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My new reading nook 📚🎃
26 Jul-6 Aug (audiobook)
One cannot listen to this without recalling Saving Mr Banks and PL Travers‘ reaction to the Disneyfied film. I do love both but they are so very different.
This is a far less saccharine version and it is quite difficult to see why the children loved Mary Poppins so much. Beatrix could not work it out - she continued to wait for her to become nicer.
So I'm currently challenging myself to read stephen Kings IT . Normally I stick to books around 300 pages , however I found I couldn't read IT before bed as I was finding it to disturbing, so decided to use the time to read through some of my shorter books . Mary Poppins was such a cute read to start with . Full of magic and wonder 🥰 4 stars for me . Quick easy to follow and nostalgic
That was a really fun audiobook to listen to. The narrator, Sophie Thompson, is a star. So great. I thought it was strange in the movies that Mary Poppins is vain and haughty, but she really is that in the books. Way more adventures in the book than they get into in the movie. Also interesting that Jane and Michael actually have two younger twin siblings, Barbara and John. Fun story, I recommend beyond just seeing the movies.
Taking a little break from packing up Christmas.
I feel a bit ashamed, but I did not love this. 😣I didn't mind a haughty, clipped, vain Mary Poppins. I enjoyed that! But I find episodic children's books a bit annoying (a trip to the store, a trip to the zoo, and so on). And the talking animals were annoying, too. This is one of those rare times where I much prefer the movie to the book.
Is it just me or is Mary Poppins, the character, a little vain and rude? I don‘t really understand why the children in the book love her except that odd things happen when she is around. Overall though, I enjoyed the stories in the book.
Mary Poppins says that a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down... but I don‘t think you‘ll need one to enjoy Episode 146 of my podcast! On today‘s ep, author Misa Sugiura joins me to discuss a very different Mary Poppins than the one you might be familiar with from the 1964 Disney movie. You can listen at the link in my bio!
I've never read the book, but as soon as I saw today's prompt, this song from the movie immediately popped into my mind. This was one of my favorite movies when I was little.
...Let's go fly a kite
Up to the highest height!
Let's go fly a kite and send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Oh, let's go fly a kite!...
It's Carnaval in Spain and my nephew decided to go to school as Mary Poppins ♥️♥️😂😂
"He leant upon the chopping-block and gazed admiringly at Mary Poppins.
"In a Nurry?"he said to Mary Poppins "l'd hoped you'd dropped in for a bit of a chat. We butchers,you know,like a bit of company.And we don't often get the chance of talking to a nice,handsome young lady like you" He broke off suddenly,for he had caught sight of Mary Poppins face.The expression on it was awful"
Love how Mary takes no shit,no unwanted attentions, thanks!
"Where have you been?"they asked her
"In Fairyland"said Mary Poppins
"Did you see Cinderella?"said Jen
"Huh Cinderella,not me!"said Mary Poppins contemptuously."Cinderella, indeed!
"Or Robinson Crusoe?"said Michael
"Robinson Crusoe-pooh"said Mary Poppins rudely
"Then how could you have been there?It couldn't have been our Fairyland!"
Mary Poppins gave a superior sniff.
"Don't you know"she said pityingly"that everyone has a Fairyland of their own?"
The story of the well known nanny who helps raise the Banks children - until the wind changes direction.
I think perhaps my mistake was expecting the book to resemble more of the Disney classic. Unexpected surprises such as there being four children rather than two and the trip to the zoo full of animals who could speak were fun and welcome.
However, I found Mary Poppins to be much colder in this book, which I did not really appreciate.
I rarely enjoy children‘s classics much, as a kid I was convinced they were stuffy and I took against them all, but this was magical and I absolutely loved it. Olivia Coleman was a phenomenal narrator and I honestly could have read this for ten times as long. If and when I ever have a kid I will absolutely be reading them this.
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I really enjoyed this. I remember a co-worker once telling me that Mary Poppins isn't nice in the books, like she is in the movie. At first I thought that was open to interpretation, but throughout the book it was proven true. I would like to re-watch the movie though, as it's probably been a couple of decades (at least) since I've seen it.
I read this book once in elementary school and haven‘t read it since. But I decided to give it a go and I was pleasantly surprised. What I liked most was how different the book and movie versions of Mary Poppins are. The book version of Mary Poppins was vain and slightly rude. The movie Mary Poppins is more prim & proper. Rating: 4⭐️.
🎧 Thank you free Hoopla! Last freebie. First book in the series. Well it‘s a little darker than the movie for sure! Follows much of the movie but no singing. If you could find the illustrated hardcover I think it would make a great family read otherwise 10-12 years old. I‘m ordering the 50th anniversary hardcover that includes illustrations & the 4 original books in the series. My mom‘s favorite kid movie. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
If you could read a story from another character‘s perspective, what would you choose?
I‘ve always wanted to know Mary Poppins‘ thoughts throughout this book. She comes across as relatively harsh, but I want to know how she experiences the magic constantly surrounding her. How about you?
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So disappointing. A rare case where I enjoyed the movie more than the book. There is a good magical component & good imagination, but I had a hard time connecting. The chapters act as short stories rather than a continuing tale. The worst thing was that I really did not like Mary Poppins herself. She is grumpy, short with the children, & quite standoffish. Had she been more like the Disney version, I likely would have enjoyed the book more.
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Received this original copy from my daughter, it was one of the first books I got as a child
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This book is about a nanny of a wealthy family becoming indulged with the magical powers she holds. They go on many adventures and hold happy times and days with her. I think this book would be enjoyable to kids, because I know how much I loved this series as I was growing up!
I haven't done one of these in a while; I've been busy, then I've been sick. Let's try to see what I can do here.
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3 right now Camilleri's Montalbano series, but also Leon's Brunetti series
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Listened to this on audio. It was okay. Honestly,
not much like the movie. I liked the movie better.
The book was okay. Mary Poppins was kind of a bitch. Basically made the kids seem like they were stupid and crazy.
I was starting to get in an audiobook slump, which is why I read a children‘s book.
My week 5 #bfcr2 check in. It was a rough week mentally for me. I had to force myself out of bed most days. I finally got a walk in for the first time in 2 weeks and I will be getting in some yoga in a bit. With my mental state I‘ve been eating too much junk = sugar. Next week will be better. At least I did something this week 😊