Continuing in the theme of talking about books, but not really reviewing them, I get a bit gushy about John Connolly’s Samuel Johnson series.
And have zero shame about the fact that these are middle grade books and I adore them. They’re my level, okay? They’re also funny, sweet, and full of friendship and loyalty and bad jokes and quite useless demons, all of which are things that make me terribly happy. They also sneak a little science in here and there, which only endears them to me further.
And a little update – there’s a third book! To my absolute delight I was contacted by a lovely woman who assists John Connolly, who told me that The Creeps is also available. She also said that I could contact them via the website and they’d send me a pin, but at that point I got a little embarrassed and decided that my love of middle grade did not extend to wearing pins. Although I’m kind of regretting it now, because it would have been pretty cool. But anyway – The Creeps is a lovely conclusion to the series, although The Gates remains my absolute favourite.
And now on with the video, in which I also have trouble with words, because I’m fairly certain they’re made for writing, not speaking.
What books have you come across that have been unexpected – books where writers are working outside of the genres they’re best known for? I know it doesn’t always work, but then you come across the most amazing gems like this. I’d love to hear what others you’ve found! And, as to the Samuel Johnson series – have you read them? Do you read kids’ books still? What are your favourites? Let me know below – and if you’d like to hear me stumble my way through more vids, tell me what you’d like to hear about!