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Paying Homage to Laura

"The Wilder Life"

Hello Dear Followers,

Being that March is Women’s History Month, I will be reading “The Wilder Life” by Wendy McClure.  The author of this book pays homage to beloved author Laura Ingalls Wilder.

When I learned that this book was out, I was so excited and couldn’t wait to find a moment to read the book. Alongside authors like Louisa May Alcott, Ann M. Martin, Beverly Cleary and many other authors of my childhood, I found myself wrapped in the life of Laura.

I felt the love between her and Almanzo Wilder in “These Happy Golden Years” I imagined what it must have been like to be stuck in a house for days and days while reading “The Long Winter.”

Alongside the books, I watched the 1970s drama series “Little House on the Prairie” with Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert who played Laura. I was overjoyed to see these books come to life on the television screen. ( I watched them however in syndication, I wasn’t born yet when the series was actually on.)

So I hope you will enjoy this book as much as I know I will for March!

Until next time..

My trip to Hartford

Hello Dear Followers,

Uncle Tom's Cabin

I wanted to post tonight about my day trip to Hartford, Conn.,  I visited Harriet Beecher Stowe’s home also now known as The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center on Friday and I had such a great time.  I have to admit, I didn’t know much about this author other than that she wrote “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”  But I learned so much about her during my time up there yesterday, I found her to be ahead of her time and inspiring in so many ways, very much like other female authors I’ve come to know and love over the years.

“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was written in 1852 and gives its readers a detailed description at injustice and inhumanity in this country in discussing the anti-slavery movement.   The book according to the back cover sold 10,000 copies its first week and 300,000 in its first year.

I am looking forward to reading this for this blog at some point soon! If you would like to read more about Harriet Beecher Stowe,  please check out http://www.countytimes.com., later this week for my story in honor of Women’s History Month.

I also wanted to touch base with you about “Much Ado About Loving,” I haven’t found this book to be interesting at all, I don’t feel the authors are telling the reader anything new that we haven’t heard before about relationships, sex, online dating etc.  The only thing I have to say I am enjoying is the creation of a list I am making of all these books I want. One of  the authors spoke so highly of “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy, I was thisclose to buying it in the book store, he shared the same feelings I did about my failed attempt to read Anna Karenina, and so I felt I had someone to share my woes about this book (I will get back to that book I promise!!) haha.

Until next time (soon! I swear) 🙂

 

 

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