Books I have read recently

  • Shirley by Charlotte Bronte — I'm reading a giant biography of the Brontes "Wild Genius on the Moors" By Juliet Barker (amazing!! but I'll post on that when I finish) So I'm reading each novel as it's discussed in the book. I loved Shirley. I have to agree with the critics that it is a slow painful start and it does take about 150 pages till we meet the title character Shirley. But besides that, it is so well written. Caroline Helstone’s angst is beautiful and poignant. And knowing that the last third of the book was written after Emily & Anne died explains so much about the change in the book. Charlotte likes to fix her world by writing about it and in her version the sick heroine recovers where her sisters did not. I definitely recommend Shirley for the Bronte fan. Don’t skip it.
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas --- It took me a couple chapters to really dive in but after that I was in love. I had read somewhere that it was based on Beauty & the Beast, which is great. What I did not know is that it is a retelling of one of my favorite fairytales: East of the Sun, West of the Moon!!! What a treat when I discovered that. I love that story. It's whimsical and the girl saves the day which I love love love. Sarah does a beautiful job of it and I can't wait for the next one!!
  • Miss Buncle’s Book by D. E. Stevenson —What a little treat. My mom gave these books to me for my birthday and there are so much fun. It’s a light easy read and it made me chuckle.
  • Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder— I adore her soul finder books. I’ve been reading them for years. She builds beautiful strong women and sweeping romance. Her magic system is unique and I want to live in her world.
  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr and E. B. White — A must read for every writer. Thanks to Stephen King for the recommendation. It has all those little things that I had questions about and answered them quickly and succinctly. It’s not the funnest read but it’s helpful.
  • Click of Titles to go to the book's Amazon page

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Delayed Post

O God, hold me now
O Lord, hold me now
There's no other man who could raise the dead
So do what You can to anoint my head
O God, where are you now?
O Lord, say somehow

Da da da, da da da

O God, hold me now
O God, touch me now
There's no other man who could save the day
There's no other god who could raise the dead

H sang that song on Sunday
1. It gave me chills
2. Had to fight off the desire to cry. It was really moving
3. Way to go H

Friday, March 20, 2009

Sir Brian De Bois Guilbert

Now before you read this post you must pronounce the name properly
Sir Brian De Bois Guilbert

phonetically: Sir Brian De Bwa Gillbeyar
say it a couple times. Alright you are ready.

So I just finished watching Ivanhoe A glorious six hour movie. I secretly wish that all movies were at least 6 hours.
I presumes Ivanhoe to be a movie of undying love and enduring faithfulness. I was deceived but I do not regret the time I gave to it. Sir Brian De Bois Guilbert is really the big time bad guy in the movie but he is redeemed thankfully. Pretty much I just really enjoy saying his name.

That's all I should say about this


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