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May 29, 2005

Books and Stuff. . .

We were still in Kyiv when Mind and Media (aka blogforbooks.com) first began. Of course I was intrigued, but waited until returning to the States before participating.

So, I was pretty excited to recieve my first Mind and Media book in Friday's mail. I chose to review it because the title and cover caught my eye. (Who doesn't judge a book by its cover?) Within moments of opening the book, I realized it would be difficult to write a glowing review. I'm disappointed about that. But M&M said go ahead and write a review. So I did.

Veering to another topic, Hubby's unpacked and organized most of our music. We worked and unpacked more boxes while listening to Skankin' Pickle tonight. This cd has great cover graphics, as well as catchy music.

And I finished reading the Madeleine L'Engle book Hubby picked up for me at a library book sale earlier this week. Her writing in this book doesn't have the musical rhythm that it does in other ones, but it still made me cry. Mercy, mercy was the theme and went straight to the heart.

Madeleine is one of the names on my short-list for a girl.

I'm also reading Lawrence Cohen's Playful Parenting and Anne Lamott's Traveling Mercies right now. Both very uplifting.

I have my collection of cookbooks in the kitchen now. I didn't bring any to Kyiv with me, thinking I could rely on the old stand-bys that didn't need recipes as well as google. Boy, was I wrong. I inherited a tiny Betty Crocker paperback from a bachelor (along with a great assortment of spices!) And in time, found a couple to buy over there. Today I skimmed through Through the Enchanted Broccoli Forest. My, Mollie Katzen sure does know how to inspire one to enjoy cooking and eating! I love her writing style and her illustrations and asides.

We still had a very straight-forward tuna noodle casserole tonight. Comfort food.

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I love Mollie Katzen. My kids use "Honest Pretzels" whenever they get the urge to cook.

Getting settled sounds fun.

Posted by: sparrow at May 30, 2005 10:13 PM

I just signed on yesterday and cannot wait to get my first book in the mail. I will be reviewing Hedges by Jerry Jenkins. Looking forward to reading all your reviews...

Blessings,
~Leann

Posted by: ~Leann at May 31, 2005 11:52 AM


 
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