What is Kim Thompson Currently Reading?

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What is Kim Thompson Currently Reading?

Posted on July 12 by Kim Thompson
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I have stacks of books around the house at any given time, and read them according to what's imminently due back at the library.

Currently:

How Music Works, by David Byrne - as big as a textbook, but fascinating. It's so dense it has taken me a while to get through it, but I mean dense in a good way...  it's the kind of book you keep setting down to think about what you've just read. Both wide-ranging and personal, and fascinating even if you aren't a massive Talking Heads fan like me.

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire - bedtime reading with my daughter, a favourite from my own childhood. The illustrations are so entrancing that every page I turn takes me back to my elementary school library, from which I took this book out countless times.

The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien - I am rereading this to compare to the movie. I'm always interested to see what has been altered, left out or added when a book is turned into a movie. I first read "The Hobbit" so long ago I am keen to see if it is still as fascinating as I remember. So far so good! (I'm also reading it to see if it's at a good level to read to my six-year-old right about now.)

The Little White Horse, by Elizabeth Goudge - the next book on my list of classic children's literature. What started out as a simple search for books for my daughter has turned into an absorbing obsession as I read all the old gems I missed when I was young. Having a background in history, I love placing these books in their historical context. They allow a glimpse into the changing attitudes that adults have had toward children over the years, and the changing intent behind writing for them. I've only just opened this one but I must rush through because it is due at the library soon!

 

 

Kim Thompson is a filmmaker and television writer who has written scripts for many well-known children’s cartoons. Eldritch Manor is her first novel. She lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.

Kim Thompson

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Kim Thompson

Kim Thompson is a filmmaker and television writer who has written scripts for many well-known children’s cartoons. She lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.