Thursday, December 03, 2015

Call of the Wild

I'm reading Call of the Wild by Jack London. I read the book when I was very young but couldn't remember much about it. I did recall that I loved the book, so when I saw it discounted I picked up a copy.

Now I'm reading the book through the eyes of an aspiring writer. I find it interesting how writers I've admired through the years, told their stories with language, style, and words that brought it to life.

If I'd realized when I was younger that I wanted to be a writer, I would have paid better attention as I read years ago. But the vision looking back is always much clearer than looking forward.

I worked until dark today and didn't have an opportunity to snap a photo of the day so used an old photo of my trusted companion Caillou. I have a feeling Caillou and Buck from Call of the Wild would have been great friends.


  1. Didn't Buck come from a ranch in the Santa Clara Valley? I seem to remember this because I grew up in Santa Clara.

  2. Cailllou looks like Lassie searching for Timmy. I often notice how an author uses words to pull me into the story. When I become a part of the book I know the writer has done the job.

  3. Anonymous11:08 PM

    I think you paid enough attention--I LOVE the way you write!!

  4. It is very interesting to read something over again after several years have past. The experiences we've gained often give us a new slant on an old story. The classics like The Call of the Wild never grow old. Your faithful friend takes a wonderful picture !

  5. One of the best books I have ever read! I don't recall reading it in my youth, I read it around 2009.

  6. Oh how lots of us seniors wished we had paid more attention to books when we were younger
    I remember I got a book on Black Beauty in 3 rd grade and hated books so traded another little girl out of her dish drainer and little box of soap for my book LOL This was a Christmas party exchange back when God and Christmas was in our schools, 1950's


    Now I read everyday


  7. Such an appropriate picture. Oh YES, we can find something to kick ourselves about, mine was not realizing the importance of the 'rules' of the English Language. I just wanted a passing grade.
    Anyway methinks you are a 'natural' in descriptive language... But I am sure a lot of work went into it.

  8. I remember reading The Call Of The Wild too but can't remember much about it too.
    I bet that Caillou would have paid attention to the book.
    Enjoy your book.

  9. Call of the Wild is one of my favourite books. I must have read it 5 times when I was a kid and I re-read it about 2 years ago. I still find it one of my favourites

  10. Her colors are beautiful. I've never read Call of the Wild.



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