Thursday, September 17, 2009

BBAW: Book From Another Blog

I'm loving Book Blogger Appreciation Week! Today's writing topic is this --

Today we encourage you to blog about a book you read only because you discovered it on another book blog. Preferably, this will be a book you loved! You might also write a bit about the blog you discovered it on!

I am actually reading an entire series of children's books that I had never heard of before I read about them on book blogs ... the Green Knowe series by L.M. Boston. There are six books, written in the 1950s and 1960s, and I am going to start the last one soon. They are all very different but good in their own ways. The first is definitely the best though.

Eva at A Striped Armchair checked out the fourth, fifth and sixth books in February and read them for the first time in March.

Jenny of Shelf Love wrote about the first book, The Children of Green Knowe, in April.

I will be blogging about the entire series when I finish it but the first book was one of those ones that I wished I had known about when I was a kid. I would have loved it! It's a ghost story with no scare to it. I loved books like that and always hoped to have my own benevolent ghost in the house but I guess they rarely show up in 1970s apartments.

Back to the Knowe,


  1. Can't wait to hear about this ghost story with no scare to it!!!

  2. I read this as a child and, dare I say it, had completely forgotten about it but your post has brought it all flooding back to me! I am absolutely going to read this again. Wonderful! I wanted to live in Green Knowe. I only ever read the first one so I have just added 6 more books to my to be read pile!

  3. Yay! I'm glad you're enjoying them! :D I totally wanted to be Tolly!!!

  4. Jenners - I'm hoping to have the reviews up in a week or two.

    Bloomsbury - I wish I had read these as a child! I would have loved them and read them over and over. So glad to jog your memory on these!

    Eva - I know! Wasn't Tolly so lucky? I wish he had been in all the books. I'm really interested in this sixth one though -- set in the past. I think it will be fun.

  5. I have never heard of these books. But they sound great. I love ghost stories!

  6. I wish Tolly was in all the books too! I wonder why she decided to rotate characters instead.