-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.
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...