Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Road Trip Wednesday

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered.

This week's topic: What is the best book you read in January?

Because I went back to school in January, my fictional book consumption decreased dramatically so I could spend my time reading things like The Political History of the USA. However, I have found that short stories, folk tales and myths are just the right length to read before bed.

I think the only book I read in January, that was not assigned to me, was:

Celtic Myths and Legends by Peter Berresford Ellis.

This book contains wonderful stories of the sort that you find in Juliet Marillier's books. They are full of magic and mist and ancient warriors and princesses. Everything the heart could desire. I love them.

What was the best book you read in January?


  1. Now that's my type of book! I have to hunt that down. Celtic myths and legends always make for excellent story ideas!

  2. My background is almost entirely Celtic, so I love Celtic myths and legends :-) Great choice!

  3. Oooh, I love reading myths! They're like ancient magical realism. I took a course on mythology and folklore way back when I was in college, and it's so incredible how many cultures' myths intersect in strangely coincidental ways.

  4. This sounds interesting! I love myths and legends and history ;)

  5. In January I finished Dostoevsky's The Idiot. That was not only the best book I read that month, it was also the best book I had read in quite some time.