I'm just back from a short vacation trip to northern Indiana and southern Michigan. I don't know about you, but I seldom read much on vacation. I spend time with family or friends, and enjoy talking with them, rather than reading. Now that I'm back, I'm reading several books. I bought a juvenile novel that is terrific so far. The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings is the first in a new series by Sarah Prineas. How could I resist a series about an apprentice librarian?
Here's the editorial summary.
"In this lively middle grade fantasy, the start to a new series, an apprentice librarian discovers the true hazards of his chosen profession when he steals his deceased master’s identity and takes up the position of royal librarian, despite his lacking age, experience, and proper qualifications. Even so, 15-year-old Alex is determined to prove his abilities, and to discover just why the libraries are kept under lock and key and his fellow librarians are all elderly, secretive, and dying mysteriously. When he learns that certain books are actually alive, malicious, and fatal to the unwary reader, he enlists the aid of his new queen, Kenneret, and her headstrong, dyslexic brother, Charleren, to stop this plague of murderous manuscripts before the kingdom falls to an unexpected threat. Alex and his new allies experience a delightful level of conflict and chemistry in a setting ripe for future exploration."
And, here's the bookstore where I bought it. It's Forever Books in St. Joseph, Michigan.
So, what are you reading this week? Let us know what you're reading or listening to, please.