I greatly enjoyed Flame-Colored Taffeta by Rosemary Sutcliff. My only complaint was that I wish there had been more of it, but it was probably just the right length for a children's book. I enjoyed the author's writing so much, though, that I've ordered three more of her titles. I'm looking forward to sharing them with you when I read them!
Now back to an "old read". With the first installment of the final Harry Potter movie coming up this fall, I've decided it's time to re-read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling, to refresh my memory a bit before the movie. I suspect that most of you are already familiar with the story, but just in case some of you accidentally missed it, here's the back cover blurb. (Hmm, okay, so my copy doesn't appear to have a back cover or dust jacket blurb. So here's a description from Goodreads.)
The heart of Book 7 is a hero's mission--not just in Harry's quest for the Horcruxes, but in his journey from boy to man--and Harry faces more danger than that found in all six books combined, from the direct threat of the Death Eaters and you-know-who, to the subtle perils of losing faith in himself. Attentive readers would do well to remember Dumbledore's warning about making the choice between "what is right and what is easy," and know that Rowling applies the same difficult principle to the conclusion of her series. While fans will find the answers to hotly speculated questions about Dumbledore, Snape, and you-know-who, it is a testament to Rowling's skill as a storyteller that even the most astute and careful reader will be taken by surprise.
I will share a Tuesday Teaser from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on Tuesday.