As part of Cornelia Funke's blog tour for Reckless: The Golden Yarn, I'm pleased to welcome the author herself onto the blog to tell us about the last five books she read.
Michael Pollan THE BOTANY OF DESIRE
My breakfast read for many mornings, as delicious as very good coffee, educating, enlightening…no plant will ever look the same
Michael Pollan A PLACE OF MY OWN
Another vastly enjoyable Michael Pollan. Brilliant reflections on the difference between European and American architecture and our need for shelter
ART OF ARMOUR Samurai Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection
The exhibit this catalogue portraits changed and enrichened my perception of the Japanese Samurai. The book goes even deeper and was a brilliant source of research for my fourth Reckless Book which is set in Japan.
Warner Shedd OWLS AREN’T WISE AND BATS AREN’T BLIND
No they aren’tJ I felt always like returning from a hike in the wild when I had finished a chapter. They all prove how estranged we are from our furry and feathered fellow creatures- and how endlessly fascinating they are.
Antony Alpers MAORI MYTHS & TRIBAL LEGENDS
I have rarely read more powerful myths than these – and I read quite a few.
Reckless: The Golden Yarn by Cornelia Funke
Published by Pushkin Press
Jacob Reckless continues to travel the portal in his father's abandoned study. His name has continued to be famous on the other side of the mirror, as a finder of enchanted items and buried secrets. His family and friends, from his brother, Will to the shape-shifting vixen, Fox, are on a collision course as the two worlds become connected. Who is driving these two worlds together and why is he always a step ahead?
This new force isn’t limiting its influence to just Jacob’s efforts – it has broadened the horizon within MirrorWorld. Jacob, Will and Fox travel east and into the Russian folklore, to the land of the Baba Yaga, pursued by a new type of being that knows our world all to well.
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