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8/30/2006

The End of the Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge 2006 button is in the sidebar. August is here and gone as is the reading challenge. Here are my August Books:

Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin is a tightly woven comic novel about lives in San Francisco with all of the oddities and quirkiness one might expect of that city. The setting is a throw-back to the 70's. This is a very humorous and enjoyable story!

Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray is keep-you-smiling story of a woman striving to add income to the family after her husband loses his job as a hospital administrator. Her divorced parents move in with the family and add to the comic, inspiring, very good book with its upbeat, positive, story line. (Thus ends my list of adjectives!)

OK, reading the book Chocolat by Joanna Harris is definitely more sensory than seeing the movie! The book cover quotes from USA Today are eminently true---"Delectable...delicious." From the initial sights, smells and sounds of the carnival in the initial pages to the scents of the chocolate in the little shop, the book sweeps the reader into the fragrances and turmoil of the little French village. The pleasures of chocolate versus the church? What a premise for a lovely, romantic tale! Is Vianne a witch? The reader decides that question. One imprint from the movie remains however, Dame Judi Dench is the dear old lady. Perhaps because she completely embodies every role she plays, Judi Dench is an all-time favorite!!

If you are a reader who would like to vote for the Quill Awards, click on the link below.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13594096

The further benefits of wisdom in Proverbs 3 reminded me that I must take the first step in sowing and reaping. By praying for discernment, I offer blessings for God and give the best I have to the Lord. The full weight of loving and trusting in God blesses me with strengthened faith as I learn to know and apply God's word. I must remember to do good at every turn, to avoid delay in blessing others.

Every day we live is a priceless gift of God, loaded with possibilities to learn something new, to gain fresh insights. ---Dale Evans Rogers

1 comment:

Beth said...

"To avoid delay in blessing others" - that is something I learn then re-learn then re-learn... I'll think about people then find out they needed something. I'm always kicking myself for not acting on my thoughts.