Sunday, April 13, 2008

Jury duty.

I've been summoned for jury duty at 8 a.m. Monday morning. This will be my first time. Everyone I know tells me to bring a good book. I'm also going to bring our video iPod with some television shows loaded on it.

Since I'll be reading while I'm away from the blog, I thought I'd share a book with you that my friend Kay gave me. It's a little bit fragile, so I won't be bringing it with me this week. The cost when it was published in 1967 was $2.75. A note inside the book indicates that it is an unaltered replication of the work originally published in 1897. I've also discovered this is the fifth book in a series of 12, coming after Blue, Red, Green, and Yellow. Read more about The Pink Fairy book and Andrew Lang on Wikipedia.

The book has some beautiful illustrations.

Some of the tales include The Cat's Elopement, How the Dragon was Tricked, The Water of Life, The Sprig of Rosemary, Catherine and Her Destiny, and I Know What I Have Learned.

This will be fun to read.


AJ said...

That's such a cool book! I have a similar reprint of the Green Fairy Book :) Don't you love those old illustrations?

Good luck with the jury duty! I got called in last year, and the defendant never showed up, so they let us leave after a couple of hours!

jessi said...

what a lovely book! and good luck with jury duty - I have only been called to do it once, but I got out of it because I was due to have Peter that week. It was a good excuse.