My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Yeah!

I have FINALLY finished listening to Moby Dick by Herman Melville!!!


ugh.


The first 3/4 of this book dragged slower than molasses going up an iceburg!! The last 1/4 was pretty cool and almost exciting.


This brings my total of classics "read" via the audiobooks iPhone app to 8!!


The Canterbury Tales I found I was missing over half of what was going on, and so have bought the book and started READING it! oooooooo, very very fun! Mine is a copy of a recent translation to modern English and it's very easy to read. I must say, it is NOT G-rated!!


After I finish with Chaucer, my next adventure will be with Lewis Carroll. Having seen both the animated Alice in Wonderland and the Burton/Depp version numerous times, I can't wait to see what treasures are to be found in Alice in Wonderland and Through the Lookinglass.



Will you ever imagine The Mad Hatter as different from this?


How about you, read anything good lately?

5 comments:

GrandmaK said...

I'm reading a mystery by Anne PERRY, A CHRISTMAS ODYSSEY: A NOVEL. This was great post. I have linked your "adventure" to today's Adventure Tour Express. Thank you!!! Cathy

Sara said...

Good for you "reading" the classics! I read both Moby Dick and Chaucer in college. Though I read Chaucer in the original! Talk about missing stuff.

We're listening to a dramatization of The Hobbit right now, and then moving on to the Lord of the Rings. I can't wait! I love LOTR and haven't re-read it since the movies came out.

Lisa said...

Ohmygracioussakes...Melville.. Ugh. But congrats for sticking it out! Amazing what our forebears loved to read, isn't it? Have you dived into any Dickens lately? Better than Melville, but y-a-w-n.... I just picked up an old copy of Fulton J. Sheen's "Lift Up Your Heart" to read, as I'm feeling the need for a lift in that department. But, I was in B & N a couple of days ago eyeing the fluffy Christmas novel display like the one Cathy's reading. I may treat myself with something like that for fun.

ellen b. said...

Good for you in pulling out some classics. Me...not much these days.

Adrienne said...

I just finished C.S. Lewis The Great Divorce - a small but powerfully fun read. I got more out of it this reading than last...