I’m one of those writers who’s a terrible reader. Actually, let me rephrase that. I read a hell of a lot, but it’s just that I tend to gravitate more towards non-fiction (you’ll probably know by now that I’m a massive history nerd/know-it-all – and that’s an understatement), I readreference books that’ll help with whatever I happen to be writing about. But, fiction? It’s gotta be good to grab my attention and pull me away from thinking about my own book, my own worlds and characters (I should be writing! I need to keep writing!).
I’d been wanting to read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children for a while, but when I saw that the film was coming out I decided that I needed to get a wiggle on and so I picked it up (in Costco of all places!). I was expecting a children’s book about children with remarkable abilities (in the same vein as Harry Potter etc.), but I wasn’t expecting it to captivate me in the way that it did. Tim Burton is directing the film – which is completely unsurprising as the book is just his sort of measure of weird and wonderful. 🙂