I realize it's been awhile since I've posted anything about what I've read. I'm really trying to keep the t.v. off during the day and there's not much else I can do when we are both downstairs together. She's in that stage where she moves really fast and still likes to put everything in her mouth, so I don't dare try to sew or clean when she's awake and at play! Not much left to do except read. But that's not a bad thing!
I finished Emma by Jane Austen. This book was the easiest to read of Jane Austen's work for me (so far). Since I knew the movie so well it probably helped me to keep the characters straight, which, you know, is kind of important when you read. Overall, I really did enjoy this book. I liked the characters and I understood what was going on. I have never read Pride and Prejudice (gasp), so I'm reading that now. I'm finding that it is also easier to read and understand. I don't know if it's because I know the story so well or am getting used to Austen's style.
I also read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Super easy read. I didn't think the story was very well developed but it was certainly enjoyable. I guess that's it on that one.
My favorite recently has been Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. Wow, that is a beautiful book to read! If there are any animal lovers (especially horse lovers) out there, you MUST read this book. It's told from the horse's perspective. A reoccurring theme (for the humans) was to stand up to injustice. Stand up for those who don't have a voice. Much easier said than done, I know. Besides that, it emphasized how kindness and gentleness were the best ways to treat horses. I've never trained horses, but I can imagine that is very true and extends to other animals. I was so afraid it would have a bad ending, but it doesn't. Thank goodness. Anyway, it's a fabulous, easy read.
That's it so far!
13 hours ago