The Adventures of Pinocchio

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I decided to read the original book by Carlo Collodi.  I realized the story is much longer than I anticipated.  The book is 160 pages.

I also discovered, there is a lot to be learned from this story.

  • Beware of false friends that want to take advantage of you
  • Listen to those who love you and provide wise advice
  • There are dangers to being disobedient that are not obvious in the beginning
  • Family is important
  • Don’t abandoned those who love and care for you

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

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I enjoyed reading To Kill a Mockingbird, so I decided to read Go Set a Watchman.  However, I didn’t care for the book.

It felt like the book was leading up to some climatic event, but it never happened.  The characters interaction seemed bland and lacking in someway.

I found Go Set a Watchman to be a bit of a disappointment.

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

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Lewis Carroll is best know for Alice in Wonderland.  However, he wrote other books and poetry.  My favorite poem by Lewis Carroll is “How Doth.”

How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!
How cheerfully he seems to grin
How neatly spreads his claws
And welcomes little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws!

 

What is it about books?

What is it about books?  All my life, I have felt drawn to them.  When I walk into a library or a bookstore, I stare with wide eyed amazement.  It makes my soul happy to see all those books.

I enjoy reading fiction.  There are so many stories waiting to be read.  Books are full of adventure, mystery, joy, and even sadness.  The characters become my friends.  It’s as if they are sitting right in front of me and telling me their stories.

I also enjoy reading non-fiction.  Books are full of wisdom and knowledge.  They are waiting to impart that wisdom and knowledge to me.

There are so many wonderful books.  I want to read them all.  What’s a bibliophile to do?