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, May 7, 2009

21st birthday HOOHA

Here is my birthday in photos

Here is maarrrkk giiillmminnnggg


P.S. I'm a model now. European ANTM watch out.

thank you valet man

My first aunt card YEAH!

Best nephew ever

It says "Happy Birthday Megan. Jake love Megan." Then he drew a picture of us and then a picture of him with a heart. Masterpiece.


Anonymous said...

Cecily Cardew,
that was adorable. from now on i will always refrain from writing deep thoughtful cards and instead draw you pictures from my diary with clever phrases written in backwards letters like "megin is kool" hahaha
you are a stunning 21 yr old.
beautiful inside and out.
Have the happiest of days sister,
Ms. Gwendolyn Fairfax

Megan said...

My dearest Gwendolyn,
I am so glad to see that you understand that "In matters of grave importance style, not sincerity, is the vital thing."
I miss you very much.

Anonymous said...

I like your model face. Also, I about panicked because at first glance I thought the Best Aunt card was from Brittany!

you are my favorite person in the entire world.