AS I AM NOW CO-HOSTING EXPLORING MY BOOKS WITH ADDLEPATES AND BOOK NERDS, OUR TOPIC THIS WEEK IS
With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday, this is the perfect opportunity to share my favorite book dad from my shelves! This prestigious honor goes to Mortimer “Mo” Folchart from the Inkworld trilogy by Cornelia Funke. He is a very important character throughout the entire series. This series starts with Inkheart, then continues with Inkspell, and finally concluded with Inkdeath. (The first book links to its Goodreads page, the other two link to my reviews of them). In the series Mo is a bookbinder, or book doctor, and with his magic reading voice he opens up a world of intrigue. I read Inkheart when I was in high school and enjoyed it. I then continued to buy the rest of the trilogy but didn’t not get to them until last year. It is a great series for junior high level. In 2008 Inkheart was made into a movie with the gorgeous Brendan Fraser playing Mo.
Inkheart BY Cornelia Funke
“Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can “read” fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.
Characters from books literally leap off the page in this engrossing fantasy. Meggie has had her father to herself since her mother went away when she was young. Mo taught her to read when she was five, and the two share a mutual love of books. He can “read” characters out of books. When she was three, he read aloud from a book called Inkheart and released characters into the real world. At the same time, Meggie’s mother disappeared into the story. This “story within a story” will delight not just fantasy fans, but all readers who like an exciting plot with larger-than-life characters. “
Who is your book dad?
To participate in the Exploring Your Bookshelf meme hosted by Addlepates and Bookworms and myself, here’s what you do:
- Post a picture of your bookshelf (preferably literal, but e-shelves work too).
- We’ll give you something about your shelf to write about. It might be your favourite cover, your favourite author, your book you most recently bought etc.
- Then give us the blurb and the cover of the book (and what you thought of it if you’ve read it)
- And finally, come back to one of our posts and send us a link! We promise to check out all of your posts!