We’ve had about three inches of rain the previous two days. Today it is clear and sunny and a pleasant 54. The week will be warmer than I’d like, but on Friday November 11 and strong cold front arrives.
Today I am doing a mix of house chores, reading, preparing for choir tomorrow (because I missed choir practice Wednesday night), blogging, and a quick trip to the grocery store.
I’m still fighting this sinus allergy thing. I don’t have Covid. I don’t have a cold. I do think that I’m slowly getting better.
Read any good books? Tell us about them.
I began reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott last night. This is the first time to read this story. I’ve seen a few film adaptions of the story, but this is the first time to read it.
It is a Penguin Classic. The story was originally written in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. The stories were merged into one volume plus they were revised for a new edition in 1880.
The text I am reading reproduces the original 1868-69 editions.
I’ve been motivated to read Little Women after reading my friend and fellow blogger’s review of Marmee by Sarah Miller. The link is to Becky’ review. Becky and I often talk about our feelings on books, an author, or other book matters.
I’m seeing a trend of books that are linked to a book previously written. Other characters that now have a spotlight in a story. For example, Elizabeth Bennett’s sister Mary who has been cast in multiple historical fiction books or Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy.
When I am reading a story, I sometimes wonder how a secondary character in the story would develop as a main character. I have remarked in reviews that a secondary character is more interesting than the main character.
How do you feel about this trend in developing a new story of a secondary character from previous works?
Do you sometimes wonder when you are reading a book that a secondary character would be better as a main character?
Enjoy the weekend!
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