Monday, June 20, 2011

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Ana Batts loaned me this book on CD during my May visit to Arkansas. I'm not sure how much the boys got out of it, but I know I enjoyed it!
I listened to this book in the car on the way to and from Indiana for vacation. On the way there, I relistened to CD1 on the way up since Dad and I had already tried to listen to it before. We finished the book on the way back home.
I really enjoyed this book. I have seen the TV series, but it was nice to hear these characters described again. It was fun to hear Mary described as the perfect one, since I had always viewed her in that way. I found the use of third person a bit odd since I already knew Laura was the author and main character.
I plan to listen to the rest of these books this summer with Dad and the boys.

The Agatha Raisin Companion

I ordered this book from ENGLAND! It is not yet available in the U.S.
This is only my second "companion" to read, and this is not my favorite. Diana Gabaldon's companion tot he first four Outlander books was excellent! It included so many fun facts and such diverse information (glossary, horoscopes, etc.). This companion consisted of varying glossaries, a very few recipes, and a quiz that rehashed information already conveyed in previous chapters.
Perhaps I will donate this book to the Nashville Public Library.