so harry potter made a grand entrance early saturday morning...we've out grown going to barnes and noble at midnight...thanks be to god...
but i had to make a krogers run before packing the car on saturday and managed a copy at a bargain price.
so mac the read aholic...read it on the way to michigan until it was too dark, then he borrowed hudson's head lamp to keep going.
he finished the book some time early on sunday morning...in the wee hours...but he was going at about 100 pages an hour!
yes, the lewin clan all love books! and we must pace ourselve in the acquistion of such in order to buy food, clothing and other such necessities! so this leads me to a tag on books that susie albert miller gave me a month ago!
so here's a long winded part 1:
happy summer reading to you all!
Now you must know that I was an English major so books are in my blood..
I’d have to say that I am a bookaholic…I won’t say I am a readaholic because too often I buy a book and it takes me awhile to read it…I did sign up for the summer reading club every summer in my childhood and read and read. Reading has always been a great escape for me…and books feed my soul….i started my first novel in 7th grade it was about a servant girl who lived in the attic of a manor house in england…of course she ends up falling in love with the lord’s son ….but only after she has grown up and educated herself…
Very sabrinaesque…but I hadn’t seen the movie at the time…
I just am a true romantic at heart!
How many: too many…stacks by the bed, stacks in the office, shelves in the dining room living, and more in the basement!
Last book purchased: brennan manning the foolishness of jesus
Last book read: blue like jazz
Reading the manning book and shaping of things to come
Most meaningful books from childhood:
I can still remember the illustrations from the little enginet hat could” the train had lollipops and bottles of milk…
Also there was a book of verse and poetry called that we called “the tall thin book”
It had the poem “counterpane” by Robert louis Stephenson” and once again I loved the illustration that went with that…and a great story called “the ever lasting lollipop” and another poem …”mr nobody”
When mac was little I actually found another copy of the book so I have read it to my kids too.
My dad had an old book from his childhood called “sonny elephant”
I loved all the Little House on the Praire books, mysteries, and the Chronicles of Narnia…
The summer I accepted jesus at camp, my camp counselor read the lion, the witch and the wardrobe out loud to us every night…it was my first introduction to narnia and cs lewis.
There was novel called the witch of blackbird pond that is still a favorite …about a girl who moves from a british settlement in the Caribbean to live with her relatives in a puritan town in massachussetts…
How she is outcast and questioned because she can swim, she wears bright colors and she’d rather be out in the countryside than sit all day in church!
The Lord of the Rings…I read it in high school, took a course on the books in college and we’ve read them out loud as a family…they are still amazing to me!
I used to teach language arts and my favorite book to teach was the Great Gatsby…
I also have read everything Eugenia Price wrote…she wrote historic fiction…set in the south…especially st. simons island…someone in her novels knows jesus and has he opportunity to influence others…great beach reading!
Another great beach book is "a year in provence"…
tomorrow...spiritual books i love.