Mrs Rosie and the Priest by Giovanni Baccaccio (#1)
This first little book of Peguin Little Black Classics is divided in four little stories.
The first story, Andrueccio’s da Perugia’s Neopoliton adventures, is the funniest. When Andreuccio’s “new sister” robbed him he gets into some sticky but funny situations.
The other three stories are more about love: Ricciardo da Chinzica loses his wife, Mrs Rosie and the Priest and Patient Griselda.
Patient Griselda is the most beautifull story of all four.
All in all this was a nice and quick read and I’m curious about the other stories.
As Kingfishers Catch Fire by Gerard Manley Hopkins (#2)
This second little book of Penguin Little Black Classics was all about poetry. This was the first time I read poetry and I have to say that I don’t really get it. I think that poetry is a little bit confusing. Sorry for the poetry lovers. For it may work but for me it didn’t.
After about 40 pages of poetry we get to read some pieces of Hopkins’ Journal. He can write really beautifull about the nature but I actually thought it was quite boring.
Not my favorite.
Have you read any of these classics? What do you think of them? What’s your favourite? So far I read four of them. The reviews of #3 and #4 will be up on Sunday! 🙂
Katniss Potter Booklover xxx