Monday, May 5, 2008

First weekend in May

Well, this past weekend Craig and I saw Iron Man, which we enjoyed. We also spend some time with Matt Martin and Charlotta Weaver, two old friends with whom we always have fun. (Ok, quick side note - I started out saying "two old friends that we always appreciate spending time with." Then I decided I needed to change "that" to "who," but then "Who" needed to be "whom" because of the "with," which then sounded awkward. And then "appreciate spending time" just seemed sounded weird to me, so I changed it. And that's why it sometimes takes me longer to write things than I think it should.)
Sunday I wasn't feeling very good, so I basically sat in the recliner all day. I did get quite a bit of reading done, namely The Grand Tour : Being a Revelation of Matters of High Confidentiality and Greatest Importance, Including Extracts from the Intimate Diary of a Noblewoman and the Sworn Testimony of a Lady of Quality and The Missing Magician or Ten Years After by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer. (I had read Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot: Being the Correspondence of Two Young Ladies of Quality Regarding Various Magical Scandals in London and the Country, the first book in the series, earlier in the week.
All three books are ones I enjoy reading, but I have to admit that I like some of the works they've done separately better, mostly because I don't find the style of writing (the first and third books consist of correspondence, the middle one mostly of journal entries) to be especially engaging. I feel it has some inherent limitations that are extremely hard to overcome. All the same, these are fun books that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others.
Oh, and it seems like every flowering tree in Goshen is in full bloom. It's really lovely. I wish this time of year lasted longer.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Yippeee - I'm glad spring is finally reaching you!!!! Down here it has already passed us by.
I liked those books too, but agreed with your assessment of their limitations. :-)
Got any new books to recommend - along those lines - lighthearted, fun?