Friday, October 03, 2008

At Home in Mitford...

If you haven't had the chance to listen to these books on tape... do. They are lovely; really sweet to listen to. John McDonough does such a fantastic job reading these books so fantastic in fact that you get the sense of the characters so much you feel like they really are your neighbors.. people you see everyday.

Every once in a while, a book like this is a must. Full of faith and optomism, they are the perfect foil to the rantings of TV journalists who spew forth doom and destruction at every turn. Sometimes the spirit just needs a break.

I personally have been exhausted by the gloom of the past weeks. I hope the congress can get their act together and we can get this financial mess sorted or atleast begin sorting it. I couldn't even make myself watch the VP debates last night... This election, while extremely important has lasted an eternity.

If you are feeling like me, a mini vacation to Mitford is just the thing. These books are perfect with a basket full of ironing and a cold drink.

8 comments:

michelle said...

You are exactly right, on all points in this post. Election-an eternity. Being a grown up-very stressful. Going to Mitford-really good idea!

Circe said...

I love Mitford. I love to go there and get away from it all, knowing that I won't have to rush through to the end to find out what happens, because, well, not much of anything does! Mitford books are my comfort books, like a cup of hot cocoa. I LOVE your fairy boxes! Do you ever make Chinese fairies for special orders? :)

Motherboard said...

Isn't this interesting... I really did not like these books. I found them boring and I felt myself wanting to bang my head against the wall.

This is why reading is so fun and wonderful-- there are so many things to learn!

Shauna said...

Once again...you are the best! Great recommendation! I am soooo over this campaign season...it has been an eternity!

Shelese said...

OH shoot, you shouldn't have skipped the VP debates... one or two of the presidential ones would have been fine but the VP debate?? you stinker ;) now who am I going to talk to about them? :)

Jack Sprat / Mo said...

http://www.amazon.com/Miss-Fannies-Hat-Picture-Puffins/dp/0140568123/ref=sr_1_20?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223270333&sr=1-20
I read all the Mitford series some years ago, but it would be great to hear them on CD again. I have this little book in my library.

Jack Sprat / Mo said...

If that link didn't come through it's Miss Fannie's Hat from Amazon

Jack Sprat / Mo said...

Also "Violet Comes to Stay" 1 & 2 by Jan Karon books for children
I know the cake recipe is somewhere too