Book Week

Book Week

The 94th Festive Book Week was organized both in Budapest and in the countryside. This year, it was an even bigger event than last year on Vörösmarty Square and the Danube Promenade.

I received books for review from Maxim Kiadó and 21. Század Kiadó, many thanks to them! The first volume of Santy and Tallulah series by Molly Brooks was published by Maxim Kiadó, in which we followed the daily lives of two girls on a small, remote space station. The special feature of the comic book is that its illustrations consist only of blue and red colors. The second volume of the series will be published in Hungarian this year (a total of 3 volumes have been published in English so far). So far, 8 volumes have been published in the 21. Század Kiadó Hemingway oeuvre series, including such works as The Old Man and the Sea and In Our Time, which book of short stories laid the foundation for the author’s later career.

I bought a book jacket and a line marking magnetic bookmark at the Olvashop stand, and then I also visited my favorite bookstore, Bestsellers. I didn’t leave it empty-handed either, because I bought a very nice bookcase (ZUSKA Design), magnetic bookmarks (for my mom), a beautiful cloth-bound notebook and the first volume of Robin Stevens’ new series.

This time, the author of the Murder Most Unladylike series has started a series of middle grade novels set during the Second World War, in which our young protagonists uncover spies and solve murders. Katherine Rundell (Rooftoppers, The Good Thieves) wrote of Robin Stevens that she is the Agatha Christie for children.

I had a great time again this year and I can’t wait for the next large-scale book event, which will be the International Book Festival at the end of September.