Monday, July 4, 2011

Reading Log for June, 2011

Pretty slow month, overall.  I had a hard time getting into any of them, except True Grit.  Seems like I watched a lot more tv than usual, too....but, here it is, what there is of it!

42. Clara and Mr. Tiffany – 3.5 – Susan Vreeland – It was okay – very interesting historical information about Tiffany Glass and that time period, I never really got into the character of Clara (who was a real person, btw) though. I would like to do more research on my own.

43. True Grit – 5 – Charles Portis – incredible book. I love her explanation of the doctrine of election. I did not expect this to be such a theologically rich book. I had never seen either of the movies before I read this. I have now seen the new movie, and it is pretty close to the book.

44. Don’t Call it a Comeback: The Old Faith for a New Day – 3.75 – edited by Kevin DeYoung – okay – collection of essays about various doctrines, written from a Reformed perspective, and then some about applications of those doctrines in Christian life. A good book for someone just starting out in their journey.

45. The Great Brain – 4.5 – John D. Fitzgerald - I remember reading this as a child. My older boys absolutely loved it. I like it with cautions – Tom and his great brain does the wrong things for the right reasons, and has an attitude of tricking people out of their money, though he does reform in the end.

46. Anne of Ingleside – 4 – L.M. Montgomery – book 6 in the Anne of Green Gables series. Anne is all grown up, and it is more about her young children than her. I think I liked it least of all the books, but it was still a pleasant read.


  1. Why oh why are you not crazy about Anne? Huge sigh. I remember the Great Brain too! I saw True Grit when I came out and loved it, knew it would have made a tremendous read but, alas, I cannot read a book I've already seen.

    I read:

    37. Tell Me Lies by Jennifer Crusie
    38. Born Under A Lucky Moon by Dana Precious
    39. When The Wife Cheats by Frank Zaccari
    40. Rain Village by Carolyn Turgeon
    41. Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
    42. A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh
    43. Three Wishes, A true story of good friends.... by Carey Goldberg

    Of these, I can highly recommend Born Under a Lucky Moon and Rain Village. The rest aren't going to be your cup.

    Hope your summer is going well and your new building project too.

    I walked by a house with chickens in the backyard today and instantly thought of you. I'm not sure what that says about me or you ;-)



  2. I just saw True Grit the movie. I should read the book if it is that good!


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