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Currently reading

The Blinding Knife
Brent Weeks
Logic: An Introduction to Elementary Logic
Wilfrid Hodges
First Steps In Music Theory
Eric Taylor
The AB Guide to Music Theory: Part I
Eric Taylor
Fast Ships, Black Sails
Garth Nix, Eric Flint, Dave Freer, Carrie Vaughn, Howard Waldrop, Michael Moorcock, Jeff VanderMeer, Brendan Connell, Kage Baker, Sarah Monette, Conrad Williams, Elizabeth Bear, Steve Aylett, Rhys Hughes, Jayme Lynn Blaschke, Rachel Swirsky, Kelly Barnhill, Scott Altmann,
British Sign Language
Paul Redfern, Nicholas Callow, Laraine Callow
Being a Quaker
Geoffrey Durham
Shadow Unit 2
Emma Bull, Elizabeth Bear, Amanda Downum, Sarah Monette, Kyle Cassidy

Not Ordinarily Borrowable

Not Ordinarily Borrowable - Thomas Thurman It's always difficult to review a book when you know the author will read it. Hence it being months and months til I got around to this. However, I really liked Not Ordinarily Borrowable, so I should have nothing to worry about, right?

Maria is a young student, who is working to become a doctor of Asnac - (an Asnac being a person who studies the way people lived a long time ago). Maria just needs to finish her thesis. But when she arrives at the library, she finds that all the books she wanted have been taken...

...by a dragon.

Maria sets off on a fabulous adventure in search of the dragon (and the books he stole), and along the way she finds a magical sword, a friend, and a recipe for cake.

Not Ordinarily Borrowable is the kind of book I wish I'd had access to in primary school. We had such a lousy selection in my school, I'd read the few good ones, and I wasn't allowed to bring in any of my Enid Blyton books from home. But this? This would have been perfect. And I imagine it would have pulled me into the fantasy genre much sooner, which can never be a bad thing.

I'd recommend this to children and young adults of any age. And I'm looking forward to more adventures with Maria in future.