Saturday, January 09, 2010

Let's call this a half book and a fail.

I've been listening to the Little House series on my iPod at night. I loved the books as a child, so I wanted to re-listen to them as an adult. Did you know Laura was only one when they left for Kansas? And Carrie wasn't born until they got to the prairie? It doesn't take away from the stories to know that Laura used some creative license when writing them. I just like to know the whole story when I read a book - especially one based in fact.

When I went to order the next one from the library, I discovered there is a whole series of offshoots about Laura's Mom, Grandma and Great-Grandma. There are listed as historical fiction because very little is known about. I started with Little House by Boston Bay by Melissa Wiley. This is the story of Laura's grandmother Charlotte who grew up in Boston, Massachusetts in the early 1800s. The first book lays out the characters in her family including Laura's great grandma Martha who was born in Scotland. Because this is a series aimed at kids, its a short, easy read.

The fail part is the book I was trying to read "Asta in the Wings" by Jan E. Watson. It has great reviews so I really want to finish it but I just can't get into it. So I am putting it aside for now and moving on to another book.

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