Thursday, May 13, 2010

Been in a Funk Lately

Pin It Now! A Cornelia Funke!

I have devoured several of her books over the past few months. (She writes the kind I so adore--fantasy)

Dragon Rider was my first taste of her style. Yes, dragon in the title is what drew me in, and I found the book meeting all of my deepest, dragonest expectations! It would make a great, family read-aloud or a summer read for kids ages 8 and up. (It's perfectly clean.)

Next, I moved on to Inkheart and The Thief Lord simultaneously . . . Inkheart for me and The Thief Lord as our home school read-aloud.

Glad I didn't turn The Thief Lord over to my oldest before reading it first, as there was some language (which I just skipped over while reading out loud), and some concepts, such as lying and stealing for instance. I just feel that the issues presented in the book are better discussed with a parent. GREAT story, though, with an unexpected turn towards the end. I had no idea it was made into a movie in 2005, so we are anxiously awaiting its arrival in the mail via Netflix.

Inkheart was riveting, but I was disappointed with some of the language. Not a lot. And not at all the really offensive kind, but the "d" word was just used more than I cared to read. I just really don't like swearing. Unfortunately, I am sure my distaste for it comes from the fact that it was a weakness for me at one time. Now, most of the time those words just stay in my head, thank goodness! Sorry, but incessant cursing blesses no one.

I sort of feel like a hypocrite here because I became so engrossed in the story that I did in fact read the sequels, Inkspell and Inkdeath. LOVED this series immensely! Great books and for the most part clean--just that darn "d" word appearing every now and then! Haven't seen the movie, Inkheart, yet. Hope it doesn't disappoint. It kinda looks cheesy.

Shiloh liked Princess Pigsty by Cornelia Funke, and I just picked up Igraine the Brave. I don't know why, but for some reason I like to read all I can by one particular author at a time. Are you like that? Have you been in any sort of book funk?

1 comment:

The Lenzers said...

haven't read those, will have to give them a look. sorry your in a funk. i can certainly relate to that!


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