Five Fall Favorites, Day 4: Western and Inspiration (Animals, that is)
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Today is ‘western’ and ‘inspirational’ day. Now, I couldn’t remember reading any books that counted as ‘inspirational,’ so … yeah. I guess I just don’t need inspiring. XD So I replaced ‘inspirational’ with ‘animals.’ Yeah … that is a genre … 😛
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(I admit I never read books of this genre … well, almost never, as you can see I scrounged up five ‘westerns’ … although I admit they aren’t really … at least, not most of them …)
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
Childhood favorite. <3 It’s so sweet. I must have read it fifteen or twenty times … but then, I’ve probably read a fifty books fifteen or twenty times … but just because I don’t show favoritism amongst my
babies books doesn’t mean I don’t love them all individually. 😛
This Hostile Land by Willowy Whisper
Wow … a little violent … COOL! *deep sigh at own lack of sensitivity* Anyway, it ended super abruptly, but what can you expect from a story this short, and I love it anyway. 🙂 I love the cover too much for words! (*considers actually hiring Willowy Whisper as a cover designer* *glances over shoulder at beautiful covers for The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy* *decides to put thoughts about it on hold until I actually finish the series and need more covers designed*
Fitting In by Rebekah Morris
I believe I received a Kindle copy of this short story for a review, and I was really impressed. Oftentimes short stories don’t contain the amount of character development, plot development, and setting development I like to see … but this one really did! The girl on the cover *cough cough* isn’t Elizabeth, though. (What? My mental image is totally offended by that girl! So there!)
The Old River Road by Ivy Rose
Oh, my gosh, THIS BOOK! It’s like … Laura Ingalls Wilder + Maud Hart Lovelace + Gene Stratton Porter + awesomesauce. OH MY GOSH WILLIAM AND CLARA!!! … and kids. Finally, someone is having a big family IN A BOOK.
Other books characters: “Ooh, we have a kid! We’re so blessed … Not that we’re gonna have another, because apparently having just one is very Victorian. How very modern of us.”
William and Clara: “Ten? Nah, that’s not enough.” <3 <3 <3 <3
Go buy yourself a copy now! I’m gonna have to get myself a paperback copy sooner or later … the Kindle copy I have just isn’t cutting it! 😀
*tries to wait until the next book comes out* *enters up huddled in a corner crying*
The Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
I don’t think this one needs a lot of explanation … my personal favorite is either On the Banks of Plum Creek (for my child-self) or These Happy Golden Years (for my grownup self). Or … you know, Little Town on the Prairie is awesome. Or … or … or … 😉
(This is a genre I read (or used to read) a lot of, actually …)
Owls in the Family by Farley Mowatt
This book is so hilarious! 😀
The one time I can stand owls … *makes exaggerated chopping motions* *war whoops and runs threateningly towards trees*
Socks by Beverly Cleary
One of my favorite books, the only one I’ve ever read about a cat that makes sense. 🙂
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
I’m sorry … this one just had to be here! I absolutely adore this book, honestly.
I used it for research for one story I wrote forever ago, too …
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
I used to read soooo many dog books … and this was one of my favorites. Sweet and sad and heartbreaking and hilarious. 🙂 I adore the movie, too … or I used to. I haven’t watched it in maybe five years. XD
King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
This one is amazing! It’s a true story, too. 🙂
Today my room is …
Take a seat … literally! *cracks up* Yeah … I’m writing this late …
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Ooh, Owls in the Family is HILARIOUS. It like one of the only books I laughed out loud at. 😛
I know, it is really funny, isn’t it. 😀
I love “The Old River Road”! And “King of the Wind” is a great read too!
I’m definitely going to read The Old River Road. 🙂 and Fitting In. I also remember enjoying the Marguerite Henry books. I think I have them all. 😛
The Old River Road is absolutely fantastic, and Fitting In is very good! I think I already said that, though … 😉
I love Black Beauty and Caddie Woodland! The Little House series is AMAZING too – I must have read some of them fifteen times!
I used to think I was just like Laura … well, I’m not, but we have some things in common … #selfrighteoussibling 😉
Me too! 😉
I want to read The Old River Road so bad! Some of these other book look interesting as well.
I loved Black Beauty as a little girl!! 🙂
I still love it! 😛
King of the Wind is my absolute favorite horse book! Have you read about Man O’ War or Seabiscuit?
Yes, both. Well … I think I’ve read about Man o’ War and I watched a movie about Seabiscuit … so kind!? XD
The Ralph Moody book about Seabiscuit is fantastic.
I really want to read “Old River Road” now. 😀 Ooh, I’ve read “Socks” and “Owls in the Family”. I really liked “Socks”, and I’ve read it through in one sitting several times. 😉
Same here! Socks is amazing! 😀
Ah, some books I’m familiar with! 😉 I’ve read the Little House books, Old River Road <3, Fitting In, & This Hostile Land <3.
They’re similar, but both differently awesome. 😛
Fun list!! I agree about “Old River Road.” 🙂 And animals! 🙂 Didn’t think about that genre, but what a great one! 😀
I enjoyed reading James Heriot’s Favorite Dog Stories and his cat stories one also! 🙂 I liked raeding Caddie Woodlawn!
*Needs to go get The Old River Road* Ah yes, Black Beauty. A sad, yet beautiful classic! Thanks again for sharing!
I love Socks!!!!!! 🙂
I might have to read This Hostile Land.
OMGoodness! I <3 King of the wind!