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As the title says, this book was just about one long winter. It is the most boring of the books so far. It's just blizzard after blizzard and the belated Christmas scene at the end did save it for me. Almanzo features again for the first time since Farmer Boy. I found the switching of narratives not seamless and a bit clunky. I did enjoy how every time the Wilder boys were mentioned, pancakes were…

Two years pass between this book and the last one. Almost immediately we are told that Mary has become blind and Ma had has another baby so now there are four girls. They experience their first train ride, hotel experience, and moving to Dakota Territory to become homesteaders. There was a lot of singing in this book. A bit too much for me. I really enjoyed Laura's adventures in the wild and Laura is so…

The more I re-read these books, the more uncomfortable I am with Charles Ingalls. While the books have some lovely moments especially with Laura exploring the wild and the glimpses of frontier life, I get annoyed with Pa. He buys lumber for a house in the spring on credit of the wheat he will harvest later. It is a big lack of foresight because the last wheat harvest by the previous owner was poor. He…

This is not a book review. I started reading this book six months ago, and I have only made it page 68 out of 261. I am officially giving up this book. This was a Classics Club spin book, and my reading has not been as good this year. I tried many times to pick up this book, but I just found it too boring. Giving up a book is not easy for me. It's…