Monday, 15 July 2013

Shalee lhaih 2013: Shiaghtin 28

Jerrey hoghtoo hiaghtin as feed ny Shallee Lhaih. Shoh ny lhiah mee yn çhiaghtin shoh chaie:

Greyfriars Bobby (Eleanor Atkinson,)

Foddey ny share na row mee jerkal, dy firrinagh. T'ee gaainsh y skeeal gyn rouyr meiyghid, as s'mie lhiam yn aght-screeuee t'eck. Chammah's shen, s'feer vie lhiam cooid Vaarle Albinagh ny lioar; t'ee lane choloayrtyssyn 'syn çhenn aght, as ta aght er lheh ec cagh bentyn rish troggal as stayd. Jeant dy mie.

Moonfleet (J Meade Falkner)

Lioar contoyrtyssyn gilley. Ta bieauid as ryddym mie eck, as er lhiam dy vel ny sleih as taghyrtyn soilshit dy mie. Ny yei shen va beggan ass ynnyd 'sy lioar aght ennagh. Ta tree skeealyn aynjee, skeeal graih beg as skeeal feddyn tashtey as skeeal er roie ushtey bea ayns balley beg, as er lhiam nagh vel ad lane chooie rish y cheilley. Ta ard-haghyrtys y skeeal tashtee ceau blass quaagh er ny taghyrtyn cadjin elley. Agh by vie lhiam eh ny yei shen, as cha cheau mee agh daa oor rish lhaih ee.

The end of week twenty-eight of the Reading Project. Here's what I've read this week:

Greyfriars Bobby (Eleanor Atkinson,)

Much better than I expected, to be honest. The story's told without excess sentimentality, and I enjoyed the style of the writing. Even better, there was a strong streak of Scots and of Scottish dialect in the book, varied convincingly with the character's background and standing. A good job.

Moonfleet (J Meade Falkner)

The story of a boy's adventures. It has a good pace and rhythym, and I found both characters and events well-written. However, I did find the book a bit disjointed somehow. It's composed of three intertwined stories - a minor love story, a treasure hunt, and the story of our hero's induction into smuggling in a small town. I felt like they didn't quite mesh, partly because the treasure elements were quite melodramatic, while the rest was fairly plain even when dramatic things unfolded. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it.

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