butterfly53 is not currently reading any books.
I’m 59 years old, female, from the United States. I’ve been a DailyLit member since April 01, 2009.
- Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom finished
- Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town finished
Little Brother finished
Excellent and scary! Big brother is watching Little Brother. I looked forward to every reading! Well-developed storyline with really defined characters. In the light of modern-day homeland security, many issues were raised. Really made me think, yet was a very enjoyable read. Loved Marcus, wish I knew him. I posted this on 02 March 2010
- An Ideal Husband finished
- 100 Ways to Succeed/Make Money finished
- Mansfield Park finished
- Behind a Mask finished
- Unleashing the Ideavirus finished
- An Old-Fashioned Girl finished
I was in a book club in 6th grade and the facilitator picked "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London. I fell in love with London's books and have used his books as the basis for writing papers in both high school and college.
Weird book, but it definitely kept me coming back! I cannot even describe the story. You just have to read it for yourself.
Big brother is watching Little Brother. I looked forward to every reading! Well-developed storyline with really defined characters. In the light of modern-day homeland security, many issues were raised. Really made me think, yet was a very enjoyable read. Loved Marcus, wish I knew him.
I love Louisa May Alcott. Though this book lacks the eternal rightness of "Little Women", it is still a romantic, "old-fashioned" tale and I really liked it.
Oldest of 13. MBA. Lakeshore living.
My favorite poet and my favorite poem, very patriotic.
~ The Gift Outright ~
The land was ours before we were the land's.
She was our land more than a hundred years
Before we were her people. She was ours
In Massachusetts, in Virginia.
But we were England's, still colonials,
Possessing what we still were unpossessed by,
Possessed by what we now no more possessed.
Something we were withholding made us weak.
Until we found out that it was ourselves
We were withholding from our land of living,
And forthwith found salvation in surrender.
Such as we were we gave ourselves outright
(The deed of gift was many deeds of war)
To the land vaguely realizing westward,
But still unstoried, artless, unenhanced,
Such as she was, such as she would become.
~ Robert Frost; 1874-1963 ~