Since the missus and I will be busy with our own Christmas celebrations tomorrow, I figured I'd post my #1 song and book selections tonight. The missus is busy in the kitchen anyway and doesn't require my assistance. The dogs are asleep on their pillows in the den with me.
So on to my final selections of my Top Ten lists.
|Katy B and KDA - Turn the Music Louder|
" Great story. I had great difficulty putting it down. Jane is a fantastic character; strong, intelligent, independent. I liked how she stood up to her cousin, how well she did at the boarding school she was sent to (as an outcast) and how she performed at Rochester's home when she became governess to his ward, the lovely Adelie.
Even with the 'plot device' as my wife calls it, which kind of makes you go, 'yeah right', it's a fantastic story; a love story, a Gothic romance at times, an adventure (Jane's life is an adventure) and just a great work of fiction. There were characters I liked very much; Mrs. Fairfax (Rochester's house keeper), who treats Jane so caringly, after a life of much tribulation for Jane; St. John's sisters, Diana and Mary, both lovely, who take Jane and make her part of their family; even the headmistress of the boarding school, who loves her charges, even under the strictures of the school's Master.
The scenes with Rochester's 'wife' are quite intense and even spooky. The description of the north of England, where the story takes place, is well - crafted. The story is excellent, the characters well-developed and I'm glad that I read it finally. I guess I'll now have to try Emily Bronte's, Wuthering Heights again now, after avoiding it in high school. :)"
So there you have it, my top ten books and songs of 2016. I hope it was enjoyable for you, as enjoyable as it was for me to create it. Now, on to 2017! Tally-ho!
Have a great Christmas and best wishes for 2017. Thank you to anyone who has taken the time to glance through this Blog.