Friday, November 2, 2018

What I Read and Watched in October

I broke some kind of record this month (11 books) because I had an unusually large amount of time for reading (I got paid to sit in a classroom while students worked independently!) and because some of the books were ones I'd been reading slowly for many weeks and just happened to finish up at the same time.

Mere Christianity was by far the best title of the month, followed by Katherine Wentworth (review forthcoming) and On the Banks of Plum Creek.

Other titles: The Scarlet Pimpernel, True to You (CF), 100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Learn by Heart, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Poems Every Catholic Should Know, Complete Works of Richard Crashaw (Vol. 1), and Where the Red Fern Grows.

I read just 2 1/2 Victorian novels for Victober: The Doctor's Family by Oliphant, The Bird's Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggins, and I'm half way through Oliver Twist.

My husband and I don't watch television so on free evenings we are enjoying our second time through the Larkrise to Candleford DVDs. We intersperse these with Season 2 of the old Perry Mason courtroom dramas. I watched an interesting movie on YouTube called "Summer Snow," about a family dealing with the death of their mother. It was less syrupy than most Christian films.



Ruth said...

Great reads. I love Mere Christianity, On the Banks of Plum Creek, and One Day in the Life of Ivan D.

Scarlet Pimpernel was entertaining, but not as good as the film version. (It had a better ending, I believe).

Michele Morin said...

I started Mere Christianity, but have gotten distracted by reading for a writing project. Hoping to get back to it soon!

Vintage Reading said...

Oh, I loved On the Banks of Plum Creek and all the Laura Ingalls Wilder series. I read Caroline Frasers excellent biography but I was disappointed that she did not defend the books after all the recent controversy.