With my MLIS degree complete and my first part-time real librarian position in high gear I find that my pleasure reading has gotten back on track. I figured now would be the time to get back to blogging. Let's hope I can keep on top of my books.
So with my trusty Pomeranian dog "Spike" stiill by my side I will continue the challenge to read 1001 books.
This tale of Gen the thief reads like the best of the Greek journey tales. Gen is taken out of prison by Magus with the promise that if he is able to obtain a great jewel for Magus' queen he will never see prison again. Gen's journey is interspersed with mythological tales which 'feel' like the real thing (although the author is very adamant that both the Greece-like setting and the myths are all from her own imagination). This Newbery Honor Book, although written for pre-teen to YA can easily jump the barrier to be enjoyed by adults.
This is one of the books I obtained at my volunteer's breakfast. I do not read much fantasy, but was enchanted by the author's wit and sense of humor that I had to get the first three stories. I look forward to reading the further adventures of Gen in the future.