Monday 2 May 2016

#LittleHouseRAL: On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder & May Link up!

Here we are again, the end of another month and a third through our read-along of the Little House books! I wasn't sure about settling back into Laura's story this month after our detour for Farmer Boy in March, and it took me a little while to settle in but after I did I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

Laura's family have returned from their stay on the prairie and are now in Minnesota living in a dugout on the banks of Plum Creek. I love the changing landscapes of this series so far. Each book has a different location and they are all so unlike each other that I'm continually feeling a little unsettled, which is a good thing I think because with the familiarity of the events in the book it would otherwise be easy to get almost sleepily comfortable.

I don't mean that in a bad way but the things that happen in this book are very much like the things that have happened in the other books, but just because they're the basics of how the family builds its life in each new destination. Each book has house building, barn building, stuff about crops etc. In this book though Laura and Mary go to school a little bit, and church/Sunday school for the first time.

I liked the interaction between Laura and the 'town girls', and particularly how she got her own back when that girl whose name I know I know and can't for the life of me currently remember was mean to her. I still love Laura way more than Mary!

Honestly that's about all that's new that I have to add this month, and because this is so scrambled and last minute it's also the linky for May's read of By the Shores of Silver Lake! Who can believe it's May already?? How's your reading going?


  1. I hadn't really consider how different each book has been regarding the setting, but you're right, it has added to my interest level! I am frantically trying to finish some library books before returning them. It isn't the reading that takes so long for me, it is composing and posting reviews! :) Just finishing an Andy Carpenter mystery, Dead Center, then to finish Just Mercy for the Social Justice Book Club.

  2. Sure am glad your May linkup post is still here. Mine disappeared! :(