April 7 2019:
My first love of reading was in the fiction genre as a child, teen and young adult. In about 1998, I switched solely to the non-fiction genre as I discovered an entirely different world and reason for reading.
I’ve come full circle and have incorporated fiction back into my life. Although as a young adult I read some horror books, I will not be incorporating that genre again. This was my first read in re-entering fiction a couple of months ago. 💜📖📖📖💜
I mainly wanted to read it as I was deeply curious after seeing the movie “Saving Mr. Banks” and how it was portrayed that P.L. Travers absolutely did not want Walt Disney veering from her story and all of the other things she did not want done to her story. It seems the movie did veer quite a bit away from the original story.
We’ve seen Mary Poppins many times and we love it so this was the sleuth researcher in me coming out to play! Travers was in a tough spot as she was about to lose her house and needed the money. After years of telling Disney “no”, she finally gave in.
Yet, it had some threads that remained true to the book. I truly don’t remember reading this when I was younger. Glad I read it now and that my interest was peaked by watching “Saving Mr. Banks.”