- Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery
- Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
None! But I do have a couple in my cart…
- Anne of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
Reading Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee, Essays, the Second Series by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King, Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery, O, What a Luxury by Garrison Keillor
It looks like I have a madness for Montgomery and at present I kind of do. It happens every time that I get close to finishing a series. I can see the end and I pursue it relentlessly. Though, this morning I could not bring myself to listen to Rainbow Valley. I needed a little bit of a break so I listened to a local morning show that was like the exact opposite of an Anne book. The exact opposite. Ha ha ha.
I finished Anne of Ingleside Saturday morning and I’m kind of surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I expected it to be the worst Anne book because I had such a hard time tracking it down on audio. I couldn’t get it through three different library services and had to use Audible. But it was such a good book! It was full of gossip and children being children and Anne being human.
I’ve come to the conclusion that the Anne books shouldn’t be read until you are older. If I had attempted this series sooner, I think that I would have been bored out of my gourd. But as an adult who loves classics and women writers and quiet stories, these are spot on. All of the funny courtship bits and the small town stories are great. Plus, I love hearing the funny things kids do and I can relate to middle aged Anne just as well as young Anne. I feel like kids would miss a lot of great stuff because it’s just beyond them still.
I’ve checked out the last two books in the series and should have it done by the end of the month. Then I’ll take another little break for Podcasts.
I’ve been feeling a real need to purchase books lately and last week I hopped onto Amazon and added The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Essays 2017 to my cart. When I get paid on Wednesday I fully intend to purchase them. I really like picking up these collections even though I haven’t been the best about short stories and essays lately. I meant to keep to my reading plan but shit happened. I guess it’s time to get back on it and catch up a bit. Like a broken record. lol.
I’m chipping away at a lot right now. This morning Hubby asked me why I’m lugging around two giant books and I looked at him innocently and said, “I’m reading both of these right now.” It’s true that it’s a bit much. The King and Lee books total over 1500 pages and I threw out my shoulder carrying them last week. Oh well. These are the pains of a book nerd. I’ve just barely started the King but I am 270 pages into the Wharton biography, and 49% into the Emerson (which is great bedtime reading because it knocks me out).
Not feeling great today. Hubby is sick and something is going around work. I have told myself that I am taking it easy and taking it easy is a great way to read. We’ll see if I actually do.