Is there a general reaction when you see that someone is on a blogspot blog? For me, personally, yes. It’s not necessarily that I assume that the writing is bad, or that I’ll find myself utterly bored with the content of the site, it’s just a matter of knowing that anyone and anything can sign up for a blog on blogspot, and you have to wonder the kind of people who do. However, it seems that the blogs that sign up for a review are different than the average blogger. When you first come to Edna’s blog you see a sketch of the author, or the assumption is that it is the author. It’s always nice to know who you’re reading about, whether it be from an about me page, or from a picture.
Whether it is from my own secret obsession with England and its neighboring countries, or the fact that this author is humorous in her strangely foreign way, I found myself taken by the first entry I read (June 2). You get the feeling that you’ve somehow been transported into a book… particularly Bridget Jones’s Diary, which I loved and adored. The even more amazing thing is that there’s a link to another blog that contains works of fiction by the author. For the average American reader, you might find some of the phrases a little difficult to understand, and you might even find yourself reading parts two and three times just to understand, but the good thing is that even if you do end up doing that it doesn’t take away from the entry. You’re still very absorbed into the daily life of Edna.
Edna has this amazing way of making moments in life, which are easily overlooked, appears to be beautiful and tragic. It’s like reading a novel, truly, and finding yourself completely absorbed within the pages. You feel the tragedy of life when she speaks of her friend with cancer (May 29) or when IE dies on you (November 19) which we have all experienced. And you relish in her joy when she talks about the simple meanings behind small words. This blog seems to be her part of the net, and I’m very glad I got a chance to share in that.
The design is simple, but it works. There is a nice list of books that seem interesting enough for me to want to pick up and run to the bookstore and find some way to buy yet more books that I truly don’t need. Especially for an adult who reads the Lemony Snicket series. As with most other blogspot blogs the archives have a fickleness to them, sometimes they show, sometimes they don’t. You can learn more about the author through links to other blogs. But I have a feeling you get your best feel for Edna in her entries and her writings.
Overall, this site is a truly wonderful read. You will find yourself getting lost in her life as though it were some kind of story created only for you. I’d recommend this blog for a general audience, and allow you to experience things through her.
Name of the site was just the url of the site before and was changed to what appears to be the title of the weblog itself.Lighters, Lipstick and Tampax