Peculiar Children–On My Nightstand

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs was just recommended to me by my sister, Gayle.  It is the story of a boy who embarks on an adventure following photographs left by his murdered grandfather. The photos lead him to a remote island off the coast of Wales  where Miss Peregrine’s orphanage is in tatters.   As the boy explores the hallways and bedrooms of the orphanage, he realizes that the children were not just peculiar, they may have been dangerous!   The plot thickens…   While I am just pages into this novel, I am intrigued by the mix of vintage photography and fiction.

A sequel, The Hollow City-with more vintage photography and more mystery is set for publication in January 2014.

Reading, Vintage Camera, Photography

Reading, Vintage Camera, Photography

Has anyone else read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children?  What’s on your nightstand right now?

12 thoughts on “Peculiar Children–On My Nightstand

  1. I’ve just read The Story of Beautiful Girl, a novel by Rachel Simon. The obstacles faced and overcome over a forty-year period by a young woman with a developmental disability, her child, an African American deaf man, and a widowed and retired school teacher leave the reader with a sense of hope for mankind.

  2. I’m reading “Very Valentine” by Adriana Trigiani. I discovered her stories about 4 months ago and have devoured them! She wrote the Big Stone Gap triology and has 2 more books to follow Very Valentine. Roxanna

    • Roxanna, is The Shoemaker’s Wife typical of Trigiani’s writing? It’s the only book of hers that I’ve read, and it was okay, but it didn’t blow me away. The problem could be with the reader 🙂 as I’m a pretty picky person. Thanks.

  3. I just read “The Namesake”– well written and interesting viewpoint to gain an appreciation of cultural diversity.
    The one you are reading sounds fascinating – I will look for it.

    • Rachel Simon also wrote Riding the Bus with My Sister, a memoir that my library has obtained for me. I’m anxious to get it. The dustcover says it was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. I’ve just begun reading Lorna Landvik’s Oh My Stars, and based on what I’ve read so far. I’m going to want to read more of her books. I’m listening to Nightwoods by Charles Frazier on CD in my car. The story is so compelling that I’m tempted to drive on past my destination just so I can continue listening to it. The reader Will Patton does an excellent job of changing voices to suit the characters.

  4. I like to listen to audiobooks while I quilt- I find it really relaxes me, helps me get in the “zone” and not be too judgmental of my work. I also find it helps me quilt longer as my attention span gets captivated by the story- the last one I listened to was Tis by Frank McCourt- the unabridged version read by McCourt himself. It was a great story and I got lots done while listening to the 20+ hrs of the book!

  5. I’m reading Destiny of the Republic by Candace Millard, which recounts the assassination of James Garfield. I knew very little about him and I’m fascinated to discover what a remarkable man he was. I’m listening to A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon while working in my sewing room. I usually have a couple books going at once.

  6. My book group is reading the Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexi. I’ve just started so can’t say much yet. Have not read “Ms. Peregrine’s Home for …”. Fun post – I enjoyed the comments and seeing what other’s are reading 🙂

  7. I’m reading an historic novel called Whistle Stop by Maritta M. Wolff and published in 1943. The story follows a family in a town near Detroit. I picked the book up at a flea market for $1.00.

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  9. I just saw this post a few weeks ago and decided to rent this book!! I loved it so much and was hooked from the beginning! The ending was so abrupt and I wanted to keep reading!! I can’t wait for the next book to come out next week!! Thanks for the recommendation!! 🙂

    • Glad you liked the book, Sarah. I loved the idea of the book–a photo inspired story, and I recommended it before I finished it…It was kind of weird. I will probably read the next one, will you?

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