A Reader Will Read No Matter What!

I have not been feeling well for over a week now… stiffly nose, sore throat, annoying cough, weariness and general lethargy.  If that isn’t bad news on its own, I don’t have a quality piece of literature to take me away from the here and now!  Of course, I’m still reading, but nothing that grabs my interest and sucks me in while hours dissipate.  Oh, for an orphan story of rags to royalty and lost parents to found love…. on the docks in a new country…. ….. …. 

As you may or may not know, I’ll be teaching History of Arizona next school year and I’m searching for biographies for the high schoolers to report on.  I proof them all first, so as not to assign steamy wagon stories of lust gone bad on the lonely, dusty trail in the desert.  I’m currently speed reading These Is My Words, a collection of diary entries from a pioneer woman.  Thez onlee sew much badd gramer n spellin’ I ken tak in won sittin’.  Good grief.  The stories are thought provoking, but as a English-loving teacher, I don’t think I can assign this book in its entirty to anyone who may mention my name in association with the book.  Maybe I’ll read excerpts to the class for brainstorming journal writing ideas. 

Bulletproof George Washington is the other book I’m making my way through.  It’s a short read and if I was not incapacitated it would sincerely be an hour-long at most.  But I’m on day three.  I have to put the book down to blow my nose…. I may have above average manual dexterity, but I cannot blow my nose singlehandedly.  History books of REAL history that has been systematically removed from government text books and encyclopedias makes me want to shout for joy… and proclaim the truth from the roof top.   (I’m not sure I could get up on our roof, however….)  This book is written from five or six different sources with genuine stories of God’s hand of guidance and protection on our country’s first President. And God, himself, is even mentioned in the pages for all to see!   The book discusses daily happenings in young George’s life that are not common knowledge thanks to our liberal school systems. My kids will be reading this when we study American History… next school year… 2011-2012.

My name is at the top of the Reserved list at the library for two new books that are on order…. one from one of my favorite authors, Allison Pittman titled The Bridegrooms.  I’ve read everything Ms. Pittman has published and have not been disappointed yet.  Her books make me giggle out loud…. GOL.  The other is Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers.  Francine has caught and held my interest in the past, but has also let me down a few times…. I’m hoping with all hope for Her Mother’s Hope to be a keeper.  I pray at least one of these comes in before we head away on a two-week road trip!

    

And can I just make a plug for Cepocal?  It is by far the best cough drop on the market!  Really!

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4 Responses to “A Reader Will Read No Matter What!”

  1. Jennie C. Says:

    We’re alike in so many ways, but also so different. I was recently sick without anything decent to read and I was SO FRUSTRATED.

    But I’m currently reading Ringworld, a sci fi classic. And what I am waiting for from my library is called Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins and it’s the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy. Here’s what Wikipedia says about the books:

    “The Hunger Games trilogy takes place in an unidentified future time period after the destruction of North America, in a nation known as Panem. Panem consists of a rich Capitol and twelve surrounding, poorer districts. As punishment for a previous rebellion against the Capitol, every year one boy and one girl from each district, between the ages of twelve and eighteen, are selected by lottery and forced to participate in the Hunger Games. The Games are a televised event where the participants, or “tributes”, must fight to the death in a dangerous outdoor arena until only one remains. It is required viewing for everyone in the districts.”

  2. Stan and Val Rober Says:

    Jennie C. Your probably know what your Gram said when she saw your words sci fi. I lean in that direction also. At one time I didn’t. Back (way back) I was thoroughly interested in reading the BIG/LITTLE BOOK SERIES on Flash Gordon and one other actual sci fi series (can’t think of the name now). My greatest interest has always been non-fiction or also historicaly based fiction adventure types. Linda, one of my favorites is THE AUBREY/MATURIN NOVELS series by Patrick O’Brian about the sea going adventures of the British Navy in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. Most, but not all, would be appropriate for teen agers as an exposition to the extremely difficult conditions endured by those early sailors. As Jennie C. knows, I am somewhat attracted to the “early sea” novels because my father left Germany in 1908 on a four-masted schooner, sailed around the horn, and jumped ship in Vancouver, B.C. O’Brian takes historically accurate happenings and weaves Capt. Aubrey and Dr. Maturin as taking part in the adventures.

  3. Stan and Val Rober Says:

    One more tidbit of info. I had the originals of the above mentioned BIG/LITTLE BOOKS. They cost about 5 or 10 cents at F.W. Woolworth. Today I’ll bet they would be priceless.

  4. Christy B . Says:

    I’m in the middle of “her mothers hope” right now and you won’t be disappointed!!! there are distant shores! even canada!!

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