I spent the last week or so on vacation in Canada (so, please, excuse my neglect of last weeks Wednesday with Words post, if you can), during which time I got to watch Many Beautiful Things, a movie about Lilias Trotter, an English lady in the 1800s who gave up her dream of being a famous painter in order to become a missionary. There are a lot of beautiful quotes in the film, but I like this one best:
On my reading list this week:
Spellbound by Jacqueline West: Moving on from the first Elsewhere book to the second. These books are surprisingly well written for Juvenile Fiction, and remind me a little bit of Coraline and the 100 Cupboards series, although they are much less creepy.
The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket: Yet more horrific adventures for the poor Baudelaire children in the fourth installment of A Series of Unfortunate Events. These books are so very wry and funny! I’m really enjoying them. I got to watch the movie, which is based on the first three books in this series, and it’s pretty awesome as well.
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingles Wilder: I’ve read (and re-read) all of the Little House Books many times before, but on the long drive home from Canada we got to listen to On the Banks of Plum Creek, because several people in my family hadn’t read it before. We didn’t get all the way through, and I think my dad was rather traumatized by the grasshoppers, but it was very fun to listen to, especially on a very long car trip.
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