Monday, May 19, 2008

Very first post

I'm excited to begin this blog...something I have been wanting to create for two years and haven't done!! Tina's blog today was the catalyst for just doing it!! It also makes me feel behind...time to catch up! The latest adult book I read and loved was The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood! It was amazing to love it so much because it is such a sad book and made me shed tears, really cry, cry, cry!! The book made me focus a bit more on appreciating my wonderful children. I finished Briar Rose by Jane Yolen, which has been on my "to read" list for a year. I finally read it and thought it combined fairy tale themes with the Holocaust very well. I am excited to take home the Iowa Children's Choice books for the summer and read those. My after-school student book club is reading The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale. I didn't think this book was going to capture my attention as much as it does. It brings up many themes for our girl's group to discuss, such as forced marriages, the desire to learn, money and how it makes the world go 'round and prejudices on many levels.
That's all for now-


Andrew Clarke said...

May I suggest a title to try? If you enjoy books that stand up for the underprivileged, and show compassion winning over cruelty, you might enjoy "Outcasts Of Skagaray". If you like strong female protagonists, the same applies. For a free preview, go to and read the sample chapters and comments. Your opinion would be valued. Best wishes in any case. My blog is if you feel like visiting.

Peaceful Reader said...

thanks for the suggestion! I will try the book and let you know what I think.

mama reads!