Monday, July 21, 2008

Self-Ed 7/21/08

Shame on me if I don't update this!

Read this week:
The Vicar of Wakefield (in progress)
Anne of Avonlea (completed)
Anne of the Island (completed)

Comments: The Vicar of Wakefield is slow going right now. Not because I don't like it, but because I like the Anne series better. Anne of Avonlea was much better than I remember it being. There were a lot of plot points I didn't quite get before. The Mr./Mrs. Harrison bit was totally lost on me when I last read this, and I don't remember liking Miss Lavender so much as I did this time around. Oh, and I didn't remember that Gilbert Blythe featured so prominently in the book. I suppose I wasn't such a romantic the last time I read this. And, of course, as soon as I finished Anne of Avonlea, I coudn't read anything else until I had come to the end of Anne of the Island. I've never liked Anne of Windy Poplars much, so I expect I'll get further in The Vicar of Wakefield this next week.

Frankenstein (in progress)

Comments: My pace slowed down last week, for whatever reason. I found chapters 6-9 to be rather sloooow. The first couple of pages of chapter 10 seemed overly descriptive of the environment, but now that the monster's telling his story, my pace is picking up a bit.
I expect that my next book will be either Call of the Wild, Robinson Crusoe, or 1984.

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  • Smockity Frocks

    Ooooh! We LOVE Robinson Crusoe around here.

  • Thehotrod5

    I have to admit..you two have inspired me! I have started gathering my book list for all the books that I WANT to read...not the ones I feel I NEED to read (i.e. Boys and their messes, How to Homeschool and keep your sanity, 101 way to organize your home etc...). I started on Sunday and I completed Roll of Thunder, Hear my cry (soooo good but some of the language was a bit much for me) and am now in Across 5 Aprils (one of my fav's from school). I am assuming the next will be The Hobbit (that is one I have never read but always wanted to). A friend of mine and I have also been diving into some Jane Austen books to read. Several I have always wanted to read and so has she. I think we are going to go through them together. And your right, connie.....Robinson Crusoe is a good one! Let me add that to my list!


  • Birdie

    Great book list! I really enjoyed the Anne books, but "Jane Of Lantern Hill" is my favorite L.M. Montgomery book.