Thursday, March 14, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

Not Just Hiking - February 2013

Want to see what I am reading and have read before I post my complete list at the end of the month? Want to know when I read a book or what I am going to read? Check out my Goodreads page. Want to see a list of every physical book in this house? Want to know what my husband read? Want to know what my kids own? Visit LibraryThing.

Chosen by God by R.C. Sproul
Sproul is very smart and quite convinced that he is right.  I just don't happen to agree with him.  I am not a Calvinist and we fall apart on the question of The Fall of Man.  I can't imagine ever believing that "man" lost his desire for God in The Fall.  He may have sinned and been cast from The Garden, but lose his yearning for the creator?  You will never convince me.

The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern
I read this last year and liked it.  I read again it for book club and liked it even more the second time.  The first time the description and the writing took me in.  This time the sadness of the story captured my attention.  Totally different experience

The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
Superlative.  Heartbreaking.  Best book of the year and my choice to win the TOB.  If I get it right this year I will be two for two as I chose The Sisters Brothers last year.
Read. This. Book.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Another TOB book that I happily gave to my son.  Really good, but not better than Johnson's.

The Civil War, Vol. 1 by Shelby Foote
If you want to know absolutely everything about the Civil War than this is for you.  If, however, you want - as I did - a brief overview, I suggest you pick up something besides a three volume history.  Good, but dense.

Retriever Puppy Training by Cherylon Loveland
It isn't the greatest book in the world, but it may be the greatest book on training a 8 to 16 week old puppy.  Which I am doing right now.


Not getting much of anything done around here, but who cares?  This guy is in our lives.  

Welcome to our home Shelby!