Monday, June 11, 2012

Stick To It.

From The Railway Children (our latest Audible listen) by Edith Nesbit: 
"Stick to it," said Peter, "everything has an end, and you get to it if you only keep all on."

Which is quite true, if you come to think of it, and a useful thing to remember in seasons of trouble - such as measles, arithmetic, impositions, and those times when you are in disgrace, and feel as though no one will ever love you again and you will never - never again - love anybody."
Maybe this commentary on perseverance will brighten someone else's day as much as it brightened mine.

Also in our Audible Library:
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz read by Anne Hathaway.  Her voices are funny and engaging, but the voice of Oz is particularly annoying.
  • The Trumpet of the Swan read by E. B. White.  I can't wait to listen to this so I can hear exactly what he had in mind when he wrote the book.  On the sample I heard, his voice is slow and relaxed.  Remind me to update you on what we thought after we listen to the whole thing.
  • The Count of Monte Cristo.  For me.  The Husband laughed (good naturedly, of course) every time he got home from work and found me cooking supper with the articulate, accented voice of John Lee blaring from my phone.  After listening for 47 hours (really), I feel like I have the gist of the story, but I need to listen again to really appreciate it.  So many details!  By the way, John Lee is a very boring name to belong to such an exciting voice.
  • Gilgamesh by Stephen Mitchell.  A "new treatment of the world's oldest epic," according to the description on Audible.  Because I never read it, and it is on "the list."  Not for children.  Well, now I've read it...listened to it, at least.  I don't think my ninth grader will be reading this particular version...
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Anonymous said...

That was an excellent quote - thank you!

AIMA said...

You're welcome. Don't you love it when you find a thought you can identify with stated more eloquently than you could have ever stated it yourself?