Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Books o' the Month: Pippi Longstocking, Voyager, Drums of Autumn

Do you remember the Pippi Longstocking movies filmed in Swedish, dubbed in English, that were such a treat to watch on TV when we were kids?  They were based on books by Astrid LindgrenPippi Longstocking, Pippi Goes on Board, Pippi in the South Seas.  These stories are outrageous, hilarious, and sweet, with just a touch of politically incorrectness that you may want to edit out as you read them to your youngsters.  Highly enjoyable!

And...continuing on with Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series.  I finished Voyager and have about 150 pages left in Drums of Autumn, which I will probably finish this evening (who really needs their laundry folded, anyway?).  I have read about four thousand pages of Gabaldon books thus far since the first of October.  And I still want to know what will happen next?!  Seriously entertaining escapist reading, my dears.

Check out what the other dearies are reading over at Some of a Kind for Turn the Page ... Tuesday, today!


  1. You have been reading reading reading! 4000 pages. wow. That sure is a lot. Must be some good books! I've never read Pipi. Sounds like I should!

  2. Okay, I just started Outlander and we just completed episode two (season 1) of Downton Abbey. We are hooked!! Hence my absence blogging. :)

  3. I LOVED Pipi when I was a kid! A couple of years ago I read Drums of Autumn not realizing it was part of a series. I remember liking it but I think I would have enjoyed it much better if I had read the others first!

  4. Those Pipi movies were awesome, absolutely loved them. Lucky girl living by herself with a horse and a monkey and tons of gold. But I think my favorite was when they go to help her pirate dad. good times.
    You go girl reading those Gabaldon books! Dang, I am so impressed! :)