Monday, August 4, 2008
Anyway, I finished 'North Toward Home' and ended up really liking it once he got out of Mississippi. I just prefer more stories - even if it is autobiographical.
I have not been faithful to my blogging and for that I am sorry. I guess I never read a book this summer that I was passionate about!
I just finished 'Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead' by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. The amount of time she spent writing was incredible! But then I realize she never had to cook, clean, do the yard work, walk the dog, laundry, etc. I am sure she would have been an excellent blogger! It was very interesting.
Now I am going to look at what my fellow bloggers have been reading and select a book from one of them!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I called my mom last night and we discussed my reading and my blogging. I can't wait to go visit her and help her set up a blog! I have thought a lot about her lately because if you were to ask me why I love to read, I would say to you that you must know my mother! Here she is with the 3rd generation of her children to sit and cuddle and read.
"You may have tangible wealth untold. / Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. / Richer than I you can never be – / I had a mother who read to me."
— Strickland Gillilan
Monday, May 5, 2008
The best part about signing up for this summer reading/blogging project is getting around to reading books I have been meaning to read for some time! I have heard about Rick Bragg from my mother and she suggested it would be a good book for me and so I decided to read his first book All Over but the Shoutin'. It is a perfect summer read and the preface gripped me. Rick Bragg and I are the same age and yet I can tell you his upbringing and his view of his Alabama are COMPLETELY different from my own which makes the book so fascinating! With this beautiful weather I hope to be able to sit out on my patio and read a few pages before the sun fades and the mosquitoes fly! I hope my fellow bloggers are enjoying their books and many thanks to Maggie for doing this!