Monday, June 04, 2007

Mercy Maude!

The entling and I are wandering the wilds of Washington D.C. so I am not posting this week. I brought a few books with me but tried to keep the number down to lighten the load. We are finding that after a day of seeing the sights, we are completely knackered and a good book to read is a blessing.

The Misadventures of Maude March
I have to recommend two of the best gosh darned books I think I have read this year.

Maude March on the Run!Do run, sprint, hasten to your library, bookstore or online book seller and acquire The Misadventures of Maude March and Maude March on the Run by Audrey Couloumbis.

Hokey Smokes, Bullwinkle, do these books rock. They have so much action and humor that Couloumbis had me firmly glued to the pages. I could not stop reading.

I should describe the overflowing humor, the rich voices of the characters, the panoramic Wild West backdrop for the amazing events of the story, the historical accuracy of Couloumbis's research and the sense that this story could have really happened just the way she tells it.

But, I am tired, so I cannot. (We did the monuments today. I think I am broken.)

All I can say is summer reading should always be this great!

1 comment:

tanita✿davis said...

OOH! Maude March has a SEQUEL!?
MUST find this before the reading challenge this weekend. How VERY cool -- for me, these are so the flip side of the Little House series, where Girl Takes Life Into Own Hands. I LOVE them.