A Series of Partially Unrelated Events
My husband found a set of Lloyd Alexander books -- The Chronicles of Prydain -- in my classroom and brought them home to read.
I admitted that I had never read the series. He looked at me in wonder.
On Monday, hubby handed me book one, The Book of Three.
I remembered Diane's words of wisdom.
Tonight I just finished book three, The Castle of Llyr.
I am now waiting for hubby to finish book four, so that I might read the continuing saga of Taran and friends.
I find I'm enjoying the lesson in brevity and action-packed adventure. It reminds me of the James Patterson interview I saw once. When asked what he attributed his great success to, he gave his half sardonic grin and stated, "Why, I leave out all the boring parts!"