Thursday, April 28, 2011

F is for ...

John Flanagan and The Ranger's Apprentice Series--love it. Perfect for those who want the epic fantasy but who are not really quite ready to properly enjoy LOTR. Yet. Anyway. I can't think of one student who hasn't ended up loving these books.

Frederick Wentworth. A patient, patient man. Terrible YouTube posting. And seriously what is that actress doing with her mouth? But here it is.

"I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in F. W. I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father's house this evening or never. Captain Wentworth to Anne Elliot"

Frog and Toad. My very most favorite of all Frog and Toad stories is the one about the Cookies and WILLPOWER. Awesome. And story of my life. But ... looky here! Creepy claymation.

Frankenstein, by Mary Shelly. OOOH! Shivers. But between that and Dracula (oops. Missed that on D. Have to save it for S) you really have spooky scary stuff covered. Classic.

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