It occurred to me recently that I have read so many books this year, I could start including a book review portion for you. I do get asked a lot for book recommendations, so I'm going to start sharing some here. Today, I'm going to tell you about a fantastic series I discovered by accident.
I was at one of our local library's Spectacular Book Sales and it was the last two days, where everything you can fit in a paper grocery bag is yours for $2. Talk about an awesome sale! At that price, even if something just looks slightly interesting, it's worth it! And if you don't like it - just donate it back to the library for their next sale. But I digress. I found Dealing with Dragons on the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Table, and since I love dragon books, put it in my bag.
You can see my basic review in there, but it really is fantastic. Princess Cimorene wants to learn magic, cooking, Latin, fencing, and the like, but her parents consider them improper subjects for a princess to study. When Cimorene learns that her parents plan to marry her off to a boring prince, she runs away to become a dragon's princess. There, she has to battle a plot against the King of the Dragons.
This one was so good, I immediately got the other three out of the library.
Cimorene's adventures continue in the second two, but the fourth is more about her son. I highly recommend them all. They're intended for grades 4-8, but of course anyone over that age will enjoy them, too. They are very clever and enthralling.
Love and Literature.
P.S. I'll be picking random books I've read this summer for book reviews every Tuesday, but if you have a particular request, please let me know!