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

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Happy 22nd Birthday Britt

Here is a picture montage of the best sister ever on her lovely birthday.

1st picture gone :)

Britt is such a good sport. This may or may not be a reenactment of The Importance of Being Earnest that took place at my Bachelorette Party. Notice my mustache and Britt's lovely hat.
The newly engaged couple.
Not sure where Britt was but this is what she looks like invisible.
Gillmings love bubbles.

When a strobe light got delivered to the house instead of church...

Wow long hair for both of you. hehe
This is what cousins are for.
Like mother like daughter- Beautiful
This is also what cousins are for.
Snow dayMom playing with Britt's hair while we wait for a show at Discovery Place.

And look I didn't even put up a picture of Mae. See I still love you. :)
Happy Birthday


Candace said...

Brit - always beautiful no matter what! I LOVE the short hair! :)

Britt Watt said...

Thanks sista sista! That first one is a little rough but I loved the rest! haha Are you ready to come home yet? We'll meet you at Newks at 6:30 tonight, ok?.... OK?

Mae Mae is crying because she wasn't in a single picture. She said that's never happened in her whole life.

Megan said...

bad picture gone √

Britt Watt said...

haha you didn't have to remove it! I was just saying....