is a seventeen/eighteen-year-old young man. The novel takes place in 1992, and there are a lot of musical references I can relate to. The style of writing is modern with several stream of consciousness passages (I may have my terms wrong--it's been many years since I was in an English Lit. class!) which was refreshing to read. And quick! I am so used to reading uber-long novels, that anything under three hundred pages) feels short to me now.
I am a day late...but please zip on over to Some of a Kind to see what the other ladies of Turn the Page ... Tuesday have been reading!