I did finally make up my mind.

July 6, 2012 @ 7:11 pm | Filed under: Books

What I’m reading: Colman by Monica Furlong. Sequel to Wise Child. Picks up right where that one left off. (Juniper was written in between, but takes place before the events of Wise Child.) Enjoying it so far, though I miss the wonderful white house with its herb garden and uncanny cats. Not as much as Juniper does, I daresay. As always, Furlong’s imagery is vivid and compelling: the tor and the hazel tree, the Cave of the Mermaids, the blackened walls of the conquered palace, the weary fields.

What are you reading right now? (All the better to torment myself with when it comes time to choose the next book.)


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  1. Oooh. What a mysterious cover!!

  2. By the wonderful Dillons, of course. :)

  3. I am working, so I ought not be reading at all, as the leakage is sometimes a problem. But I just got For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund, which is a YA sci-fi adaptation of Persuasion – you can probably imagine how irresistable this is!!

  4. That was published posthumously, wasn’t it? I remember not liking it quite as much (well, I really loved Juniper and Wise Child) because it felt ‘unfinished’ to me, though I may be recalling that feeling incorrectly … Perhaps I’ll pick it up again! Surely my own tbr pile can afford space for one more book :-)

  5. Yes, it was published the year after she died. Lovely foreword by Karen Cushman, written a few months after Monica’s death. I’ve heard from a few other friends who didn’t love Colman as much as the other two (as you said, the bar was set high by those two books). I’ll be interested to see how it resolves…

  6. I am reading Wild Child RIGHT NOW it finally arrived this morning! Its taking me a little while to get into the right gear if you know what I mean but I’m certainly absorbed

  7. I just finished reading Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder, a fantasy. Avry, the heroine, is a healer who absorbs wounds and diseases into herself. “Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Fifteen Realms, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.” A strong, bold young heroine, magic, adventure and a little romance; a perfectly fun summer read!

    Now, I’m starting The Help. I think there are about 10 more books on my summer shelf. Bliss! : )) I’m going to have to add Juniper and Coleman to the shelf, however.

  8. I just picked up Colman today and am about halfway through. I got the trilogy from the library after your first post about Wise Child and have raced through them. I finished Juniper in the middle of nap time and immediately dove into Colman. As soon as Colman is over– likely to be all too soon– I will begin Beauty in the Word by Stratford Caldecott. And I think I have Wolf Hall waiting for me to pick it up from the library.

  9. Amusingly, I haven’t progressed any deeper into Colman. When it got too dark to read that evening, I switched to Bringing Up Bebe on Kindle. And got wrapped up in it all weekend long. :)