Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Reading in the Wild

I'm working my way through the Laura Ingalls Wilder books and enjoying them. We read them as a family when I was a kid and the adventures and challenges have some new meaning and magnitude to me reading them as an adult now. I finished the Big House in the Woods and will probably finish Little House on the Prairie tonight. Some of the values of the day come through the writing as a bit dated or preachy but when I reflect on them many are understandable. Some, such as children should be seen and not be heard, have application as I'm now an adult that they didn't when I was a kid!
I also enjoy book series because it is an easy decision what to read next and the characters and themes continue over multiple plot lines.