Friday, September 5, 2014

Favorite Things Friday || Audio Books and Crochet

After finishing thirty hours in three days between both jobs, I am finally relaxing listening to Heidi by Johanna Spyri and crocheting. Enjoying books this way has become one of my favorite pastimes recently. 

I love "reading" books that movies I have seen are based on. I am also currently reading, print version, An English Governess at the Siamese Court: Being Recollections of Six Years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok by Anna Harriette Leonowens. The autobiographical version of The King and I. My favorite part so far was finding out that when the king asked Anna how old she is she really answered that she's 150 years old! She writes a lot about the history of Siam as well as her own experiences in teaching the royal children and some of the king's wives. It's very interesting!

Crocheting Cables. I've got quite a bit more to do, but it should move along quickly. I'll post some more once everything is finished and hopefully there will be an etsy update too, :)


What are your favorite books that you've also seen the movie version of?



4 comments:

  1. Wow, I didn't even know you could crochet cables! :) Looks good so far.
    Listening to audio books sounds fun, especially those ones you mentioned. Hmm...well, I've read all the Jane Austen books (sans Lady Susan), The Swiss Family Robinson, Heidi, North and South, Cranford...just to name a few classics. Haha, I like classics in case you couldn't tell. :P

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    1. Thanks, Paige! I just borrowed the audio book of Pride and Prejudice, so I'll be starting that soon. I think it's fantastic that you love the classics. I definitely gravitate toward classics too. Besides Heidi, I've most recently listened to Little Men and Peter Pan.

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  2. Hmm…a lot of movies differ from the books. I'm a Jane Austen fan and I like J.R.R. Tolkien books, but sometimes I love the book and don't like the movie!
    Kathryn

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    1. That's definitely true, Kathryn. I love how books go so much more in depth with characters that in the movie you feel like you just barely get to meet them.

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