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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Vote for March's book!!!

The poll is now closed for February's book, and it's tied between The Princess Bride, and The Moorchild. As the almighty of this blog, I am making an executive decision, and we will be reading The Moorchild. (Mostly because I haven't read it in about 6 years, and I read The Princess Bride last summer.)

Don't worry- you'll LOVE it! So, go on out to your library, grab The Moorchild by Eloise McGraw, and snuggle up with your kids. This is one to read out loud!!!
Books up for the vote:

(A Drama)

The Four Feathers by A.E.W. Mason

Considered a coward by his fiancée and comrades in arms, a British army officer has to redeem himself.


Til We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis

a retelling of the Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche, which had haunted Lewis all his life, and which is itself based on a chapter of The Golden Ass of Apuleius. The first part of the book is written from the perspective of Psyche's older sister Orual, and is constructed as a long-withheld accusation against the gods. Although the book is set in the fictional kingdom of Glome, Greece is often invoked to give the story a setting in time, as well as to allow for an interplay between the Hellenistic, rationalistic world-view and the powerful, 'irrational', and 'primitive' one.


Persuasion by Jane Austin

Jane Austen's last completed novel. She began it soon after she had finished Emma, completing it in August, 1816. She died, aged 41, in 1817, but Persuasion was not published until 1818.

(Children's Literature)

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

a children's historical novel by American author Elizabeth George Speare, published in 1958. The story takes place in mid-17th century to early-18th century New England. It won the Newbery Medal in 1959. (I loved this when I was in 3rd grade..but I haven't read it since. I'd love to read it again.)


Anonymous said...

Braeferlingleigh (giggles) Have you seen that version of Persuasion? If not, I have it and we're watching it!
Just as Angie.
Love Uber

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! said...

Steph- I have not seen any version of Persuasion, OR read the book!!! I'm totally up for a movie night!!!

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

I am so writing down every single recommendation you have for children's lit. This is SO AWESOME!! I am always on the lookout for good books for kids. Thanks so much!

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! said...

I have A TON more if you'd like a real list!

esianoyam3 said...

I really enjoyed Persuasion, and my Austen books are next on my list of books to re-read.

I'd like to suggest "The Lovely Bones" for one of the months. I LOVE that book!!!

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! said...

It's on the list Shallyse!!

Annette Piper said...

My pick would be either Persuasion (I'm a die-hard Austen fan) or The Witch of Blackbird Pond. (I adore good children's fiction and this sounds great!)

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! said...

Annette- you actually can vote on the poll on my sidebar! Please do! I have a LOT of great children's literature recommendations.

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