Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Read-a-thon, Day 7

Yesterday I began the first book in the Lark Rise to Candleford trilogy (this copy has all three in it), Lark Rise. 
I really love the way this book looks. I love the painting on the cover. 
The Lark Rise to Candleford television show is one of my favorites so I have been looking forward to reading this book for such a long time. 

It is semi-autobiographical and I believe that the character of Laura is based on Flora herself. I am not 100% sure on this though so I will have to do some more research about that. 
One of the other things I love about this book so far are the inside illustrations. 
Most of the chapters have a drawing at the heading that has something to do with that chapter. 

So far this book doesn't seem to have a plot or storyline necessarily as much as it is just thoughts/memories about the people and hamlet of Lark Rise. 
I didn't get very far yesterday. I am only a few chapters in, but I am enjoying it so far. 
Flora's writing style is really nice and I enjoy the descriptions of the area and the people. 

One of my favorite descriptions so far was of the end house. The End house is where Laura lives with her family. 

" Looking at the hamlet from a distance, one house would have been seen, a little apart, and turning its back on its neighbors as though about to run away into the fields."

I am excited to read some more of this today. I doubt I will finish it during this last day of the read-a-thon but I am excited to have got this far this week!

*Did you do any reading yesterday? 


Donna said...

I like those illustrations too. I always see this show in the TV listings for PBS and I think I'd like it. One day I will actually watch it!

cheryl said...

I will talk about it sometime in the next few weeks. It is a great show.

The Kings said...

Sounds good! Right now I am reading our Book Club book then I will get started on this book.

The Kings said...

Oh I need to read "Far From the Madding Crowd" too. So many books and so little time. I am impressed by what you were able to do!

cheryl said...

Thanks! I am surprised I was able to read so much actually. I am a pretty fast reader anyway, but still I think having Maddy be home sick that one day and not feeling great myself actually made it easier to have time to read. :)