Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Butterfly in the Sky

Recently I managed to finish reading two books I have been working on. The first one was The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory. While it was not quite as good as The Other Boleyn Girl, it was an easy read, and I probably will go on to read the third in the series. Those Boleyns--they were some wild people.

The other book was an unexpected find in Lifeway called A Walk With Jane Austen. I had been reading the author's blog for a while before I ever saw the book in the store, and frankly I was more than a little surprised to see a book about Austen in a Christian bookstore. I don't know why, considering her books are of the utmost propriety, and her writings give clear evidence that she was a Christian. Anyway, Lori Smith takes the reader on her journey through Jane Austen's life, while she herself journeys to find what she believes and what she wants her own life to look like. It was good, but at times I had to have quite a bit of concentration to read it. It made me want to take a trip to jolly old England.

I am planning a trip to the bookstore this weekend to pick up something new, so if you have any suggestions, feel free to throw them out here.

(20 points if you know where this post title came from...)


  1. READING RAINBOW!!! Leave it to the kindergarten teacher!

  2. I can go twice as high
    Take a look
    It's in a book
    Reading Rainbow!

  3. I used to LOVE to watch that show! I need to borrow these books. Summer is fast approaching! :)


  4. Right now I'm reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini... I would say that I can't put it down but with a newborn at home that would be a lie. But, it is very good!


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