Ichabod: The ship is still mostly the counting house, albeit long-transformed and changed. This room is of the counting house, so it will always be connected somehow. If the passageway falls off, some other way will open.
Arthur: Through the wardrobe maybe.
Ichabod: I doubt that, young mortal. That is where I keep the Captain’s clothes. It is not a thoroughfare of any kind.
Arthur: Sorry. I was only…(trails off)
Day 12 - A book you used to love but don’t anymore
I think… every book I’ve ever loved still has a special place in my heart. Not even every book, but every show, every video game, every person. And it’s incredibly sappy, but I’m big on nostalgia. I don’t stop loving things. I just love them… more passively, I guess.
There’s plenty of books, though, that I used to just like that I don’t really care for anymore. Mostly it’s little kids’ books, like the Bailey School Kids, Magic School Bus, Magic Tree House, Junie B. Jones, Pony Pals, Baby-Sitters Little Sister… and darn it, there was this one series I used to get from the library; I can’t remember the name and I don’t know enough to look it up. It was one of those things where you have a group of characters, and they each have their own kind of series about their own adventures, and each character is written by a different author, but they’re all a group of friends, too. And they find this trunk of clothes in an attic—MAGIC ATTIC CLUB. The word attic sparked it, haha!But yeah, they put on the clothes and are magically transported to the time and place they’re from and stuff. :)
But see, I still have some fond memories of those, too. And now I’m looking on Amazon for cheap copies of Magic Attic Club. :D
Arthur: What would have happened to me if I had died?
Will: You’d be dead. What do you mean?
Day 11 - A book you hated
I don’t need to spend half a fricking hour reading off a list of eeeeeeeveryone who came to the battle, and all of their forty. black. ships.
This was the only, only book I was ever assigned to read for an English class
before senior year that I didn’t finish. I just couldn’t do it.
Day 10 - Favorite classic book
Ahahahaha. Now, one of the other few books that fall under the category of “‘school books’ that are actually enjoyable to read,” The Catcher in the Rye.
Oh, darn it, now I’m thinking about the carousel scene and I’m crying.
Day 9 - A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Lord of the Flies. There are really a select few “school books” that actually wind up being enjoyable to read, and this was one of them. It was one of those books that I’d known for a long time was one of those infamous “school books,” but never really knew anything else about it; in fact, I think by the title alone it reminded me of The Thief Lord. XD
Of course, then I actually had to read it. Seeing the cover, and reading the back, I was not interested at all. But it surprised me. It’s absolutely amazing in that
along with The Giver it’s one of the few books that combines symbolism with an interesting freaking plot and characters. That actually let me get into all of the symbolism, especially the religious junk. x_x Normally I think Jesus allegories are contrived and overrated, if not just invented by English teachers, but heck, it was actually good in this one (i.e. doesn’t jump out at you immediately, but once you start looking, it feels like you’d have to be blind to miss it).
I think what really made it interesting, though, is the characters are a group of kids. Seriously, books are always more interesting when the characters are younger. Grown-ups don’t do interesting things; they don’t go for the unexpected and they don’t have an interesting perspective on the world. Kids are just more fun to read about.
By the way? When talking about the book in groups in my class, I thought of connecting the characters to each of the seven deadly sins, and I got my group to talk about it? The essay question on the test ended up being about connecting the seven deadly sins to the book. Heck yeahhhhhh.
Also when judging the book it didn’t hurt that I started shipping Jack and Ralph.
WHAT THE HELL?