Just don't tell him what happens to Cap Garland.
The Long Winter is probably my favorite book of the series.
That is incredibly funny (and I am really, really tired). XD
I think in another couple years I can re-read the Little House books. They were unfortunately spoiled for me because of my year spent at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School, in Springfield, MO. Worst year of my entire life at the time it was happening, and although only part of it was the school's fault, it still spoiled the series for me for the rest of my childhood and early adulthood. Fun fact: the school sport was juggling.
I'm sorry! I read them voraciously as I could get them from the library - they only had one copy of each. Rather a different experience, I fear.
Yes, when he is embarrassed.
I just spit martini out my nose reading that ;)
Spoilers have a shelf-life of rather less than 60 years, I fear.
I've never actually finished Farmer Boy. I need to do that.
...well, at least I get to use my favorite icon...
At least he's reading them!!!
2009-09-18 07:03 am (UTC)
I was trying to figure out a good series to share with the kidlet.
Anne of Avonlea (etc) is a bit too grown up as yet. The "Lucretia Ann on the Oregon Trail" trilogy is her age, but so far removed timewise that little reading and much explaining happens (too detail oriented - try explaining to a child that can pause television and uses cellphones why it was a big deal to have a party dress sewn by your grandmother you'd probably never see again when you left... kills the mood)
I think the Little House books are just about right for this stage. They are a little more accessible.
But I missed something. Why is Ferrett reading them?
(Unless he's getting in touch with his inner grade school girl?)
p.s. the TV show actually ruined them for me - why I wouldn't watch the Anne of Green Gables show. Lesson learned! :)
Hey, some of us read them as grade school boys too, dammit! :)
hahaha...when I was a kid it didn't occur to me either - I didn't even really process that Laura "Ingalls Wilder" was two names. Nor did I really process that her parents last name was just Ingalls.
Side question - did Ferrett really think there was just a random detour into an entirely different first person narrative who would never then be heard from again?! :P
Yeah, I really didn't get that, and why, her name was Laura Ingalls during the course of the books. I think partly because my mom didn't take my dad's name when they married so I had no frame of reference for what it usually meant for a woman to have three names.
bwah hahaha.... I've never read the series, but my sisters were all about them. Ferret is hilarious, even when he's not trying ;).
Yes, it was one of those, "Oh, I am totally blogging this!" moments.
My sister loves those books and is crazy for Laura Ingles (sp?) Wilder. She quotes from her books all the time, or relates a story from them.
I never read those books, and my mom owns the whole collection.
Maybe I should get them from her and do my inner little girl a favor.
They are actually quite good.
That is an absolutely marvelous memory! Thank you for sharing!