Wednesday, 8 March 2006

A Wet Wednesday !

I got ready earlier ,and went to the shops,I thought it had stopped raining ,well it had ........but as soon as I was some way from home it started again ,you know that fine mizzley stuff ,well I could have saved myself the trouble of doing my hair before I went out ! I came home looking like a drowned rat .Its not cold though .

Maurice is on the first of his three nights ,So Scooby and I are home alone .When he's here Maurice likes to watch Countdown ,then Deal or no Deal ,I have to admit I quite like ,to watch the latter .Noel Edmunds has'nt changed one iota ,since his days with that silly Mr Blobby ,and before that even .Then its Richard and Judy ,I dont always watch them though have to admit to enjoying their book reviews~this evening they were discussing a book written by an American Author ,Grealdine Brooke entitled 'March',which was you remember the surname of our favourite 'Little Women',by Loisa May Alcott,I lost count of the times I read that ,and remember ,when we won a first round of a drama festival ,in the Womens Institute Drama group,we had to put together a five minute sketch rather quickly as we had'nt anticipated winning !,we adapted a short passage from 'Little Women ',........."Christmas wont be Christmas ,without presents grumbled Jo".........I cant remember if we went on to the next round ,but no matter I'm losing my thread !..... Oh yes 'March 'is about  father ,to the girls Meg Amy Jo and Beth ,who with Marmee,stayed at home ,whilst father it turns out was a Chaplain to the troops fighting in the civil war ,this book  tells the story from Fathers point of view ,telling of the bloody battles ,the slavery ,and aparently Father became involved with one Grace !who later encourages him to go home to the family and Marmee is aware of this when Father comes home though neither mention it ,all of these details I gleened from the reviewers ,and I'm now wanting to read the book for myself ,I am an avid reader ,I love book shops and scour charity shops and market stalls for more booty .Enjoy your evening folks .

                                                   Love fromJan xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

23 comments:

wobblymoo said...

Enjoy yours too xxx

sdrogerson said...

Sounds as though it might be a very interesting book

aniracj said...

I'm more than a bit cracked, so does that mean I have gone off, lol, or am I still a good egg? I got wet today as well, but we had more than mizzle here!!!

msecz said...

I love books too but have so many I don't know where to put them any more.. :) Hope you enjoy your evening, Sandra

nedmoh said...

Hello again Jan, it was nice to talk to you on the phone.I heard that book mentioned on Richard and Judy,"March" it sounded interesting.Theres not much on Tely tonight,although I have been watching "The Apprentice"......With Love Jeanxx

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan, wasn`t the weather awful today?  It it doesn`t dry up soon I think I`ll go rusty...lol!  I love books too and love looking round second hand bookshops.  My MIL used to tell me off saying that I would get germs from old books...lol! :o)

Sandra xxxxx

mllevl said...

My fav book of all time. I have NEVER forgiven Jo for not marrying Lauri(spelling?) though.  Must get a copy of the book you mention. I did hear part of the review this evening when Richard said it was very bloodthirsty  but hadn't realised it was the father of Little Women they were discussing...I too love to read and scour the charity shops and book shops.

jeanno43 said...

Mizzley, what a great word, I love it.  Oh yes, I read Little Women several times when I was young and remember the movie as well.  I used to buy lots of second hand books.

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faircolleen said...

I have never read Little Women . . .yet! Can you believe that Jan?My stepfather got me a copy a few years ago ,its a hardback copy and in the front cover it says "presented by somebody Torrance to (little girls name ,cant remember now and its in a box somehwere) aged six at the Glasgow childrens library on behalf of something or other. . . in 1901! So. . . if any scottish person reads your journal Jan I would like to know who this Torrance  chap is . . .and I would love to give the book to the little girls family.I must get round to reading it too.

rachealcarol said...

Haven't read little women since school Jan, I'm tempted to pick it up again now you've mentioned it.  We had loads of rain today.  I've watched Deal or no Deal, it's become very popular, I dare say they'll be a board game out soon.  Rache

haileen2003 said...

Seems to be 'Rainy' everywhere today ~ours is the 'Cats and Dogs' kind.I'm normally on my own (Wed) but Allan and I changed it this week...Don't read much fiction,but 'Little Women' is a favourite Story,  Love Books and Book shops..
Aileen....X

lsfp1960 said...

It wet and very windy here in Washington today, too.  And they keep saying we may get snow Wednesday night or Thursday.  It's so windy up north of Seattle they have closed the floating bridge over Seattle's Lake Washington.  Also several mountain passes are closed due to wind, heavy snow & avalanche danger.  I thought Spring was coming ?!?!?!   I loved "Little Women" both in book form and the several versions of movies that have been made over the years. Love you graphics.....Linda in wet & windy northwest Washington.

southernmush said...

Hi ! I wanted to come by and tell you that I enjoy your journal its wonderful. I think that your journal is quite heartwarming and as good as a hot cup of tea. I hope you are here at J-Land for a long, long time........I'll be back soon to visit you. Take care.

jaymact1 said...

You are a person after my own heart with all your books I too love book shops and the charity book shops because I always have to have a pile ready to read. At the moment doing really well with that. Sorry you got soaked in the rain.  Love Joan.

jules19642001 said...

I love books, hope you enjoy yours...........Jules xx
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woodsey2 said...

I don't like reading but if i like the first few pages will normally go on and finish it.  Enjoy your book.

Jo xx

elainey2465 said...

I've actually become addicted to Deal or no Deal - love it!!! Laine xxx
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wrigleyrachey said...

Hi, thank you for visiting my journal and for leaving a positive comment. Like you I love books.I bought Jane Austin from a charity shop.I love her writing.How did such a plain young woman write such passion,when she had never experienced love.Sadly died at a young age, but leaving us such a legacy in her books, not to mention the film version of Pride & Predudice. Mr.Darcy wonderfully acted by the truly gorgeous Colin Firth. I once did drama at college, it was suposed to be a sad play but for some reason the audience broke into hysterical laughter.was it my acting I wonder?
love your journal.
Rach.xhttp://journals.aol.co.uk/wrigleyrachey/Weightwatcherswatchthis/

plieck30 said...

We say it a little different-- yard sales, garage sales, estate sales, flea markets and thrift stores. I like em' all, not that I need to buy anything but how can I pass up such a good bargain. Love your journal, Paula

ally123130585918 said...

Little women and Jo's boys two of my favourite books and yes I am going to buy "March" ~ "Mizzley" that describes that misty kind of rain ~ that ruins you hair do ~ Ally

icklemisssexpot said...

LOLOLOL love that graphic   Caff xxx

jmoqueen said...

That books sounds fab :-)  I do like the reviews on Richard and Judy but I never get home in time :-(

kokoapuffy1 said...

I loved that book and movie. I also loved Eight Cousins and Rose In Bloom, by Alcott. Will have to get a copy of March, and we can all do a j-land book review. LOL!     ~Deborah