You guys. I have been in the biggest reading slump. Literally, I’ve read nothing. In order to get myself back on the bandwagon I re-listened to Discovery of Witches. That book always gets me. I love it. The last time I listened to it was in February. Before it was a once every two years thing. This year is a twice in one year thing. But I’m okay with it. Typically I don’t continue on to books two and three but I think I might this time.
I just finished The Flight of Gemma Hardy. I don’t think I liked it. The woman reading it was the same woman who read The Miniaturist. It took me awhile to get over that. In retrospect it’s rather ironic because the main character in The Miniaturist is named Nella and one of the main characters in Gemma Hardy is named Nell. I digress.
This is supposedly a re-telling of Jane Eyre. Whatever that means. I haven’t read Jane Eyre in awhile but I can say that I enjoyed it more than I enjoyed this. Gemma runs away. All the time. I guess I should’ve realized that since the title implies she chooses flight over fight. Thank God she ends up with the Mr. Rochester character at the end. Although I don’t know why I wanted her to, their relationship is so weird. I guess I’m glad I read it because I’ve owned it for like 5 years and moved it to just as many houses. Now I can give it away to someone else.8
A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix! Netflix is on point lately.
It’s the end of Banned Books Week y’all. Alex Gino, author of George, talks about censorship and restriction on books. Things in this article that made me say, mmmhmmm include :
“‘Oh, that’s not a book for you.’ Please please please, if you’ve ever said that, go ahead and never say it again.”
“And then there are writers. No book can be read if it’s not published. And no book can be published if it’s not written. Every time a person with a story says, ‘Oh, I can’t share that,’ they censor themselves. And every time a person with a story says, ‘Oh, I’m not a writer,’ they keep a gift from us.”
I love Anne of Green Gables. I have them ALL on DVD. The boxed set, y’all. I have all the books as well. I can’t tell you how much I love it and how excited I am about this new movie adaptation on PBS. Apparently Martin Sheen is Matthew Cuthbert!