Books I have read recently

  • Shirley by Charlotte Bronte — I'm reading a giant biography of the Brontes "Wild Genius on the Moors" By Juliet Barker (amazing!! but I'll post on that when I finish) So I'm reading each novel as it's discussed in the book. I loved Shirley. I have to agree with the critics that it is a slow painful start and it does take about 150 pages till we meet the title character Shirley. But besides that, it is so well written. Caroline Helstone’s angst is beautiful and poignant. And knowing that the last third of the book was written after Emily & Anne died explains so much about the change in the book. Charlotte likes to fix her world by writing about it and in her version the sick heroine recovers where her sisters did not. I definitely recommend Shirley for the Bronte fan. Don’t skip it.
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas --- It took me a couple chapters to really dive in but after that I was in love. I had read somewhere that it was based on Beauty & the Beast, which is great. What I did not know is that it is a retelling of one of my favorite fairytales: East of the Sun, West of the Moon!!! What a treat when I discovered that. I love that story. It's whimsical and the girl saves the day which I love love love. Sarah does a beautiful job of it and I can't wait for the next one!!
  • Miss Buncle’s Book by D. E. Stevenson —What a little treat. My mom gave these books to me for my birthday and there are so much fun. It’s a light easy read and it made me chuckle.
  • Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder— I adore her soul finder books. I’ve been reading them for years. She builds beautiful strong women and sweeping romance. Her magic system is unique and I want to live in her world.
  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr and E. B. White — A must read for every writer. Thanks to Stephen King for the recommendation. It has all those little things that I had questions about and answered them quickly and succinctly. It’s not the funnest read but it’s helpful.
  • Click of Titles to go to the book's Amazon page

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Which Disney Princess Are You?

So i sent Jenn this link for a quiz that tells you which Disney Princess you are. She was Jasmine... poor thing. She is not really Jasmine in real life though.
But I was

Thoughtful and loving. Authority figures probably have been sheltering you all of your life. Thankfully you're a very tranquil person who is content with what life has given you, but secretly you want to know how the outside world works.

I was hoping for Belle but I'm happy with Briar Rose.

Here is the link if you dare find out who you are...


Anonymous said...

I am snow white! Wonderful and accurate quiz-lol. Sorry if it didn't work out for Jenn but I think it is a great quiz. Much more subtle than that other disney princess quiz remember....
#1) You perfect night would be
a. exploring underwater
b. hanging out with your 7 best midget friends.
c. Sleeping for a long time
d. Flying on magical carpets.
haha ok maybe it wasn't that bad but close enough.
My pics are now online. Sorry no more blogging :0(
Spain is finally up and soon oregon will be too!!!!
Miss you love you. It is sadder knowing we wont be in the same state anymore.
I need to call you. This turned out much too long.....

Britt said...

I was ariel! haha booyah heather! jk it said I was headstrong and feisty

Daniel said...
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Anonymous said...

sorry i think i posted using daniels info...... anyway what I said:
"Todays conversation inspired me to change your status in my phone from 'megan' to 'megan my queepeg'. Congratulations! Thanks for everything. Life would be more difficult if you were make believe.

Megan said...

thank my dear anonymous. You are my beloved queepeg also! Good day to you

Anonymous said...

why don't you blog anymore?