And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother.
I sympathize deeply with the little boy in this Bible story. I wish someone would carry me to my mother. I miss my family a lot right now.
However, I will think of the happiness that will be mine next month when I see, not only my family, but also my beloved CBCs. *insert Hallelujah chorus here*
The main reason my head is feeling so pushed around right now is because so much is going on inside of it. I have been trying to juggle about four different big story ideas at once, not to mention writing a few short stories and essays for more practical reasons. I am happy to announce that I had a sort of breakthrough for my Jessamine Warbling series. Actually, I had two or three big ideas for that, one of which was generously supplied by Kiri. I think she only did it because the story puts Judith in the spotlight, but we won't delve too deeply into the motives here.
And then, I have been reading so many different books lately, including Shirley by Charlotte Bronte. Let me just say that Charlotte Bronte's books, aside from Jane Eyre, are seriously underrated. Why do we not have BBC adaptions of Shirley and Villette, both of which I enjoyed more than JE. Our movie industry is seriously lax in these matters.
I must insist that you all rush out and read both of these woefully neglected books right away. First of all, the men in these books have infinitely better morals than Mr. R, which makes me happier to cheer them on. And in Shirley we have a large and generous dose of Victorian feminism, which made me laugh a little. Plus, Shirley is a funny character, and she has a high sense of humor that does not often occur in young ladies in Victorian fiction.
Also, I have been on a P.G. Wodehouse reading binge. Here is an appropriate place for putting a Jeeves and Wooster screen shot.
|I think I shall adopt this saying for my own personal use.|
My mother once told me that my writing style is reminiscent of Wodehouse, which made me scratch my head in confusion. At the time I was unfamiliar with this wonderful author. Then I started reading him, and now I am eternally grateful to my mother and her excellent taste in literature. (You can read whatever you want to into that statement.)
I have just the screenshot for this situation.
And there you have it.
I also started rereading LOTR. After The Hobbit trailer came out three days ago, I was so excited that I had to do something about it, so I started reading The Fellowship of the Ring. I am currently on The Two Towers. In case you are thinking that this is abnormally fast, I must remind you that the nature of my job (answering phones and connecting calls) allows me to read for basically eight hours every day. In between chapters I can check blogger and dash off a post, if the spirit so moves.
So, yes, I have been reading a lot. Oh, and I am also reading a book called Out of Time by Alton Gansky. It is a Christian suspense novel. Usually I am wary of modern Christian fiction, but the blurb looked rather interesting, so I thought I would give it a try. So far it is exciting, and there isn't any romance yet because it's about a forty-odd former Navy officer and two younger Navy officers taking five troubled teens out on a boat to build their character. I can see romance on the far horizon, but since the main plot revolves around a lost WWI submarine, I don't think I need to worry about things getting unbearably mushy.
I've also been reading some of Kiri's work, but I shan't elaborate. I have no doubt that we will all be hearing about this soon. Right, Kiri?
Thanks for reading, and God bless,