Originally featured atShould Be Reading… WWW WEDNESDAYS is all about answering the following three questions:
What are you currently reading?
I’m still reading Innocence by Dean Koontz and I’m glad I waited a bit before continuing with this book. I’m loving the beautiful prose Koontz uses in this novel! I will probably finish this one before the weekend if I can find some reading time… I’ve also started The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell, a crime novel I needed for my Bookish Bingo challenge. I’ve had a bad experience with this author in the past, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed this one ends up to be better.
What did you recently finish reading?
I finished readingthe fourth book of theHarry Potterseries:The Goblet Of Fire last week, as well as The Witches by Roald Dahl. I guess it seems like I needed some light reading before continuing with Innocence! Both were rereads and belong to my favorite childhood reads… They are just magical!
What do you think you’ll read next?
Honestly? I don’t know. It will be a title that I can fit into the Bookish Bingo challenge, since I only have to fill in 7 more squares after finishing my current reads… Which is totally doable so I will try to actually complete this challenge. Which square and book to pick first though, I really can’t decide…
Title: James And The Giant Peach Author: Roald Dahl Genre: Children, Fantasy, Classics First published: 1961 Finished reading: January 8th 2014 Pages: 144
“My dear young fellow,’ the Old-Green-Grasshopper said gently, ‘there are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t started wondering about yet.”
Roald Dahl formed a big part of my reading childhood, and I must have read each of his books at least a dozen times when I was young. James And The Giant Peach maybe isn’t the most famous story (others like Charlie And The Chocolate Factory or Mathilda would come first on that list), but its story about adventures on a giant peach is endearing. I was feeling sentimental the other day and since I couldn’t remember the exact details of James And The Giant Peach I decided to read it again. The book doesn’t disappoint adults either; I was still sucked into the story with the help of Roald Dahl‘s imagination and writing skills. It is and also a great story to read out loud to children!
The story is about a boy James who lives with his two horrible aunts Sponge and Spiker after his parents died. He is feeling truly unhappy, until one day something ‘peculiar’ happened. A bag full of green magic things changed his life and that of his new friends: a bunch of bugs. They escape the aunts in a giant peach and together they travel and have a lot of fantastical adventures.
Who as a kid wouldn’t have liked to see the Cloud-men who make the weather, to watch a peach flying because of hundreds of seagulls attached to it, to visit the peach-pit house James lives in in Central Park? Recommended if you want to feel young again, even if it’s only for the duration of the book. And perfect to entertain children as well!