The upheavel of a move to Australia seems to have left me thoroughly happy, but mentally exhausted. As a consequence, I have given up struggling to read anything that even hints of effort. I am presently reading "The Chronicles of Chrestomanci", Volumes 1 and 2, by Diana Wynne Jones. I've only recently discovered Jones, (a student of both C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien) who is the very imaginative author of "Howl's Moving Castle" and many, many more.
The two books of the chronicles contain a total of four stories and are set (quoting the blurb on the back cover) "In the multiple parallel universe of the Twelve Related Worlds, only an enchanter with nine lives is powerful enough to control the rampant misuse of magic - and to hold the title Chrestomanci..."
The first book is such a thoroughly enjoyable read, I have ordered more.
God be with us all.