I don't have a thing to post about today because The Mister and I have both been in bed for two days with a nasty stomach bug. Ugh. We have both been so sick. This is what my world looks like. Not much going on I'm afraid.
I am very happy that I bought several new Dots for my bedroom and for the craft rooms when they were on sale right before Christmas. I've been using all this down time having Alexa catch me up on my Audibles.
I never know what to do with my monthly credit and usually either save them up or use them for something I don't end up liking. Last January I decided to use it to buy a classic or at least a book that has made some kind of important impact on the literary world. I started the year with Great Expectations. It was 30 plus hours of pleasure and I usually stay away from books that long.
With all the political references in the headlines I thought I would go to the source. I could never get all the way through the movie but the book is so much better. Even though I knew the ending it kept me on the edge of my seat.
This was scary. I love a good WW2 story but when the horror comes to our shores and affects our way of life it's terrifying.
Wow. Just wow. This was a tough listen.
In the spring I went for something romantic-which of course, usually turns into anything but. This was no exception.
This book was shocking. I've seen the movie but the book is very gritty and dark.
This book will also shock you if you've seen the movie. It goes far beyond what the movie censors would ever allow in language and cruelty and it will tear your heart out. A bonus is that the narrator sounds just like Henry Fonda.
This is the Welsh version of The Grapes of Wrath. Books like these remind you of how much we have to be thankful for and how important it is to fight to preserve it.
I ended my year of the classics with of course. what else. Again, it you have seen the movie you will be amazed at how many other places the book takes you. I think I may continue this little project next year as well since I don't see any Jane Austin here. Do you have a must read classic? I'd appreciate any suggestions.