During December I reread the Annes and the Emilys. Oh, how I love those books! By the time I'm finished with them, I always want to back my bags and move to Prince Edward Island. Or at the least, a seaside farm! Or failing that, at least back to the country in an old house. I grew up amongst farmland, but in a 1970s raised ranch! Very nice with wood siding, but still. New houses lack character and history.
DH gave me a new set of Anne books for Christmas as my old ones are literally falling apart at the seams. The cheap paperbacks are crumbling from so much use, especially Anne of the Island and Anne's House of Dreams. I wish, wish I could find all eight books in hardcover!
My italics seem to be getting out of control! Must be all that Emily Climbs. I wonder if Emily would have ever written a blog. She did intend her diary to be read after her death. How would she have felt about one being read live, moments after she wrote an entry? Or for that matter, her creator, Lucy Maud Montgomery?
Goodness it feels wonderful to be reading again! I barely had a chance during the baby's first few months! Well, I read plenty of Goodnight Moon and assorted board books, but this is much more refreshing!
On a related reading topic, one of my goals for the new year is to read the entire Bible. I have a daily Bible to make it very easy on me. Also, a few months ago, I wrote about taking a course through the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. I never had a chance to get started, so I'm hoping to now!
I think I'll get started on Pat now.