This week I read Firelight by Sophie Jordan and Anne of the Island by LM Montegomery. I love the gentle storytelling of the Anne books, punctuated by hilarity. And enjoyed Firelight a good deal. What did I learn from my reading this week? That you can ruin a good reading experience by adding too much character emotion or perhaps character emotion that doesn’t make sense. Anne has gobs of emotion, but because of the skill with which it is penned we never take her too seriously and love living her loves and trials. The main character of Firelight couldn’t make up her mind whether to avoid the dangerous boy of fling herself into his arms. Eventually I was mumbling “make your mind up already” for I didn’t care which she did as long as she did something. Anne is also indecisive, but somehow the author takes you there with her and you live it and care about her decisions and I think a good deal of that comes from that little hint of humor that keeps you from loathing her and makes you laugh instead.
- Rocking Chair Snuggle
- The Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week