Thursday, May 31, 2012

Reading Log for May, 2012

I can't believe how on-the-ball I am this month!

Knowing God - J. I. Packer - 4 (out of 5) - this is highly recommended reading for Christians wanting to know more about the character of God.  Everything is strictly scriptural, no fanciful imaginings of  "my God" or "God as I understand Him".  This book took me months to finish, even though it was not a difficult book to read or understand.  It simply needed to be read slowly, with lots and lots of time given to highlighting.

The House at Pooh Corner - A.A. Milne -3- sad to leave behind the 100 Acre Forest. Read this at bedtime to my two younger sons (7 and 9), just like I did with the older boys a few years back.

The Land Beyond the Mountains - Janice Holt Giles - 4- during the time immediately following the Revolution, when the frontier of Kentucky was just being settled.  Another great piece of historical fiction.

Fairytale Interrupted: What JFK, Jr. Taught Me About Life, Love and Loss - Rosemarie Terenzio - 3 - easy, fast-paced.  It was interesting to learn more about JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy (I was always fascinated with Carolyn).  But, that's all it was.

Johnny Osage - Janice Holt Giles -3 - Early 1820s in the Western Arkansas Indian Territory.

Voyage to Santa Fe - Janice Holt Giles -4- 1823, Johnny (Osage) Fowler and his wife Judith caravan to start a new life in Santa Fe.

Savanna - Janice Holt Giles - 3 - 1829, Western Arkansas Indian Territory.  Savanna is the granddaughter of Hannah Fowler and Tattie Drake Cartwright (from The Land Beyond the Mountains).  She sort of reminds me of Scarlet O'Hara, all headstrong and self-will run riot.  I did not care for her, and liked this book the least of the JHG books so far.


  1. I'm really going to have to go find those JHG books again. Do you know if they exist on Amazon or anywhere else? Our interlibrary loan process has changed and it's much harder to use with a million more rules about number of books loaned and amount of time they can be loaned. Party poopers.

  2. I found a couple on bookmooch and paperbackswap, and some on amazon. The popular ones, like Hannah Fowler, had a long wait list and were higher priced on amazon.


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