Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sometimes It Just Has To Be For The Fun Of It

After I wrote the last post about Notes From a Blue Bike, I realized how long it has been since I held a REAL book in my hands.  This stirred up in me a desire to read a piece of classic literature.  I can't bring myself to read a classic in any other form than a book that can be held in my hands and that I can feel the paper as I turn the pages.

Since I am also in the midst of teaching a Monday night Bible Study at church, I don't have a lot of extra time on my hands.   Perhaps it is the fact that Jim has been watching a lot of 'Black Sails' while waiting on the return of 'Game of Thrones'...but for whatever reason, I craved a pirate adventure.  So, I picked up "Treasure Island" at Barnes & Noble on my way home that afternoon.
I can't believe I had never read it.  It was an enjoyable escape into another world.  And because it is written as an adventure novel for young boys, it was both easy and quick to read while not taking too many of my brain cells away from the Breaking Free Bible Study.

I found quite a bit of myself in Jim Hawkins.  Jumping without thinking (and thankful that it often works out somehow.) Desirous to be honest even in the worst of circumstances.  And perhaps even a bit too easily swayed from our gut feelings about people at times (but boy do we learn our lesson when the truth comes out).

Bonus points in that now I understand where many of the pirate adventure movies get their premise.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We are reading Treasure Island this year as part of our literature studies. I cant wait to share it with Brooke and Maddux!