A Little Princess

This 2013, I am going to conquer my fear of reading classical books. They always seem too complicated for me but I discovered that with most fears all you have to do is just dive right in. I'm starting with children's stories to ease myself into the genre. You can get free ebooks from iBooks store (apple) or on goodreads (android).

I'm also slowly getting used to reading from a tablet. It feels weird. :( I miss the tactile experience of turning a page. But this will do for now. This way I get to read more books and have more time searching for the book editions I want to collect.

I'm reading "A Little Princess" by Frances Hodgson Burnett. While I grew up watching the animated version, I'm rediscovering her through written words. Still, it's a shame they don't play the anime anymore. I think kids these days are missing a lot. :(

A little princess illustration

As the moon kindles the night
As the wind kindles the fire
As the rain fills every ocean
And the Sun the Earth
So your heart will kindle my heart

Little Sarah Crewe was kind and she had a way of staying positive even when life was horrible to her. But I think I was more captivated by the world she lived in—of exotic India, of English tiled roofs, cold gray streets, and old forgotten attics.

A Little Princess film 1995

Here is little Sarah from the 1995 movie adaptation. This was directed by Alfonso Cuaron, the same director for Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban. So this is why I loved both films. Cuaron brings out the emotions in the story and focuses on the important details. His movie is also the only film that didn't feel segmented from trying to put too many scenes in. I wish he had directed the next 2 Harry Potter films too. /end rant x praise *lol*

A Little Princess 1995; Sarah and her father

A Little Princess 1995; Sarah in her attic room

A Little Princess 1995; Sarah, Becky, and Ermengard

A Little Princess 1995; Sarah's story

A Little Princess 1995; Sarah and other kids

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