Another in my occasional series re-reading books from my childhood…
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
Review: I remember this book very fondly. It was one of the many Newberry award-winning books I read as a kid. Being written in 1922, some of the language is old-fashioned but I would say that it holds up exceedingly well. It is still well-written and an entertaining adventure. It’s hard for me to read the book without picturing Rex Harrison (from the 1967 film) as Dr. Dolittle but it doesn’t necessarily hinder my enjoyment of the story.
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Total Reading Time: 2.5 hours
Review: Ray Bradbury sure had a way with words. The Martian Chronicles is a masterful piece of storytelling. Each standalone short story weaves a piece of a larger tale. The themes and imagery have held up quite well over the years making this a timeless classic.