Saturday, November 19, 2022

What I've Been Reading Lately

The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7)I finally finished reading The Chronicles of Narnia.  The Last Battle was a great ending to the series.  It was fun to see some of our favorite characters from other books make an appearance.  One of my favorite scenes in the book involves some talking mice feeding a human small bits of food and tiny drinks of water until he is satisfied.


"And peace, Eustace.  Do not scold, like a kitchen-girl.  No warrior scolds.  Courteous words or else hard knocks are his only language."

"He knew why they were laughing and joined in the laugh himself.  But very quickly they all became grave again: for, as you know, there is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious.  It is too good to waste on jokes."

Stillmeadow Calendar: A Countrywoman's Journal

I have been continuing to read through Stillmeadow Calendar by Gladys Taber month-by-month.  Each month she writes about the things going on in her community, the world and at Stillmeadow.  It is a joy to read.

Here are some of my favorite quotes from November:

"When the air is blue with haze and smells of woodsmoke and the sun is gentle and dreamy; I sit on the terrace by the old well house and read, turning the pages slowly and most of the time just sitting."

"There isn't really any such thing as summer reading, I think, or winter reading; there is just reading."

"I cannot understand women who 'adore shopping'. I have a friend who can spend a whole day looking for a hat.  I never wear hats.  I gave away the ones I had a long time ago.  When it snows, I tie one of those slippery things on my head.  And I never go to a formal affair, so I only need casual clothes, easy to work in, easy to run in and out in."

Anne of Windy Poplars (Anne of Green Gables #4)Next I started reading Anne of Windy Poplars.  I have been meaning to get to this for over a year.  I only got a few chapters in when some books I requested from the library came in.  I put it aside so I could read my library books.  I was enjoying it and will pick it up again.

Castle Deadly, Castle Deep (A Dinner and a Murder Mystery, #2)I am currently reading Castle Deadly, Castle Deep by Victoria Bond.  It is the second book in the Dinner and a Murder Mystery series.  I should finish it this weekend.

I hope you are all well and cozy this weekend!

~ Gretchen


  1. Nice selection of books. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 Katies Cottage

  2. Nice choices! Have a good week. (lghiggins)

  3. Oh I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Anne of Green Gables. I started reading through the series years ago, but only got through book three. I am going to have to commit to that for 2023 because I really, really want to read the entire series. The Stillmeadow Calendar looks really, really interesting.

    1. This is my first time reading this far into the Anne series and I would really like to finish the series as well.