Wednesday, August 10, 2011
31/365 The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter
Well! I've finally come to the end of the big stack of Beatrix Potter lifesavers from the library. Now I can't slack off anymore.
I didn't like this story as much as some of her others, but I still liked it a darn lot more than most kids books floating about today. Her sense of humor! I'm going to buy these books if I ever have children. Might make nice gifts as well, if I had children to give gifts to. I'm sure my sister will get married some day. I can't wait to buy gifts for them. Especially loud ones made of revolting plastic. Maw ha ha.
I've been labeling posts where my reading was, ahem, on the petite side, "Squirrel Nutkin to the rescue" because my dear mum gaily declares that every time she sees me frantically scrabbling for something to read at ten at night. It's become a joke between us.
Anyways, I really am going to have to get back down to business and read more lengthy books that are, how shall I say it? More suitable for a person of my age? Actually intended for adults? After tomorrow I'll have a good bit of the weekend - assuming nothing terrible happens to me - to get into a routine. Next week will be insane, but I'm going to really try and get a fat lot of reading done. I feel better about myself when I do.
CONCLUSION: I really must see that movie about Beatrix Potter, even if it is sad. I ought to read something more about her too. And all her little books are free on Project Gutenberg, so I can read them without any danger of late fines. Even though they're great, it's really galling, paying fines for such diminutive books. Even if it is only 30 cents.