I'm asking for a friend.
Technically, I am, because Theresa Paolo said she's reading The Wonderful World of Oz because it was free on Amazon, and it's one of those books you feel like you should've read.
I'm reading The Marvelous Land of Oz after a long hiatus from reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz for the same reason.
These books are TERRIBLE. I wonder if I would've like them as a child. Obviously kids did love them, or Mr. Baum wouldn't have kept writing them. I'm in the Return to Oz (big ups to that movie; I love it) portion of the book, but Dorothy is talking like I guess adults think kids talk, and I'm like, "Is this supposed to be cute??" Because it isn't.
Wednesdays are the days I show you all a piece of what I'm reading using Random.org, so I'm going to do another non-traditional Random shuffle of the current chapter I'm about to start "The Heads of Langwidere." Man, I really want to watch the movie when I get home.
There are 22 pages in this chapter, so Random has chosen.........................................the first page.
Since I love the movie, I'm going to actually choose the lines this time, as this page highlights one of my favorite scenes from it:
As soon as the three Wheelers who were guarding the mound saw them, they began to shout their wild cries and rolled swiftly toward the little group, as if to capture them or bar their way. But when the foremost had approached near enough, Tiktok swung the tin dinner-pail and struck the Wheeler a sharp blow over its head with the queer weapon.
If you've seen the movie, Tiktok is so adorable, and I love that he was a one-man army. He actually isn't one in the book, but I'm glad this moment is still there.