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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Book Pile - April 2009

How delightful a good book list is! When I find one from a like-minded person it is even more wonderful since I know that I will most likely enjoy or find great value in the books suggested. This is important to me since the time I have to read is quite limited. Do you feel the same way?

Well, if you've been reading this blog, we probably are like-minded. Perhaps you'll enjoy some of the books I've read. I'd love to hear what you've read and enjoyed recently...leave a comment, won't you?

Books read in April:
The Giver, Lois Lowry - read this before I turned it over to my 12 year old. Loved it! A futuristic tale of a world where all needs are met except, perhaps, the most important one. You'll have to read to find out what that is!

The Art of Teaching, Gilbert Highet - an enlightening read that encouraged a sense of purpose for my vocation of teaching my children.

Real Food Revival, Sherri Brooks Vinton and Ann Clark Espuelas - a good place to start for those desiring to eat a more sensible and sustainable diet. The authors take you "aisle by aisle" through the grocery-shopping experience to teach you how to make wise food decisions.

The Aboliton of Man, CS Lewis - comprised of three essays from a series of talks he gave. This is a classic Christian book looking at modern culture from a Chrisitan perspective: ethics, science, the nature of man. This is a book I've had on my "to be read" list for some time, but finally made a point of picking it up when it was listed as a "must-read" on the CiRCE reading list for this year's conference.

Books started in April and still being read:
The Egg and I, Betty MacDonald

Books on my "To Be Read" list for May:

The Anglican Spirit, Michael Ramsey

The Religious Potential of the Child, Sofia Cavaletti

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain

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Amy said...

How funny -- I just read The Giver a couple of months ago, and then bought a copy to give to Strider when he turns 12 (a few years away of course)!
And I just ordered The Egg and I, on your recommendation. Looking forward to reading it!