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

My Family and Other Animals; Birds, Beasts and Relatives; and The Garden of the Gods by Gerald Durrell

I’d read My Family and Other Animals but by the time I watched the show The Durrells, I didn’t remember much of the details of the stories, so I decided I wanted to reread it as well as the next two: Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. I’d read that the show was… Continue reading My Family and Other Animals; Birds, Beasts and Relatives; and The Garden of the Gods by Gerald Durrell

What I Read May 2021

A classic heavy month. I didn’t read many books, but most of the ones I read or at least finished this month were classics. Villette by Charlotte Brontë. I finished this this month. I enjoyed rereading this in a readalong well enough. But the self-indulgently emotionally tumultousness in this style of Romanticism (or maybe just… Continue reading What I Read May 2021

My Favorite Narnia Books

I’m trying to go through my drafts again, especially since I’m seemingly devoid of many opinions or post ideas that aren’t complaining at the moment. This should have been finished last fall closer to when I finished rereading the last Narnia book. I left a comment on a post somewhere that I thought would make… Continue reading My Favorite Narnia Books

Inklings Link Up January 2021: “Harry – yer a wizard”

I’m linking up here and the prompt is “New Beginnings.” So, I’m in the middle of reading Harry Potter, and I am really feeling that suddenly waking up to find out that one is a wizard and then getting whisked off to a magical world out of mundane, tedious (and in Harry’s case horrible) reality… Continue reading Inklings Link Up January 2021: “Harry – yer a wizard”

Narnia Tag

Narnia is so Christmassy, my sisters I think have made watching Narnia during Christmas a tradition. I saw Katie do this tag, (origin of tag here) and I decided to consider myself tagged as I do whenever I like a tag. Rating My Narnia Fanatic Level 1. Nostalgic Fanatic — you read the book and/or… Continue reading Narnia Tag

Quad not Trio: Ginny Weasley Should Been Part of the Inner Harry Potter Circle

One thing that really bugs me about the later Harry Potter books is how the trio doesn’t become the quad. That Ginny is unnaturally excluded or pushed to the side with people more naturally not part of the best-friends group. At the beginning it is completely understandable that Ginny isn’t part of “the” group. Towards… Continue reading Quad not Trio: Ginny Weasley Should Been Part of the Inner Harry Potter Circle

Top Ten Tuesday Freebie: Some Favorite Childhood Illustrated Books

I’m linking up with Top Ten Tuesday. I had this in my drafts as a spin-off of an earlier TTT childhood favorites, I think I went more middle-grade/preteen on that first one. In no particular order. A lot of these were from the Five and a Row Series based on the Charlotte Mason method of… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday Freebie: Some Favorite Childhood Illustrated Books

Jane Austen’s Leading Men or Heroes Ranked (Tentatively)

Thinking about this after Katie’s comment on this post. But I’m due for rereads, so I may have to revisit this post. I know my top two. Also, movie portrayals matter, I watched many of the movies before reading and have watched the films many times sense. I think with many of the characters, the… Continue reading Jane Austen’s Leading Men or Heroes Ranked (Tentatively)