Monday, March 22, 2010
This, that, and books
I am more than willing to share my own struggles and successes as long as they don't cross the privacy of my family. Well, except when I told you I thought Stephanie was crazy driving to North Carolina alone. Sometimes it is too hard to resist.
I have found it amusing that people love the Mitford series or they... don't. In her book Honey For a Woman's Heart, Gladys Hunt has a chapter which begins how she shared a book she loved with a friend only to have the friend not care for it so much. I don't remember the exact words but she went on to talk about how one person can think a book is wonderful and another (who also has great taste) will read the same book and find it lacking.
I've mentioned that Hunt's book is a favorite of mine that I go back to all the time but my daughter gave her copy away. She didn't care for it at all. Gladys was right. :)
I would suggest to one who started the Mitford books but didn't really enjoy them, skip to the final Mitford book called Light From Heaven. In this book, she takes great care to wrap up all the story lines.
My own thinking is that life is too short to finish a book I don't like... or long Russian novels that are taking too long to come to the interesting parts.
Picture: At a Book; allposters.com