Words on Wednesday

  More about what i'm reading --

  = Still reading Something of Value, by Carlene Crum.  It's shorter than an Agatha Christie mystery, but much meatier.  i'm reading it a little like a devotional, but not quite.

   = i've dipped into two new Christmas gift books, Mornings on Horseback, about TR's coming of age years, by David McCullough, and Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip, by Matthew Algeo.  Not that i've really read them yet, but they look really exciting.

 =  Mostly i've been reading Madeleine L'Engle's Time Trilogy, A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, and currently A Swiftly Tilting Planet.  With MyGuy and FB, i've also rewatched the movie A Wrinkle in Time.

  Apparently i've only gotten part of the story.  L'Engle wrote the books over many years, and after my boxed set was published, she wrote Many Waters, which sequentially inserts between Wind and Planet.   (These are the first three she wrote in the series.  She also wrote about the next generation characters, and some of those novels are included in a "Time Quintet," or possibly larger series.  i've not followed the storyline that far.)

  Anyway.  i don't propose to describe the plots of the stories here, but their effects on me.
  i first read them in the early 1980s.  i'd seen Wrinkle on the library shelves when i was a kid, and the whole idea of a wrinkle in time was scary.
  When i first read the boxed set, i was a new married young adult, and read them for coming of age stories.  They are, after all, young adult fiction.  And i enjoyed them at the time as such.
  Now, i am reading them at a deeper level.  i think any book with any substance can show more on subsequent readings.

 More on that in a future post. . . .

1 comment:

  1. I think I'm going to have to my local library today! I've taken a few days off from work this week, & I haven't yet started readying anything really decent.


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