My friend Barbara of Stray Thoughts is hosting the Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge this month. Participants are reading anything written by or about Laura Ingalls Wilder and sharing their thoughts on the works throughout the month. I've been reading about Barbara's challenge the past couple of months, but didn't think seriously about joining in until yesterday, when the challenge started. Then I got interested and decided I wanted to participate too. That seems to be the way I roll!
I have never read the entire series of Little House books, so my goal for this month is to read at least the first three books: Little House in the Big Woods , Farmer Boy , and Little House on the Prairie .
I checked my library's collection for books related to the Little House books. I requested two books that looked interesting: My Little House Crafts Book: 18 Projects from Laura Ingalls Wilder's and On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894. The first one is a book filled with crafts taken straight from the pages of The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set. I'm looking forward to that; I enjoy seeing crafts from earlier times. The second one is Laura's diary of her trip from DeSmet, SD, to Mansfield, MO, after she and Almanzo were married. I thought that would be interesting, as it contains her actual diary entries from that trip. So I'm adding those two books to my reading, for a total of five books this month. Can I do it? We'll see!
If you'd like to join in the challenge, pop over to Barbara's introductory post. I think this will be fun!