Sunday, September 30, 2012
Reading Log for September, 2012
Finished a few good ones this month. I have a whole lot of books "started" with bookmarks moving slowly through them.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowlings - 4
The big guys and I have been reading this all summer, at bedtime. We finished it last night, so tonight we can watch the movie!
Hittite Warrior- Joanne Williamson - 5
This was some excellent historical fiction, taking place in the time period of the Judges. Generally I don't care for historical fiction using Biblical people, because I don't like the liberties that are taken with scripture. A recent "not finished" of this sort was Adam and His Kin by Ruth Beechik. The characters of Deborah, Barak, Sisera and Jael are fleshed out, but nothing happens that is contrary to scriptural accounts. This is on a lot of homeschool reading lists, and for good reason. My older boys and I read it together.
Garment of Shadows - Laurie R. King- 2
Ms. King better get some good stories going again, or I am going to be done with Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes. The last couple books have been lame, and not only lame but hard to follow.
Walking In Power, Love and Discipline (1 and 2 Timothy and Titus) - Kay Arthur - 3 - used this as a guide for my ladies' discipleship group. If I had never used any of Mrs. Arthur's other studies I would love this, but it was only okay by comparison.
The Expats - Chris Pavone - 4
This was a fun book. Kate has left the CIA, without ever having told her husband she was in the CIA. Now they are living in Luxembourg with their two sons, and strange events make her wonder if she is being tailed, or her husband. Overall, an interesting thriller. Some of the situations toward the end defy credulity, and the story being told out of chronological order was hard to get settled into, but still a good story.