: For eight days you have to post something that made you happy that day.
Day 1: Borrowers. Oh my.
I really, really had this thing going on in my head in my childhood that Peagreen and Arietty would get married. Is that just me? There was something about him I just always liked immensely - steady, older, and smart. Just what Arietty would need to keep even keel. Happy making.
Today I did laundry. I'm starting to feel like krikketgirl
. I decided to wash the down blankets and the mattress pad too because it's been a while, so that made an extra load right there. I also iMic-ed all but one of the little records on our stack from Dan's mom. I need to go down and do the last one... got sidetracked by Pet Society.
Also need to think about dinner.
BOOK EIGHTEEN: The Borrowers Afloat
I always thought it was a tad bizarre that this book basically repeated so much of the end of the second book. All of them repeat information, so that anyone picking up any of the books can easily follow the story - but practically word-for-word reusing a chapter from the last book? Bizarre.
This book always seemed really short to me - perhaps because of the repetition. It is amazing how she made a whole book out of so few events and yet managed to keep it moving and interesting.
BOOK NINETEEN: The Borrowers Aloft
Always the second high point of the series for me following the first book. Obsession with hot-air balloon stories was definitely mine... I've been noticing this read-through I'm not finding the beginnings as annoying as I used to. When I was little I was like, "Hurry up and get back to the Borrowers already," but there's quite a bit of allusion and humour in those openings as well - especially the part about the Platters, which went completely over my head back then. I doubt I even knew what an undertaker was.
About halfway through the last book now. Always felt the last book had a different mood about it... but I'll see if I think that after I've finished it this time.