Another book easy to read but fraught with many-layered food for thought...The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. As with most of the rest of the world, this one touched my heart. Enjoyed it very much, even if it does give us reason to be uneasy around local history buffs!
With a birthday early next week, the nearly seventeen-year-old at my house is teetering on Bod's threshhold, though, so it also brought its own bit of melancholy. Our family spirits haven't been much in evidence since he was five or so - I often wonder if they'll be back when there's another in the house of the right age and willing to listen?
"Second to the right, and straight on till morning...",