Yay!!! Spring Break is here and two of my three lovelies have flown away to daddy’s for the week. I still have Gwen, but without Maggie to fight with she’s rather tame. She’s made plans to have sleep-over parties with her friends this week, too, so it’s going to quiet this week.
Our library will be having several movie events this week, including Twilight, which never did show at our theater. I’ll have to take Gwen to it and do some other special things with her since she so rarely has me to herself. She’s the middle child, so she’s often waiting on the side for her turn. She always enjoys vacation times when the other two are gone.
I finished reading The Book Thief on Tuesday, but my brain has yet to put it down. My mind wanders back to it often, even while reading one of the five books I’m currently working on. It’s now my favorite book, and I highly recommend anyone who hasn’t read it yet to do so. It’s a beautifully written and haunting tale.
I’ve finally gotten around to picking up the sixth Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and am almost halfway through it. It’s fun and okay, but somewhere along the way I’ve lost the wonder for the series I once had. It’s the same book over and over again. Harry knows some deep dark truth and no one believes him. Even his best friends think he’s off his nuttter. Then a horrible thing happens that proves Harry was right all along. Sorries are said, forgiveness given, and everyone leaves Hogwarts with smiles and looking forward to next year…. when they’ll repeat the cycle all over again. Add to all that pimples and crushes and love potions, and you get the gist of HP and the HBP. Meh. The Goblet of Fire has been my favorite so far.
I stopped into the Catholic thrift store here in town to check out their books and left with Christopher Marlowe’s play Doctor Faustus. It’s okay, and the thought occurred to me while reading it, “Would Marlowe have been more widely known if Shakespeare’s plays were never wrote down?” It’s an interesting thought, and makes me wonder about authors today.
What modern authors would be read more but for the mega-star writers like Patterson, Clancy, Grisham, King, and more?
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