Friday, August 26, 2011

Today I'm Reading Peter Pan.

(wendy, sewing peter's shadow back onto him. source)

I think it's my second time reading this well known story.  I was about 8 years old when I first read Peter Pan.  My dad would frequently go to the library near his office and bring home classics for me to read.  And even though I didn't understand most of the big words, I devoured each of those books.  The only one I remember not being able to get into was Treasure Island

(flying to neverland. source)
I think that Tinker Bell has always been my favorite character from Peter Pan.  She doesn't play a huge role, but she is amusing and interesting.  It was because of her that I went to my dad (again, at age 8) and asked, "Dad, what is an ass?"  That question stopped him dead in his tracks!  He wanted to know where I heard that word, of course.  I pointed out to him where Tinker Bell calls Peter Pan a "silly ass."  Dad looked at it for a bit.  Then told me it's not a nice word and that we don't use it.  Well, I'm pretty sure I never have.  :) 

(sick tinker bell, after drinking peter's poisoned medicine.  source)
I just read today that Tinker Bell was "slightly inclined to be embonpoint."  Haha!  It's fun to learn the meaning of new words.  Something I never knew about this famous fairy.  It seems like it's going to be a much shorter read than I remember it being.  There is so much more to the book than is in any of the movies or play.  I know it's a children's story, but if you haven't read Peter Pan yet (or in a while), I highly recommend it. 

(pan & hook fighting.  source)


Myrnie said...

I haven't read this yet! I think I will :). Oh!! Your book came, and I drooled through the entire thing- yum!!!

Anonymous said...

I haven't read Peter Pan. Just saw the movies when I was a kid. I got your scrub yesterday. Can't wait to use it.

Faith said...

i haven't read Peter Pan in so long! this post makes me want to read it again.

p.s. i got my winnings today! hubby was like, what did you order? i was like nothing. he said, well you have a package. then i said, yay! i won a giveaway from one of my blog friends. he said, your blog friends give you things for free. i said, well, i won it. he said, blogland is strange.

thank you so much for the giveaway ... i love the note and everything smelled soooo good! as soon as i clean up the house, i am using the candle!

KBoo said...

I LOOOOOVED Peter Pan! Picked it up when I was a kid, and read it in a day, I couldn't put it down!

alissa4illustration said...

I have a pop up version of Peter Pan:

I really like it!

PS I'm giving away Bamboobies here:
If you are interested.

Thalita Dol said...

I've read it before and liked it very much!! Gotta read again...

hugs from Brazil!