What I Read: August 2021

I read a lot, but not necessarily well, I wasn’t thrilled with a lot of my fiction, however, I think it again helped me to think about my fiction. And the two non-fiction books I read were EXCELLENT! Nonfiction Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You… Continue reading What I Read: August 2021

What I Read July

I didn’t do a jot from my July reading goals, although I thought I’d be finishing Far from the Madding Crowd. Yeah, no, Hardy is not for me. This was a 2nd try after years of growing up. Nope, CANNOT stand that sort of thing. Everyone makes very obvious terrible choices or is a terrible person and… Continue reading What I Read July

What I Read: April and May 2019

Children’s Lit Continuing on from earlier this year in children’s lighter classics that I didn’t read as a child. Knight’s Castle by Edward Eager. I read Half-Magic ages ago but forgot everything about it. This is fun, I’m reading more of the series, but it’s not the most thrilling middle-grade lit for adults. All-of-a-Kind Family, All-Of-A-Kind… Continue reading What I Read: April and May 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books of the Last 10 Years

I thought this was really creative/fun/easy topic. I don’t pay too much attention to specific publication dates, more to decades/centuries/eras, so I was curious to see what would come up for me. I exported my Goodreads library and cutting down out extra columns, I managed to look at the years 2018-2009 on publication dates for… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books of the Last 10 Years

2016 Anne of Green Gables Challenge: Rilla of Ingleside

Here is the last post for the Anne of Green Gables reading challenge: Rilla of Ingleside. The questions are here. What do you think of Rilla? Is she like her parents? How is she different?Rilla is much more selfish and shallow than both of her parents. She does grow considerably though I still don’t find her… Continue reading 2016 Anne of Green Gables Challenge: Rilla of Ingleside

2016 Anne of Green Gables Reading Challenge: Rainbow Valley

I am behind on these. Here is the link to the questions. This book was totally centered around the Blythe small fry and their friends. Reading about their adventures in Rainbow Valley made me think of Anne’s days with the the Echo Lodge crew in Anne of Avonlea. It also made me think of Camp… Continue reading 2016 Anne of Green Gables Reading Challenge: Rainbow Valley

Anne of Green Gables Reading Challenge: Anne of Ingleside

I finished Anne of Ingleside long ago, and it is possibly my least favorite of the series, certainly it is the least memorable. I had to refresh my memory a bit. Montgomery has some precious episodes in this book about the Blythe children. Do you have a favorite of the Ingleside munchkins? What was your… Continue reading Anne of Green Gables Reading Challenge: Anne of Ingleside

Anne of Green Gables Reading Challenge 2016: Anne’s House of Dreams Answers

Anne’s House of Dreams is one of my least favorite Anne books. It contains considerably too much Leslie. As much as I enjoy L.M. Montgomery books, she has a rather glaring failing: she simply doesn’t know how to fully develop most of her heroes. Gilbert is still in the background. Also, this book is more confined… Continue reading Anne of Green Gables Reading Challenge 2016: Anne’s House of Dreams Answers