Last night marked the kick-off of my junior high Reading Roundabout, with excited squeals from several of the girls -- okay, well at least from Chrissy. There was a bit of a skirmish over The Scarlet Pimpernel but since it was Caitlin's suggestion, I'm letting her read it first. We do ALL get to read them ALL!
I made some little bookmarks for each book. Here are some pictures of the books, journals and bookmarks. We're planning to get together and discuss after we've passed everything around a bit. I think booklovers cannot help but bond together over a cup of tea -- don't you think?
I've changed the first-round list for the RR, adding and dropping a couple books. For this small group, I figured we'd be better off to go in smaller rounds and change lists more often. For anyone who's interested, here is the updated list:
1. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy
2. Tramp for the Lord by Corrie Ten Boom
3. These Strange Ashes by Elisabeth Elliot
4. The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
In other business, I've removed the post I wrote about Michelle Obama because it was getting the kind of attention I did not want it to get. I know now I should never write about anything political unless I can back it up with some sort of fervent conviction. That post was simply my observations about a speech I watched -- not meant to reflect any sort of political affiliation whatsoever. I realize that for many people anything written about politics is backed up by strong feelings, so it was natural for this post to be interpreted in that light. I'm sorry for anyone I've offended -- I certainly didn't mean to do so. I appreciate the few who commented and knew what I meant and where I was coming from. You won't hear anything even bordering on political from me here henceforth! Even though I was rolling around in my mind a "First-Lady-Fashion-Contest" post . . . just kidding.