Saturday, December 02, 2006

Curiouser and Curiouser

I keep thinking about Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday, a lot. I read it aloud to the older kids this summer and since picked it up for them on audio tape (they've listened to it a lot - Gus actually has a routine where he recites parts of it in a Gollum voice - it's pretty funny!).

I don't ever remember having a book "grow" on me in quite this way before. I'll try to explain more of the whys and wherefores some time later.

In the meantime, I'd like to share that the Library tree is a great success so far. They've sold about half of the books already and have asked for some additional ornaments! I'm going to include some of Melissa Wiley's Little House prequels and some picture book biographies in the new list (I'll post the list sometime in the next few days).

I'm off to clean the house for our December teen discussion night tomorrow and I have to re-read the Gospel of Luke for the occasion. Happy first Sunday of Advent! (even if it is a little early)

5 comments:

Dr. Thursday said...

Oh, now I'm curious. What parts are they? I'm trying hard to imagine a Gollum-part in it... Then again, I just saw a little piece of one of the Star Wars thing and keep hearing Yoda... Maybe this could be a great spoof, to do Thursday with fictional character voices. That could be as much fun as Jules' schizologue. Oh, my. You have to see it to believe it.

Perhaps you can arrange a Love2Learn presentation at the upcoming ChesterCon. Hee hee.

nutmeg said...

I'll have to pick that one up. You've mentioned it so much on your blog...it's a wonder I haven't yet! Guess I'm kinda slow. :)

I've had a few books grow on me, like "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint Exupery; and "The Great Divorce" by C.S. Lewis.

Have you read Chesterton's "Four Faultless Felons"? I just finished it for my book club. Very enjoyable.

Ria said...

The quote was:
"No one would regret an interference by the archdeacon as much as I, I hope it will not come to that, but for the last time, where are your galoshes? The thing is really too bad especially after what uncle said."
Gus did a great job with expressions, it was sooooo funny!

Dr. Thursday said...

Oh.... Ah!!! (hee hee)

Yes, that is VERY CLEARLY a Gollumable phrase.

When someone figures out what it means, please contact Gabriel Syme c/o The Last Crusade.

I sincerely hope you (that is, as many of you as possible) will be at the next ChesterCon...

Love2Learn Mom said...

Well, I can virtually guarantee that we won't be stuck at home with chicken pox for this one!