I love reading and getting lost in a good book. Here are some books I read over and over:
The story of two Londons. "London above" is the London we know. "London below" is a magical realm that exists alongside it. Richard Mayhew stumbles across London below after he rescues a girl and tries to help her escape some hired assassins. Having looked carefully, London below eludes me. Which is totally unfair.
Fanny Price is sent to live with her richer cousins, the Bertrams. Although she grows up alongside them, it is always made clear that she is the poor relation. But whilst the Bertrams have money, Fanny has good character. I love visiting Jane Austin's world every so often. I usually follow it up with Murder at Mansfield Park by Lynn Shepherd.
Chrestomancis are powerful enchanters with nine lives. Their job is to keep magic in the various worlds balanced. Calling out "Chrestomanci" makes the current one to appear, whether he wants to or not, anywhere in his own world. (Sadly, not this one. Of course I tried!). Once called, the Chrestomanci attempts to solve any urgent magical problem. This is my favourite book series and I read them all at least once a year. Reading them as an adult is different to reading them as a child as you notice little touches and life lessons that Wynne-Jones popped in. I'm so grateful to Jean, the children's librarian, who made me borrow "Charmed Life". I never looked back.
What books do you re-read every so often?
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[Disclosure. All books bought by me. I love books]