Monday, May 13, 2013

March Reads

 Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell - 3/13/2013
Good -  Classic 138 pages, Kindle
The old ladies of Cranford live their lives traditionally and quietly. 
Book club selection for March. I took a while to get into this choice, but eventually liked it. I did find the narration to be uneven; portions of the book moved me to tears, others were skillfully drawn characterizations, but some were just dull.

Heaven for Kids by Randy Alcorn - 3/25/2013
Excellent - Inspirational 224 pages, Kindle
Alcorn answers questions that kids might ask about what heaven will be like. 
Loved this and read aloud it to the kids. The questions are practical and thoughtful and the answers are backed up with Scripture wherever possible. When not backed with Scripture, Alcorn admits it and gives his reasoning. 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling - 3/29/2013
Excellent - Children's 435 pages, Audio/Print
Re-read of the 3rd Harry Potter book.

The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James - 3/30/2013
Excellent - Chick Lit 414 pages, Print
Samantha finds a long-lost letter written by Jane Austen which hints at an unknown manuscript which had been stolen in 1802.
Won this book in a blog contest. LOVED IT!

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