Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Nightstand Report

Goodness, my last report was last October! Truly I have been reading since then. While I am enjoying my Kindle (working through Follett's Pillars of the Earth at the moment), I still need to hold the real thing in my hand from time to time...especially when I need to see pictures!
I've decided Anne Shirley is one of our great philosophers (LOL). After all it was she who said (quite dramatically I might add) "My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes. That's a sentence I read in a book once, and I say it over to comfort myself whenever I'm disappointed in anything." How perfectly delicious. Now you would think being born in Canada this would be one of my earlier reads. I actually came to Montgomery's works a little later. The Bronte sisters were more my cup of tea - I still remember the first time I read Jane Eyre. I was pretty sick at home for awhile and the librarian from the Public Library Portable that visited our school regularly, sent it home for me to read. Funny remembering that Portable that would get pulled up outside our school - that's probably where I got my ambition to be a librarian. What a cool job to go around town and check out books to little children! Though in the dead of winter I'm sure the librarian didn't think so...

Anyway, I just finished reading Anne of Green Gables again (I always cry about Matthew) and found this quote that I've now posted on my blog. Anne was all about kindred spirits - and I truly believe that I have met many since I started my blog and made so many virtual friends.
Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It' splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.
Wouldn't you agree? Of course Anne gets 5 out of 5 lampshades. Cheers Jewels


  1. Young Elle my daughter loves Anne of Green Gables, and she loves Catcher in the Rye and The Great Gaspy, Pride and Prejudice, another Kindred Spirit of yours I am sure. For me I love Little Women and "quite frankly Scarlet my dear I don't give a damn" lol

  2. Loved your post, Jewels! I have never read Anne of Green Gables, I am going to follow your link & check it out. Right now I am reading the Harry Potter series, The Sorcerer's stone!

  3. Jane Eyre is definitely my favorite book! For some reason I didn't read those classics when I was young so as an adult I read a lot of them. I also enjoyed Anne of Green Gables and Little Women.