4.23.2012

On My Nightstand...

...you will find:

  

The Life of Trust; Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller by George Müller
Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living by Tsh Oxenreider

What are YOU reading?

{In Review}



The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
I've seen the play, I love the film, but the book blew me away! Perhaps it was because I was so impressed by how close the movie stayed (line for line) to the book, which was, of course, not written as a book, but as a play. Imagine that. At any rate, the lines are classic, and although Wilde's own character left much to be desired, the characters in his plays never cease to make me laugh. The constant banter between Algy and Jack had me laughing out loud, and Aunt Augusta's little quips like, "He [Bunbury] seems to have had great confidence in the opinion of his physicians.  I am glad, however, that he made up his mind at the last to some definite course of action, and acted under proper medical advice." kept me in stitches throughout the book. It's dry, British humor at its best. Better still? This Kindle version (which I read) is FREE for instant download, and can be read on any one of the free Kindle reading apps.



Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
This was only my second time through this Anne book (#8), but I enjoyed it much more this time around, possibly because my expectations were so low. While Rilla will never be my favorite character in the Anne series, she was endearing none-the-less, and her dedication to helping the war effort - be it through raising her war baby or wearing the same green hat for four years - was charming. However, I believe that the true heroine of this series (and certainly the comic relief) was the faithful housekeeper, Susan. Her running narrative about the leaders of the war, her thoughts on President Wilson and his "letter writing skills", and her dedication to supporting the boys on the front - even her dearest Shirley, was what kept the book alive for me. It was heart wrenching to see Anne and Gilbert lose another child, but it was heart warming to see the care and love that Gilbert still had for Anne. If the Sullivan group had based the third film on this book rather than creating an unbelievable tale of Gilbert going to war, I think they would have had a hit. All in all, a well-written ending to a delightful series of books, and if you haven't read them (or, specifically, Rilla), I would highly recommend the set for your reading pleasure. Also, like the book above, Rilla is available for FREE as a Kindle download {happy dance}!

{Still To Come}

My review of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson




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