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rabu 27/8 (5:00 pm)
dearest Laura (Ingalls Wilder),
i know i knew you wayy too late than others who might have fallen in love with you, your stories and your family since many moons ago but even though i sometimes secretly wish i have known you much earlier, i'm still thankful that i got a chance to get to know you and have a peek at your family's life.
more than 15 years ago i guess i caught a glimpse of your tv series but at that time i didn't feel like watching your episodes, you have no idea how i regret it now! about two weeks ago (or probably more, i sometimes lost track of time :p), i finally decided to read your 6th book from little house series, the long winter, i actually had had this book since couple of years ago.. but i guess the time hasn't felt right yet for me to read it until recently..
and the more i turned the pages.. the more i become attached with your family.. i love stories that are different from my own.. it makes my imagination run free.. trying to picture what it feels like to be 'there', to be part of the stories i read..
as you know, laura.. i live in a 2 seasons country so we have no snow here and you know, how at times we might want what we don't have, i always choose 'winter' as my fave season from the 4 seasons cause it's very different.. as for spring, well.. the flowers also bloom here.. summer? everyday feels like summer in my place! autumn? the leaves also fall down from trees around here, so you see, why winter attracks me the most :))
but in "the long winter", you present me with something that never crossed my imagination when i think of my own version of winter 'wonderland'.. i only imagine the fun part of it, building snowman, having a white christmas, skating on the frozen lake, and things like that.. but from your story, i learn the 'cruel' side of the season i soo long to experience..
but not only that.. beyond those blizzards and the fear of hunger because the train that brought food supplies stopped coming, i somehow can feel the warmth in your family even when you mention the neverending cold especially when the coal had gone and you had to use hay sticks to keep the room warm.
you made me fall in love with your pa, laura.. a hard-working man who never give up in providing his family with love and care.. and also with ma, i envy her twist and inspiring way of cooking (wish you include recipes for me to try ma's delicious food!) and also your three sisters! ahh.. how i wish i got a chance to be among your family for a day!
your "the long winter" book has made me fallen in love with your writings and wish to read some more of the series, which is why as you might have guessed.. here's my wish for this wednesday..
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yupp.. it's the other 8 books of your little house series, laura.. i can't wait to read more about you, your family and what you had to go through and *ehemm* i would also lovee to read how almanzo ended up being your husband!
as for my chosen book for the giveaway.. i'd like the very 1st book of the series..
i like this cover best, too bad it's unavailable XD
this one's nice, too.. but unavailable as well, ahahaha :p
so my 3rd choice would be this one :
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wish me luck on this one, lauraa ^o^
buat yang mau ikutan giveaway special-nya Astrid di wishful wednesday rabu ini, bisa simak ketentuan berikut ini and jangan lewatkan kesempatan ini yaa, siapa tau terpilih sebagai 2 pemenang yang beruntung :D
happy birthdayy, perpus kecil yang koleksinya udah banyak bangets XD semoga kecintaannya ama buku bisa menular dan terus bertahan sampai buku2 tidak lagi dicetak :))
rabu 27/8 (5:30 pm)