Thursday, June 9, 2011

What Should I Read Next?

I am missing being able to upload pictures on Blogger. It's been sketchy for the past few days and won't let me do anything fancy. Not even italic. (Like I discussed last post :P)So this a lull after the storm of the Thousand Words Story Contest. I can no longer thunder at you about entering or flash warnings like lightening about how long you have left. ;)
I had forgotten how much I love burying my nose in the thick of a book and forgetting about the outside world for an hour or so. Because until recently, the garden has literally kept me so busy I haven't had time for reading! Not a whit! :(
*Lets that thought soak in and is a little astonished, it is so unlike her*
I just finished one of George MacDonald's Scottish novels, The Minister's Restoration, and greatly enjoyed it. I can't say I quite agree on all his theological statements, but then again, I could hardly understand some of them. But all in all it was a great book with a great message about God's redeeming love and power, and how he can restore the worst of sinners.
I know this sounds like an exaggeration, but I have read pretty nearly every book in my house, and my cousin's house, and so to read a book I didn't already know the storyline to was bliss. :) Especially when it turned out well and everyone married who they should and didn't marry who they shouldn't. (And yes, there is a difference. :D)
So I need help deciding something...It's on the topic of what I ought to read next. I have several books, actually, that either need to be read or re-read. Here are the choices! Leave a comment and tell me which to do!
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (tried twice already...third time's the charm?)
Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand (recently finished his "In God's Underground")
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (already have read, but want a refresher course)
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell (have read but want to refresh)
The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens (same story here--hilarious, by the way)

Oh! And have any of you read Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore? I absolutely adored it! It is different than the movie, (meaning way better) because John Ridd was far more a gentleman, and there weren't all those unnecessary kisses. :P I highly, highly recommend the book for guys or girls. My brother, Daniel, read it and loved it as much as I!
Till Next Time, When I Hope Blogger Has Recovered,
Rachel

4 comments:

Carrie said...

You should try Les Miserables. It looks super huge, but I liked the movie that we saw - at least some of it. (Now, maybe I should be telling myself to go out and get it and read it. =) I might have to check out Lorna Doone, though I don't even know what it is about. =)

-Carrie

Taylor Lynn said...

Does it sadden you that I haven't read any of the books you mentioned, except "Sense and Sensibility"? :) So I guess I'd only be able to recommend that one. ;) I enjoyed it, though, so I can recommend it! I haven't read Les Miserables, but I just heard someone else mention it recently. So now I'm a little bit curious...

Let us know what you pick. :)

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud said...

You should re-read Pickwick Papers Charles Dickens always have something more to give on every re-reading. :)

I have read Lorna Doone several times and love it, it is one of my brother, Peter's, favourite books. :-)

Felicity

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud said...

You should re-read Pickwick Papers Charles Dickens always have something more to give on every re-reading. :)

I have read Lorna Doone several times and love it, it is one of my brother, Peter's, favourite books. :-)

Felicity