>Does Anyone Win An Argument With Strider?
In November, during nano, I finally experienced what most of you have known about for quite some time. I had a major character take the reins from my hands and assert his own will upon my carefully constructed outline.
Of course, I was most unhappy about his sudden independent streak and I let him, and everyone else, know about it. As a result, I still haven’t figured out exactly how I’m going to end the book, but it turned out that the story is much improved. I refuse to give him any snaps or high-fives; I don’t want to encourage anarchy. He does have my respect, though….
So, okay. I can deal, to a point, with a character changing part of a story. But, lately, I’m feeling a bit like Mo (Inkheart for those of you who’ve never read it). Characters not of my own creation are calling out to me, demanding my attention.
You may recall that I had a whole reading list lined up. Ha!!! Let me show you how it’s turning out.
I did finish this book. For it’s time, it must have been very frightening and I think Wells was visionary in his depiction of the Martians and their probable advanced technology and physiology.
Still, I was glad to finish it…..
I was supposed to read Of Mice and Men next, but this book kept calling to me; and I answered.
I loved it. Really. It’s beautifully written and one of my favorite things is how it treats families.
If you get a chance, I highly recommend this book for your TBR list.
I believe I read somewhere that L. K. Madigan intended to write a sequel.
I hope and pray she will get the chance…..
Honey wanted to watch a movie Sunday night. So, for dinner, we had breakfast and watched Despicable Me. Oh My Gosh! It’s adorable! We laughed out loud all the way through it. I actually like this movie better than Up, which is pretty awesome.
If you haven’t seen it, go get it and watch it!
Since I skipped Of Mice and Men, I intended to start that one next.
While flipping through channels before starting the movie, we came across Fellowship of the Ring.
All I could see in my mind was Strider, sitting in the bar, watching the hobbits get drunk and forget to be cautious.
Mind you, this isn’t the Strider from the movie.
This is the one from the book.
The one that can be a bit unsettling at times.
Okay. I can deal with reading change ups, too. What I’m struggling with, and don’t laugh too hard, is the time of year it is.
See, I feel like Fellowship is an Autumn read. Not a Winter read.
All evening, I told Strider that it’s just not the right time of year to let him and his companions out.
He’s terribly stubborn.
He narrowed his eyes at me.
I told him that I needed crisp, colorful leaves and frost on the ground.
He pointed out that there’s plenty of snow right outside my window.
I reminded him that all the colorful leaves were gone and that Rivendell would feel all wrong.
He uncrossed his ankles, removed the pipe from his mouth, and leaned forward, staring hard into my eyes.
I sighed deeply.
He settled back into his corner.
I guess I’m reading LOTR next….
Does this happen to any of you? To you talk to characters that others have created? Do ya reckon I need a huggie jacket?
Happy Monday 🙂