Alright, my first OFFICIAL book off the top 100 book list that I chose to read (other than the Magician’s Nephew which I did in fact read, but didn’t continue on with the rest of the series which I had totally intended to do!) is….
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery!
I really enjoyed it. It was short, but insightful. Realistic in a sad way too I think. Perhaps that was the point.
I kept wondering how the Little Prince was making it from planet to planet, then when he said how he was to return to his home I was depressed. There is an illustration of him with ropes tied to birds in the beginning of the book. Perhaps that was one way he travelled. I hope so. He was such an innocent little character, yet a quick learner. In the last chapter I was quite surprised at how wise he had become.
I’m glad I read it, but ready for the next book!
(On a side note, the one thing I really disliked in highschool was the aftermath of reading a novel/poem- dissecting word for word, and wrenching all the symbolism out and onto the table. I will NOT go into great detail in my blog posts, BUT those of you who were excited to read with me, if you want to discuss something- COMMENT! We’ll discuss it! 🙂 I just don’t want to be the one to start the discussions.)
Alright, so I’m onto a “my choice book”. I forget what it’s called at the moment, but it’s supposed to be good. Something about a book club in Guernsey…does that make sense? Does anyone know if I’m close? 😛
Any suggestions on what to read off the list next? (Keep in mind I’m a fast reader!)
FYI- I googled it and it’s called “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”. Same difference.