Monday, May 31, 2010

Book 19

The Last Apprentice:
Attack of the Fiend
Joseph Delaney

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Book 18

The Last Apprentice:
Night of the Soul Stealer
by Joseph Delaney

Good but the climax lacked something.  "Oh, that was it?  Did I miss something?  Let me back up and reread the paragraph.  Nope, didn't miss anything."  Just a little flat after all the build up.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

I've decided...

I've decided to join the Catholic church.  I believe it is the one and only true church, and I believe that everyone should join the Catholic church.  I'm especially worried about my grandchildren.  I know this is the church they should be members of but their parents are Mormon and don't agree with me.

I feel really strongly about this, so I've come up with a plan to convert my grandchildren to Catholicism.  When their parents aren't in the room I'm going to tell them about how wonderful the Catholic church is.   I'll compare it to their parents' church and show them how much wiser it would be to attend a Catholic church.   I also plan to take them to church with me so that they can see first hand how much more fun it would be to attend church with the Catholics rather than with the Mormons.  I know their parents won't be happy about this, but I know being Catholic is the right choice for everyone.  I'm sorry that I have to undermine my daughter and son-in-law's parental authority, but they just don't understand how their choice to raise their children in the Mormon church is going to screw up the kids' lives.

No, I'm not going to join the Catholic church.

Go back and insert "public school" for Catholic church and "homeschool" for Mormon church.  See where I'm coming from? 
  1. Thank you to those of you who may not agree with homeshcool but are still supportive.
  2. If you do have a beef with homeschool, talk to me not my kids. Privately would be nice.
  3. I believe homeschool is a choice.  I do not believe it is better than public or private school.
  4. I will not try to talk your kids into choosing homeschool.  I trust your parental right to inspiration.  You know what school choice is right for each of your children.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Book 17

The Last Apprentice:
Curse of the Bane
Joseph Delaney

Okay, now I know why these are in the young adult(YA) section and not in Juvenile.  This one got a little more gruesome.  Still enjoyed reading it but thinking that maybe I shouldn't read these before bedtime.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Book 16

The Last Apprentice:
Revenge of the Witch
Joseph Delaney

Young adult fiction.  Yes, this does have witches in it. If that isn't your thing, skip it.  It was a quick (one day) read, and I already have the second book in the series on hold at the library.  I enjoyed it though I do think it would have scared my younger kids. 

Friday, May 14, 2010

Book 15

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
Rhoda Janzen

I was drawn to this book because we use textbooks from a Mennonite publisher.  The title piqued my interest which led to watching an interview with the author. 

There were times I laughed.  There were times when I couldn't figure out what she was getting at. 

I would rate this book a PG-13.  The language that the husband used and some of the situations were a bit out of my comfort zone. 

Saturday, May 8, 2010


Where have I been?  I love this song. Lyrics

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