Thursday, May 28, 2009

~A Countess Below Stairs~

-by Eva Ibbotson

I woke up at 9:45 this morning (I heart summer), and got up to read.

I got hungry around lunchtime and brought my book downstairs with me (I can multi-task).

The nicest spot to read, in my opinion, is my room. So I went back up and laid on my unmade bed.

From there, I switched to: at my desk, then back onto my bed, to end up finally on the ground with my throw pillow under my chin.

Is it not nice to spend 6 hours on a book you thoroughly enjoy?

Although I must say it is quite tiring. After that sort of book, I like to lay around and just think.

Think about:
A Countess Below Stairs - main character = Anna
The Star of Kazan (also by Eva Ibbotson) - main character = Annika

But what is in a name? ;)

Just my crazy thinking:
Both stories are about a young girl in high society
Both stories are about this girl who has to work in her troubled times, even though it is not accepted.
Both stories include a "him".
But, both stories are also magnificent and unique, in spite of the similarities.

In The Star of Kazan, a little more attention is paid on the work, while in A Countess Below Stairs, a lot more attention is put into the "him".

Although, I did not get to lay around and think about these things... I was swinging a golf club at practice while thinking about these things...


Marie DeVries said...

haha... found it hard to focus at golf practice, did you? Did you do better or worse than normal? (sometimes NOT thinking about what I'm doing makes me do better at golf... SOMETIMES)

sally apokedak said...

I loved A Countess Below Stairs. The ending was not as good as it should have been, but it was still a lovely book, I thought.

Maggie DeVries said...

Marie, I actually did do better! Huh, I never thought about it like that.

Sally, I totally and completely agree with you. So much more could have made it better.