Fantasy · Ida's English Reading Corner

‘Hollow City’ by Ransom Riggs (2014)

“There was romance in the unknown, but once a place had been discovered and cataloged and mapped, it was diminished, just another dusty fact in a book, sapped of mystery. So maybe it was better to leave a few spots on the map blank. To let the world keep a little of its magic, rather… Continue reading ‘Hollow City’ by Ransom Riggs (2014)

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‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ by Ransom Riggs (2011)

“I don’t mean to be rude,” I said, “but what are you people?” “We’re peculiar,” he replied, sounding a bit puzzled. “Aren’t you?” “I don’t know. I don’t think so.” “That’s a shame.” – p. 142 ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ is the first book to commence the trilogy ‘Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children’. This… Continue reading ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ by Ransom Riggs (2011)

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‘The Moment Collector’ by Jodi Lynn Anderson (2014)

Because the yard of this house is a graveyard of moments, and everything left behind is a reminder: sandpaper, a bracelet, a love note, some letters, a match, a movie ticket stub, a postcard. All of Door County is a burial ground. All of the world. And I am here to dig. The story begins… Continue reading ‘The Moment Collector’ by Jodi Lynn Anderson (2014)

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‘Tiger Lily’ by Jodi Lynn Anderson (2012)

Sometimes I think that maybe we are just stories. Like we may as well just be words on a page, because we’re only what we’ve done and what we are going to do. I know I’m only a faerie, a tiny speck in the world, but then I look at the things I’ve seen and… Continue reading ‘Tiger Lily’ by Jodi Lynn Anderson (2012)