- A Tale of Two Cities 67% complete
- Grammar Devotional 100% complete
- 30 Stories in 30 Days finished
- America's Greatest Hits finished
- Wikipedia Tour: Greek Mythology finished
- With a Little Help finished
- Berlitz DailyLit Spanish Lessons finished
- 151 Best Movies You've Never Seen by Leonard Maltin finished
- Organizing the Disorganized Child finished
- The Old Curiosity Shop finished
3 Short Reads by Edgar Allan Poe finished
A New Perspective I have not read Poe in many years (since high school) and I found it much more sinister than I did then. These dark writings bother me now, because I know it is not just great fiction writing. Some of these dark characters actually exist and have the power to destroy us. I posted this on 20 September 2009
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button finished
Life and Death Is babyhood so different than old age? The obvious answer is yes, but there are a few uncanny similariities. What I love about this story is that it poses questions without actually stating them. Growing up and growing old are amazing, and the rigt way to go. I posted this on 25 February 2009
My life has never been the same since the day my daughter was born. From that day on life was no longer about me. She just left for college a few days ago, but she is still my baby.
Beloved. That was the one and only time a movie helped me understand a book better.
Marme from Little Women.
I had asthma as a child and my mom was always very patient when I was ill.
Why did the turtle cross the road? To get to the Shell station.
I would like to learn how to play the piano.
my grandmother taught me how to cook. I'll never forget spending a week at her house making homemade pasta that had to dry overnight on clean cloths on the beds, so we stayed up late and camped out in the livingroom watching tv and talking.
As she watched her mother drive away from the campus, she forgot how much she was looking forward to what she thought was freedom.
My pet peeve is the misuse of the words "less" and "fewer". I don't have less pennies than you, I have fewer pennies than you, which means I have less money than you.
Excuse my typos!
I have a goal of reading one biogarphy of each president (on my bucket list). I am up to John Quincy Adams. If I read three or four more this year I will be ecstatic.
I don't remember my actual first day, but my aunt, who is only 5 years older than me, lived nearby and went to the same school. For my first year we walked to and from school together, so I felt safe.
The Bible-where and by whom was it banned?
Making grammar fun is quite a feat, and here it was accomplished. This was not a boring review, but an extremely relevant and useful look at grammar.
When flipping a coin, why do more people choose heads than talis?
Secure and safe, cared for-that's how I should feel. Admired and appreciated, that's how he should feel.
She loves the Lord with all of her heart, soul and mind.
My hero is Elisabeth Elliot. Not only is she a wonderful writer, she has lived a life of integrity and deep faith. She inspires me to be joyful in this life that God has given me. Although widowed twice and now married a third time, she has been single more years than married. She inspires single women to be wise in love. In addition, she has lived courageously. Her first husband was martyred for his faith. She continued their work while raising their daughter alone. Her second husband died from cancer, yet she continued to be a model of strength. She is brave and always speaks in truth and love.
Same Kind of Different as Me
The Hole in Our Gospel
Ten Stupid Things Women Do To Mess Up Their Lives
I don't know if Dickens had a day job, but Ithink he would have made a great pastor.
Make sure my daughter is okay even if I'm gone.
Bless Me Ultima was completely ridiculous. The story is supposedly told from the point of view of a child, but it reads almost like he is an adult . His parents are annoying, and the weird mix of spirtual beliefs is troublesome. I really didn't see the point, other then the benefits to children of having two parents who are on the same spiritual page.
Sorry I did not respond sooner-you were right!
I have not read Poe in many years (since high school) and I found it much more sinister than I did then. These dark writings bother me now, because I know it is not just great fiction writing. Some of these dark characters actually exist and have the power to destroy us.
Had hard time keeping teenager busy.
Pray I live to become Grandma.
I can't choose just one, but I think Toni Morrison is worth a mention.
Is babyhood so different than old age? The obvious answer is yes, but there are a few uncanny similariities. What I love about this story is that it poses questions without actually stating them. Growing up and growing old are amazing, and the rigt way to go.
Othello-only for that one day, long enough for him to be extraordinarily romantic but not long enough for him to become jealous and crazy!
I am not generally an Oprah Winfrey fan, but I think she is a very good actress. She did very well with Toni Morrison's Beloved. Lord of the Rings was fabulous, and I was pleasantly surprised at Disney's handling of The Chronicles of Narnia.
I am only part way through the book, but it has already proven to be as enjoyable and inviting as many of Dickens' works are. Interesting characters and situations, looking forward to continuing reading.
It would definitely be the Bible. Every 18 year old should read, understand and experience the Bible, God's holy word, before beginning their adult life. There is no better foundation than understanding God's infinite love for us.