Regular readers know that I’m kind of a fan of L. M. Montgomery. So it may surprise you that I haven’t read her Emily of New Moon trilogy since I was sixteen! I’ve reread plenty of others, but it’s been a long time for that one. So this week I am deep into correcting that oversight. I’m almost done with the first book, and plan to go right along into Emily Climbs and Emily’s Quest.
I find it fascinating to read these after reading Montgomery’s journals, as there are a number of incidents in Emily’s life lifted directly from Montgomery’s own life. I also find it fascinating that long books always give me qualms, yet I can contemplate reading three books directly in a row, 900 pages total, without batting an eye. Although since it’s a reread, I do know what I’m getting into too…
After Emily, I plan to jump to another reread and read The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner, another favorite I haven’t visited in too long.
Meanwhile at the library, I’m #75 in the hold list for Neil Gaiman’s new book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which is not bad considering I got in line at #125, and there’s currently a hold list of 237. I’m also planning to continue my series reading, and have on hold Flame of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier, and The Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig, the next book in the Pink Carnation series, which releases on Tuesday.
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