Recently, I finished reading The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. It is a story about a boy named Milo, a dog named Tock and a bug named Humbug and their adventure in restoring Rhyme and Reason in a magical new world that Milo happened upon via a tollbooth.
I really enjoyed reading this book and it has become one of my favorites. Not only did I enjoy reading it, but it was a lot of fun as well. There was a lot to make me think and reflect about my own life and a lot of lessons, too. It reminded me a lot of Dr. Seuss books. I’d definitely recommend this book.
In July, I read six books to my surprise. Most of them were short, easy reads and it helped that I liked all of them.
- Carrie by Stephen King
- The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson
- Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
- Fearless 3: Run by Francine Pascal.
This past weekend, I went to Santa Barbara, CA. We had a great time and the weather was nice. I bought a few books from a couple of used book stores. The first one we went to is called The Book Den. I bought One Thousand and One Nights by Hanan al-Shaykh, Bright Shadow by Avi and The Green Mile (Part 4) by Stephen King. I realized later that The Green Mile is part 4 of a 6 part series. I might buy the other parts online.
The other books I actually bought from $5 or Less Bookstore in Simi Valley. I bought A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and Molly’s Story Collection (American Girl).
I’m very excited to read them. What books did you buy or get recently?
I decided to pretend I was tagged in a book tag that’s popular among Booktubers and instead write a post on it instead. The Name Game is a tag where you pick books starting with the letter of your name. I’m going to pick from books I’ve read.
N – Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
O – Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
R – Rilla of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery
A – Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
There you go! I tag anyone who wants to do this!