My books came yesterday!! So exciting! I forgot to mention that I had ordered another book the day after I ordered the Dean Koontz and Stephen King books. My best friend started to read a book that she thought I would like, too. Her thought was she would wait for me to get the book and then we could both be reading it. Since we talk every day, pretty much, we could then talk to each other about the book, sort of like our own little book club. The name of the book is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I read three chapters of it last night and, so far, I think I am going to enjoy the book.
Jacob, the main character, has a very close relationship with his grandfather. His grandfather tells him stories of the monsters he fought and killed as a boy, a mysterious island with a home for children that his Jewish parents sent him off to during the war, and the special abilities some of the children had, such as levitating, super-human strength, invisibility, etc. Jacob is awed and thrilled, and a bit scared, by the stories that his grandfather tells him, but as Jacob gets older, he begins to doubt the reality of the stories, eventually no longer believing them. When his grandfather dies unexpectedly, Jacob sees something that sends him searching for his grandfather’s reality.
That’s as far as I’ve gotten and I’m hooked. One of the things that is helping to really suck me into the story is that the author, Ransom Riggs, has placed photos in the story at the right points. You see, the grandfather has some photos of a few of the children from the home and these photos show each child and their ability. It really adds to the tale, I think. Plus, I could look at old photos for hours, my mind making up stories for each one. A suspenseful story with old photos – a winning combination for me.
Well, I have to drive up north today, so I had better to moving.
Ha! I just had a deer walk past our fence! It’s the first one I’ve seen walk through here in the two years we have been living here. The dogs are outside and I think this is the first deer they have ever seen. They, of course, barked at it, sending it trotting off. Since the direction it headed is completely fenced in, we got to see it clear the fence with seemingly no effort at all. The fence is around 5 feet high. What a fun little gift to get to see this morning.
Have a great day, Everyone!!!