Friday, October 31, 2008

Grand Idea!

I for one, think that's a brilliant idea. As you can see from my post before, I like to write my thoughts out on books sometimes and this is a good outlet. I'm all for picking up the list again next summer. Fabulous.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


I must admit I have been doing a lot of reading but mostly in regards to what I am teaching my children at the present moment, the RS book group books, and my own pleasure "need to escape from reality" reading. I do have a couple of books I would LOVE to discuss on this blog though, if we do ever get around the reading together once again.

The Book Theif -M. Zusack ??


The Gospel According to Larry - Janet somebody

(Sorry, I'm never good at remembering authors)

Hey, I have a suggestion . .. how 'bout for awhile we just kind of give our opinions or ideas on books we've currently read or are reading. At least right now while we're all busy? Then maybe next summer we can get started on our list again? Just a thought. OR we could totally ignore this blog and pretend it doesnt exist for awhile.

With that said, I just read North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (not the Civil War North and South). It was a very beautiful book, I thought. Very Jane Austen-esque.

Okay, that's all I have to say. Happy Reading!


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hey, not sure why that came here. So I deleted it. :-)


I had the Screwtape Letters from the library and never even started it. Sorry. I have a hard time reading books over. I remember liking it though. Especially after the guy was married and the devil was starting to focus on pride. Good lesson there. The Colombia book I also had from the library and wasn't able to finish it in time. I do plan on reading that and will be checking it out again. Maybe after Christmas. Lo siento.

I'm swamped

Don't count on my reading anything for the next . . . ever really. Kami, I did find a book today in my house about kids in Columbia who started a peace movement. I'll read over (it's not long) and see if it would be something good for Ana.

Any one?

Are any of you still reading? I have the next two books. I'll be honest and say that the book about Columbia is not looking like a nail-biter, but I could be pleasantly surprised. I'm willing to give it a try. Are we on hold for now? Too busy?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hey Strangers

Okay, so I have a bit of time on my hands - - just enough to post a message here. :-) It looks like we've all "taken a break" which makes me feel oh so much better about "dropping out" for a minute. Update of where I stand on this: I just got the Thief Lord in the mail and will be reading it sometime. I'm still slightly interested in reading the Columbia book, but maybe best to catch me for that one in the summer months. And one final note on our list: I will say that I'm not so sure The House of Seven Gables is worth reading. Seriously! BUT, if you still want to read it, I will join in on the discussion when the time comes.

That is all from me. Right now I'm enjoying my own reading. Hope you're all well!