I should amend my thoughts about The Stolen Child (see the last post) to say, it's not merely about the young self and an old self that exist side-by-side, but about changes of all kinds that we experience in life. One could equally read in it, the dream world and the thinking world, or the inner life and the outer life. It really is a wonderful story.
I should also thank Mary of Mary's Library for recommending The Invention of Hugo Cabret. It is a wonderful young person's book - a combination of a traditional text and graphic novel. It's full of imagination, adventure, and even some history and it's set in an old train station. A great book to read on a winter's night in a bed and breakfast in the old mining town of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.
Now we're home again. Yay! Time for #45 and I've three days left. Don't know if I'm going to make it.
41. Friends and Heroes - Olivia Manning
42. Nerve Damage - Peter Abrahams
43. The Stolen Child - Keith Donohue
44. The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick
45. Tell me Everything - Sarah Salway
46. Experiment in Love - Hillary Mantel
47. The Last Town on Earth - Thomas Mullen
48. Lisrael - Garth Nix
49. Abhorsen - Garth Nix
50. Musicophilia - Oliver Sacks