I’ve read a whole bunch of books and meant to post about them and never got around to it. And now I don’t remember what I wanted to say about them. So here’s a quick catchup.

Mary, Martha, and Me by Camille Fronk Olson: A great look at the story of Mary and Martha in the bible, and the incorrect dichotomy that’s been created because of people misunderstanding the story. Jesus never says that studying is more important than working, He says to chose “that good part”- which is to follow Him, regardless of if you’re studying or working. There’s a lot more to it, and it’s really good.

Letters of Marjorie Pay Hinckley: Sister Hinckley is super cute and her letters were really fun to read.

Baby Signs by Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn: We’re working on sign language with Zoe, this is a great resource.

The Famous Writers School by Steven Carter: The story is told in letters between the teacher and students of a writing correspondence course- interesting construction and storytelling, I enjoyed it.

The Blue Angel by Francine Prose: Fantastic writing and a gripping story of a writing professor obsessed with a student, her writing, and his own destruction. (And yes, I meant that sentence construction, he is obsessed with his own destruction.)

Golgotha by Andrew Skinner: I read this over Easter week, it’s about Christ’s experience after the garden and on the cross, it was excellent.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett: I love this book, and rereading it was a treat. I totally cried.

Sorcery and Cecelia or, the Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer: Charming charming book about cousins in a magic England. Told in letters back and forth, that’s actually the way it was written- the two authors wrote to each other as the characters without talking about plot points. Very entertaining.

Writing with Intent by Margaret Atwood: This was a birthday present, and I’m so glad I got it. Fantastic essays and reviews by Margaret Atwood, who I’m coming to adore more and more. (The fact that she loved the book Witches of Eastwick really kind of sealed it for me.)

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood: I’ve had this book for ages and only now got to it, it’s fantastic. It’s hard to explain, with a novel within a novel, but is never hard to understand. I did think the cover copy was a bit misleading, but maybe that was just me. Anyway, it was really good.

I’m trying to read Decca: The Letters of Jessica Mitford, but I’m having trouble getting into it. Jessica is one of my least favorite Mitfords, (she’s just kind of a whiny bratty brat!)

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