Sunday, January 23, 2011

Our book pile

I am always interested in what people are reading.  I love to read.  I love to read to the boys.  Right now I am reading Little Men to them.  It is SUCH a good book so far.  I could close my eyes and be right there on a sabbath walking and talking.  I am also reading to them Phineas Gage.  Do you know who he is?  I didn't.  He had an accident at work where a tapping iron went in his cheek and came out through his forehead.  He lived!  Actually went to town and told the doctor himself what happened.  This happened in 1850 when medical science was very new.  The medical field learned a lot from him. 

Dalton is reading If I Perish about a Korean teacher during WWII who was persecuted for her faith. 
Bryce is reading In the Presence of Mine Enemies about a pilot in the Navy during Vietnam who was captured.
Chandler is reading The Crew of the Dolphin about 2 boys who go out to sea and learn many lessons especially that God is in control of everything, even the sea.

I am reading several books.  The one I finished in a few days because it was so interesting but scary is The Gift of Fear.  This was a book recommended by our pastor's wife.  The Three Battlegrounds is about spiritual warfare of the mind, church and the heavens.  How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay and many books on soap making and garden planning. 

We are studying Ancient Greece so I have a pile of books to read this week during school but I want to tell you about a series that we enjoy.  It is called Drive Through History.  It is a DVD and we will be watching the one on Greece this week.  Check your library, ours carries 3 of them.

What are you reading?  What are your favorite books?  Tell me!


Jenifer said...

"The Gift of Fear" and "Protecting the Gift" are great books - the later is about teaching children to listen to their instincts.
I'm currently reading a book one of my friends wrote on her laptop for two years and is going to get published. It's called "Blood Singer." I'm also reading "Prescription for Natural Healing."

Tina Lundy said...

Hey Angela. I really enjoy reading your blog! I just got done reading "Pearl in the Sand". It's a fictional book based on Rahab's life. It was pretty good, and last night I started the book "Forgotten God" by Francis's great so far!