For the past few days I have been suffering with a shocking cold which always makes me feel miserable. At times like this I just want easy, comfort reading. Quite often that means children’s books and this time it is pony books I have been craving.
Anyone who follows my pony adventures will know that I am a huge fan of pony books anyway but over the past two days I have read three pony books and don’t look like stopping anytime soon.
Firstly, I have been catching up with Olivia Tuffin’s A Pony Called Secret series. I adored the first book but it has taken me ages to get round to reading the others. I am almost up to date with them now and am enjoying them as much as ever. This is definitely one of my favourite modern series.
Sadly most of the more vintage pony authors I enjoy have gone out of print and often they are very expensive second hand. However, I came across three at our local market just before Christmas and I couldn’t resist them. I am very grateful for that weakness now! I had only read one Joanna Cannan book before and I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed her writing – I will definitely have to seek out more of her books in the future.
From past experience, my pony book obsession will last a few days – or possibly weeks – and I will then feel a desperate need to read something much more meaty. However, while it lasts I am revelling in it!