Inspiration From The Distant Past

Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tuesday Treasures...

Yippee! Another great Tuesday in the school library. Didn't get to go last week and I did miss my book moments.

Today's pages sponsored by:

Lad: A Dog
A book from my childhood that I had forgotten about. Lots of doggie drama in the the first three pages. Lad, a gentleman collie, adores Lady. Lady's head is turned by the arrival of a handsome collie stranger. Lad calls the stranger Knave. Funny! If I remember correctly, the whole story is told from a doggie perspective.

This one goes on my reread list. As a kid, I do remember the 1919 writing style being a bit tedious in parts; so I probably skimmed over a lot to get to the action bits. Do you ever re-read books that you read as a child? I find it interesting to compare the interpretations of my kid-self with my adult-self. Funny how much I missed as a child.

Brave New World Always thought provoking...

Never read this one but the description on the first three pages of a boy being bullied on the bus seemed very familiar. While the bullied boy's face is mashed against the bus window, he spots an unknown unkempt boy with dirty feet running like the wind past the bus and out of sight. Certainly captured my interest and definitely rang a bell: I've seen the movie! Gonna read it anyway. Books are always better than the movie!

The Man Without A Face
Intriguing first three pages. Going to read this one! I must find out why the boy is disconnected from the world. Who is the scarred man? How do the two connect and heal?

Today's lunch offering:
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Charming story but I never seem to remember Rebecca. I always reminisce fondly about Laura, Anne, Sara Crewe, and all the Little Women. Poor forgotten Rebecca...


  1. Hi Lesa!

    I just signed up to follow your blog without even having read anything on it. Why you may ask? I am LESA too, I work as a teacher and just started a blog. Please come check me out. Ihave never "met" another Lesa before.

  2. Hello and welcome, Lesa! Yes, the Lesa's with an 'e' better stick together! I've run into a handful of us over the years. Always fun to meet a Lesa! I'd considered changing my display name back to Lesa but now I won't. Don't want folks to think I'm talking to myself. Heehee!

    I will follow your blog too--looks like a casual friendly spot for booklovers.



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