Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Books of 2008 - January

As you may remember from last year I do not list:
books read aloud to the girls
books read for Bible study or church
magazines or newspapers
anything started but not finished

So here's my list for January:
1. Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler: The Age of Social Catstrophe by Robert Gellately. Non-fiction. A little light reading to start the year - hardly! This book is excellent and well written so don't be dismayed by its hefty size.

2. The Book of General Ignorance by John Lloyd and J. Mitchinson. Non-fiction. Very condescending attitude to scripture and believers. Nothing to recommend it other than a little wittiness on occasion.

3. One Red Paperclip by Kyle MacDonald. Non-fiction. The book about one young man's "bigger and better" quest to trade a paperclip for a house in Canada. Light, amusing reading.

4. Persuasion by Jane Austen. Fiction. Read because I watched the Masterpiece movie and wanted to cleanse it from my mind. This book deserves much more acclaim than it receives. Possibly my favorite Austen...
5. Educating the Whole Hearted Child by Clay and Sally Clarkson. Non-fiction. Inspirational how-to. Highly recommended.
6. Books that Build Character by Kilpatric and Wolfe. Non-fiction. A rather dry list of books. Read Honey for a Child's Heart instead.
7. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. Fiction. Read because I enjoyed the Masterpiece movie. This book is delightful and witty Jane Austen at her best. (Although when wasn't she?) I defy you to read this without laughing out loud.

8. The Death of the Grown-Up by Diana West. Non-fiction. Everyone must read this book. It is sobering but necessary. Plus it echoes what I've been saying for years. The only thing that kept me from writing this book myself is...ability. That and serious research skills.

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