It’s been a bit of a slow start to the Classic Children’s Literature Event this year. Perhaps we are all under the weather? That is, the weather outside! Locally it’s certainly been a bit on the nasty side: cold, bitterly so a couple days (you know it’s been cold and windy when 15 F/-9.4 C feels warm) and with snow perfectly timed to make my drives into work in the mornings annoying to say the least. Which means later to work than I plan which means time must be made up which means less time for reading. And that’s not very nice…
So I haven’t finished anything this week, though I did start Treasure Island, and I’m still working on Le avventure di Pinocchio. But I will trade out Italian for English this week, as I simply don’t have enough time to make it through the Italian before the end of the month.
I did see on Twitter that Plethora has finished two books, The Book of Three and Winnie-the-Pooh. I look forward to her thoughts on both.
If you’ve posted on a book for the event and I missed it, please let me know!
In non-event news, Amateur Reader (Tom) has been posting a seriesonItalianliterature. His first post, a reading list of the top 14th-16th century Italian literature makes me want to abandon my 2015 non-plans for a little Italian reading marathon. (Though isn’t that why I had non-plans–so I could follow my whim?) At any rate, I’ve updated my I libri italiani project page. One of the authors in this list is Gaspara Stampa, a Renaissance poet–and a woman. How hard it can be to find women in translation from centuries past! I may not actually go on an Italian lit binge, but after my enjoyment of Siglo de oro poetry last spring, I may try out some of the poets I’ve just added to my list. (Note: the Amanda of one year ago wouldn’t believe she’d be adding more poetry to her project lists.)