Happy New Year, my friends!
We’ve had three birthdays, New Years, and a Christmas party since I was here last, so the posting has slowed down. I was going to post this yesterday, but Mom and the younger crew were watching The Sound of Music, so what could I do? 🙂 I’m hoping to post the behind-the-scenes for Cat’s Forest soon, but school just started, so we’ll see how fast I can move.
Technically, school started today, but all I had to do was lay around and read A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which I find quite enjoyable. I’m doing all Shakespeare for Great Books this year (YIPPEE!!). I decided to try and read Midsummer in one day (because I’m crazy), and Mama let me only do that for school today (because she’s wonderful). Shakespeare’s writing style is one of the most beautiful things that ever happened.
“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows;
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight;
And there the snake throws her enamell’d skin,
Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in. . .” (20)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dover Publications, Inc.
In other news, I got all the geeky Middle Earth books for Christmas/my birthday, and I’m so happy!
I also got two other novels, so I’ve been mostly reading lately, and the written words have dropped significantly. When I finish the five Christmas books I have left, I’m hoping to get back to my own stories–to be honest, I kinda’ miss them.
And (because random, silly Middle Earth pictures are apparently the thing right now), this is my favorite variation of this quote yet:
I’m loving this so much! 😉
Happy Thursday, my friends!