Daddy long legs

daddy long legs novelSpoiler alert

Lovely book, at least the first 95% of it. I guess the ending is fine given the time the book was written. It’s an interesting read that gives insights into a Judy’s life in college, coming from a orphanage and  rooming with the elite. It is so well written that at times it felt unethical (seemed like reading someone else’s diary) :). I absolutely enjoyed reading the book and loved the parts where it gives a perspective of a child brought up in an orphanage. The things that others take for granted is such a luxury to some. I would have loved another ending but alas!

The ending I was hoping for:

DLL is actually a woman, Master Jervie’s mom, who wants to empower orphaned girls by providing education. (That would explain why DLL, shows interest in girls and sponsors only girls from this orphanage). And coincidentally the mom’s niece is the Pendleton who rooms with Judy. Jervie meeting Judy is a mere coincidence which mom comes to know through the letters to her and she plays her part to ensure Jervie and Judy get enough opportunities to meet.

Two pages that I liked the most:

daddy long legs

daddy long legs

 

What’s happening with the reading?

Books
It’s been a little over a month since I last updated about my reading status. I started with the Narnia series last month and I’m happy to update that I have finished 5 books of the 7 book series. Though while waiting for the 3rd book to be delivered, I thought I will finish ‘The old man and the sea’. I couldn’t. Even though it’s a small book I just could not punish myself with it. I read two-thirds of the book and did not have the energy to go on. It’s really boring, about an old man going to fish and he gets the fish which takes him (and his boat) for a ride, forever. I believe it’s a joke played by the author, the book is the fish and reader is the old man. You will get it when you read it! But Don’t!

Coming back to the Narnia series – That’s a series I strongly recommend. I don’t think I will be reading the 6th book now, will read that later. I might stick to the original set of books and read ‘The chicken soup…’ one. Also, bought a new book ‘Grit’.

Coming back to the book challenge, I believe I wanted to finish 8 books in 8 months, and I have already finished 8 books. Yay! Hence disproving:

I read somewhere that if you have a goal and you share it with the world, then you won’t complete it. Let me see if I can prove that wrong. 😉

I’m resetting my goal to 12 books in 8 months (by Dec 2017). Let’s see if I can achieve that.