- The Long Winter was terrifying. I live in Michigan, so we get our fair share of giant snowstorms. And I love them. I absolutely love being snowed in. But that's because I know the snowplows will be by soon enough, and I have a pantry and fridge stocked with enough food to last for months. I am never in danger of starvation, which the Ingalls family was during that never-ending winter. Blizzards would be a lot less fun then.
- The Long Winter also got a little boring. It's the same thing over and over - snow, a clear day or two, more snow. Twisting straw and grinding flour. I'm sure living it was exceedingly boring as well. It just seems like maybe one winter didn't need to be the subject of a book all on its own.
- Little Town on the Prairie is my favorite of the series so far, and I think that can be chalked up to the fact that there are a lot more characters. The Ingalls family actually interacts with people beyond each other. There are parties and gatherings to go to, as well as school to attend.
- I like that we are getting to know Almanzo Wilder before he becomes a suitor for Laura. He seems like a fun guy to be friends with.
- Laura becomes a teacher rather suddenly at the end of Little Town on the Prairie. Being a teacher myself, I am really looking forward to reading the next book, which I'm assuming includes some of her adventures in the classroom. Good thing it's almost August and time for These Happy Golden Years!
Another two months have passed of the Little House Read-Along, so I figured it was about time to share my thoughts of those books. In June we read The Long Winter, and in July we read Little Town on the Prairie.
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