Monday, June 6, 2011

It's Summer

Taking a break from classic list to get ready for next school year.

Thought this one might be a good "instead of" for my remediation class...instead of Fahrenhiet 451.

Another possibility for my remediation class. The girls will love and the length isn't too indimitating. Good discussions too!

Of course I picked out two "fun" books to read this summer so I can go see the movies.

Not to worry...when I am finished I will get back into business with His Dark Materials. Here is my write up on Jane Eyre:

I got into it much better than PandP. Jane at least had a life of consequence...things happened-important things, thought-provoking and interesting things, but alas, I let too much time past and I am simply not interested any more. So Sorry! My first fail of the the marathon has happened. Must get back on wagon!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.

I just finished reading The Hobbit, and I liked it much better than P and P. It as entertaining, suspenseful, and fine holiday fun. Towards the end I was a little put out that the men killed Smaug, as I thought our little friend, Bilbo, would be the one to destroy the flaming dragon. But alas, he had a greater purpose he was destined for, and it seemed that our God figure, Gandalf, had foreseen exactly who needed to be put where to bring about a peaceful time. Love, love, love, when Bilbo goes to the men and sacrifices his precious archenstone, very selflessly, in order to bring about "peace and quiet." PRECIOUS!

I may be a teensy bit excited about The Lord of the Rings.

I like these quotations from the novel:

"We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!"

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."

"His magic ring he kept a great secret, for he chiefly used it when unpleasant callers came!"

"Never laugh at a live dragon"