Saturday, December 20, 2014

Without School for 2 Weeks: Book Time

                                                                                                                       By: Avonlea
Books that I would like to read again over Christmas break:

Linnets and Valerians
The Wingfeather Saga
The Sherwood Ring         (note: it's not Robin Hood)    

Alone Yet Not Alone
Indian Captive
The Single Shard
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Watership Down
The Old-Fashioned Girl
Lord of the Rings
The Borrowers
Papa's Wife
The Chronicles of Prydain
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Agent Nine and the Jewel Mystery
The Mysterious Island
Rosanna of the Amish
Tuck Everlasting
I am David
Banner in the Sky
The Endless Steppe

Authors whose books are amazing:

Andrew Peterson:
The Wingfeather Saga

                                 Eloise Jarvis McGraw:
                                 Moccasin Trail
                    The Golden Goblet            
                                Master Cornhill
                  Mara Daughter of the Nile

Carolyn Keene:
The Dana Girls Mystery Stories
Nancy Drew Mysteries

Jules Verne:
Around the World in Eighty Days
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
The Mysterious Island     (note: a sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea)
Journey to the Center of the Earth

Madeleine L'Engle:
Wrinkle in Time
A Wind in the Door
Many Waters
A Swiftly Tilting Planet            
An Acceptable Time

Wilkie Collins:
The Woman in White

Honorable Author Mentions: E. Nesbit, Martha Finley, Elizabeth Goudge, Louisa May Alcott, Lucy Maud Montgomery, and many more!

Random: My favorite holiday movies are Holiday Inn and White Christmas.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mom's Ripe Old Age of Forty


     Have you noticed how my mom has been steering around her birthday, lately? If asked how old she was turning, she would reply, "39." But in reality, she's turning 40....

Rather crazy photo of Mom gasping at the idea of turning 40

Grant, appalled at my having the camera and taking pictures of him and Mom.

 Mommy as a little girl of ten