So I just recieved the first book in the Atlanta Justice series by Rachel Dylan. I’ll post my review in the next couple of days. Thanks Bethany House!
|The Clockwork Dynasty||Daniel H. Wilson|
|The Stone Sky (Broken Earth Series #3)||N. K. Jemisin|
|The Deerslayer||James Fenimore Cooper|
|The Last of the Mohicans||James Fenimore Cooper|
|Captains Courageous||Rudyard Kipling|
|Flatland: A romance of many dimensions||Edwin A Abbott|
|Watership Down||Richard Adams|
|Leap of Faith||Queen Noor Al-Hussein|
|Thunder||Bonnie S. Calhoun|
|Season of Wonder||Lisa Tawn Begren|
|A Time to Die||Nadine Brandes|
|When Mischief Came to Town||Katrina Nannestad|
|Wearing God||Lauren F Winner|
|The Finishing School||Valerie Woerner|
|The Adoration of Jenna Fox||Mary E Pearson|
|The Kiss of Deception||Mary E Pearson|
|The Patriarchs||Beth Moore|
|Four Sisters, All Queens||Sherry Jones|
Last time I was pregnant I decided to read “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell and while I loved the novel, I hated the movie. Mostly because the man who plans Rhett looks like my Cuban grandfather. And I was team Scarlet-Rhett. Oh well.
This time around I am trying to select one of a few novels to read this last trimester. Help me decide:
1. War and Peace. I have heard that TV1 in England produced a masterful retelling of this novel, however I have not seen it. I want to read this novel, however I am a little intimidated of the Russian writers. Their novels are so incredibly massive. Although I did enjoy Anna Karenina, so maybe I should revisit the Russians?
2. Our Mutual Friend. I’ve read most of Charles Dicken’s other novels, but for some reason I’ve never read this one.
3. Crime & Punishment. Ah, another Russian novel.
What do you think?
And that leads me to video games. I personally believe that we have a whole generation of young adults now who are completely unprepared for life. I see the latch-key kids coming home from work as 20somethings and even 30somethings and they are a generation completely shaped by media. They don’t question media, they believe it whole-hardheartedly. When I suggest going to original sources (supreme court decisions, congressional edicts etc) they complain that they can’t read it, it doesn’t make sense, or they didn’t know that this information was available to the public. This amazes me. I was trained to read the opinions of supreme court justices, analyze that and then observe the news. But that was an AP class, the majority of my contemporaries did not have that experience, and they are used to viewing CNN or Fox as original sources, not the town criers or Rachel Lyndes they used to be recognized as.
All that to say, there are 10 things I’ve decided I want to teach my son:
1. How to read, at an advanced reading level
Marvelous wondrous beauty
Transplanted to deeper soil
Yes, like Jacqueline from Ever After (1998 ) says, “I’m only here for the food.”
All of these years I have been craving one thing, the Seven-Layer South Western Salad.
My friend Jess and I met in college (go Owls!) at our mutual friend Christine’s Bible study. Since then she’s moved up north to Rhode Island where she is raising 3 boy and 1 girl all with various allergy concerns. She also writes for Providence City Mom’s Blog & has her own blog! Here is her favorite recipe!
Summer is coming and ya’ll, I am so excited. Not only does that mean that I can put away our bulky New England cold weather sweaters and boots, but it also means I come up with any and every excuse to cook light and eat a ton of seasonal veggies. As wonderful as this sounds, “eating light” is not entirely practical for my family.
I am the mother of 4 kids and wife to an amazing (but hungry) husband. These people can EAT. So my plans for light quinoa salads for dinner, while I think are wonderful, are actually terrible for my growing kiddos. Not terrible in conception, but terrible in the sense that they would each eat an entire box of quinoa before becoming full and I would spend about $543 a week on food.
We have found a happy medium though, between my want for “summery light food” and my family’s need to feel “full” after dinner. I came across this recipe years ago, and it remains the ONLY recipe my husband requests over and over. It remains the recipe that he suggests I cook if we are having a new family over for dinner because, and I quote “…this is the best thing you make, babe.”
So, here it is. I usually substitute the chicken sausage with mild Italian sausage and lighten up the red pepper flakes for my spice sensitive kiddos. It’s so good with the pepper though, that I wouldn’t skip it if I could get away with it. Oh, and if you want everything to taste even more like summer, grill the boats. You’re welcome.
I hope this recipe is your happy medium too, as it is ours. Light, but filling, using seasonal veggies and delicious. Happy eating!