Monday, September 19, 2016

Bits and Pieces of Our Days: The Avatar Edition (Plus Jane and Pete)

Our current mom/daughter shared TV show is Avatar: The Last Airbender


The fun! The adventure! 
The laughs! The character development! 
I love me a good redemption story, too, so I'm enjoying the unfolding of this one with my girls. (They've already seen the whole series, so they are indulging me, watching it again.)  
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Jane! Where have you been all our lives? 


Ramona and I are loving L.M. Montgomery's Jane of Lantern Hill. So good! Why did I wait so long to read this one? Oh, Superior Jane, you are our current favorite literary heroine.

In Avatar terms, this is how we feel about Jane: 

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We went with my parents a couple of weeks ago to see Pete's Dragon. We all thought it was lovely. I generally don't have to write movie reviews since Steven Greydanus reads my mind so handily.

His review is here, at Decent Films, for your (and my) convenience.

In Avatar terms, Pete and Elliot did this to us:


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But back to Avatar! 
Here's what I thought when I saw the episode about Appa's lost days:


I could do this all day, but I really shouldn't. 
I need to get some sleep so I can read more about Superior Jane (I particularly like doing voices for Dad and Grandmother) tomorrow and gear up for some final battles. And there'll be leaf juice to be made! 

10 comments:

Tamara said...

Favorite literary heroine? That is high praise from you, Karen! I will have to put Jane on my reading list.

Karen Edmisten said...

Well, current favorite, Tamara. We can be a fickle duo, Ramona and I. :)
But truly, Jane is delightful, and you really can't go wrong with L.M. Montgomery. We're about halfway through, and it's just delightful.

Karen Edmisten said...

Oops, I said delightful too many times.
But it is. :)

Abby Badillo said...

I am currently reading Anne out loud to my kids, and love everything LMM! Somehow I may have missed Jane though. Have you read Pat of Silver Bush? It is hard to pick a favorite, but I have a soft spot for that one...

Karen Edmisten said...

Abby, no, I've never read that one! I will have to track it down. Never-ending riches. :)

Abby Badillo said...

Awesome! There is a sequel, too, Mistress Pat. You are going to love the supporting characters! On a mostly unrelated note, I just finished reading a fabulous science memoir, Lab Girl. I instinctively feel like you might like it (one of the rare books I read and then immediately reread) and it might even be a good book to share with your girls if they are at all interested in science! I shared quite a few of the scientific anecdotes with my daughter, though it was the memoir itself that kept me hooked.

Karen Edmisten said...

Abby, I just bought both of the Pat books on Kindle for 99 cents, although I'm guessing I'll end up wanting to buy hard copies of them. :) Thanks for mentioning them!

Lab Girl has been on my TBR list for a few months now! Glad to hear you loved it. I love memoirs. Anne-with-an-e would be interested in it, too, I think. She switched her major to English but she has completed a biology minor. :)

Tamara said...

I dont know that one can be too delighted! :)

Tamara said...

I dont know that one can be too delighted! :)

Karen Edmisten said...

Agreed, Tamara! :)