Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Discussion: Filling in the Gaps
One of the glaring omissions from my reading history was Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. As far as I can remember, I think I had the wrong impression of what kind of story it was. In my mind it was lumped with the Little House books (which I have never wanted to read). Of course, this book is completely different and I was wrong. I'm very happy now to have read this bright and touching story and, as you can guess, I regret not having read it sooner. I think it might have made a difference at a certain point in my life when I had some tough decisions to make.
Do you like to fill in your reading history by reading books you missed as a child or do you feel that ship has sailed? What are the books you've chosen to read late? Do you have others that you still plan to read? I have two books here that I plan to read in the coming year--Treasure Island and The Swiss Family Robinson--and now I'm actually thinking of creating a list of other childhood classics that I don't want to miss! I look forward to filling in the gaps.
Mending the tapestry,