We've made it through the Harry Potter books, The Adventures of... books by Thornton W. Burgess, and many, many more.
These nights I am lulled to sleep with the Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. His repetition works. The rhythm he uses in his sentences is wonderful.
I don't recall being exposed to them when I was younger. It's just as well as I do not believe I would have appreciated them as much then.
Plus I would have had to read them myself.
It is simply not the same.
Two from The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo, Just So Stories, Rudyard Kipling (Lancer Books 1968)
"He went to Nqa at six before breakfast, saying, 'Make me different from all other animals by five this afternoon.'
Up jumped Nqa from his seat on the sand-flat and shouted, 'Go Away!'"
I finished --for now-- the rewrite of BloodLovers. I hunkered down on Thursday determined to get the thing done as quickly as I could. It may not have been the best approach, but the deed was done on Sunday. The last few chapters didn't need all that much work.
Or so I claim.
Here's a bit more than two:
"Alexander, you poor misguided fool. Humans are my food in the same way you take the cow. You don’t listen to your beasts and I don’t listen to mine. The only difference is I can have a conversation with my food first if I want. We can even make an evening of it. Some of my best dates have wound up as my dinner."#
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