Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain
In our house we read - everything. Heck as a child I would even read the back of the bubble bath, listerine, etc while taking a bath if a book wasn't handy. I'm glad that love of reading has been passed down. I noticed my son reading the CliffNotes for Atlas Shrugged last night after having finished Atlas Shrugged a month earlier (and it was not required reading - we don't do that in this family). Currently, I have a homeschooling book, a mystery book and just finished the book on cd for YOU.
Well I finally feel like I am truly starting my quest to finish the entire Left Behind Series this year. I must admit I will mostly use audiobooks. I just finished putting a book on tape and a book on cd of the series on hold.
I'm not sure what area everyone is in but here in Los Angeles we have a huge library system. Two of them Los Angeles Public Library and County of Los Angeles Public Library lets you put holds online for free. They will mail, call or email you when the item comes in. This helps a lot when you don't have a lot of time to spend in the library or you have a bunch of little ones and don't want to spend all day there. Once the item comes in you usually have 10 days to pick the items up. We try to go once a week. It helps us have a schedule and we keep better track of our due dates since we know they will be due every ___day", etc.
Anyway, I can't say enough about utilizing your library system. If you haven't gone in a while - GO! Don't complain about what your library doesn't have if you aren't there to let them know what you need
I've been thinking about trying to complete the Left Behind series on Book on Tape. I first tried about 6 years ago and we got through about 3-4. I was using the library as a resource and it seemed like it took forever to get them, but I really enjoyed the series and wanted to see what happens next. I believe I would start at episode 1 again. I'll let you know how it turns out. But I am making that a goal - to complete the series in 2008.
Off to see if I can put a library hold on tape 1. I'm hoping now that it isn't "new" there will not be a backlog on holds
Lately I've been doing more self-help, self-improvement non fiction books. I haven't kept track the way I once did but hope to once again. Currently I am listening to YOU on Book on CD. I checked it out from the library. I usually listen to it while I am taking a bath.
I just read via Associated Press that one of our family's favorite authors has Alzheimers. I'm stunned. Here is a bit of the article. The complete article can be found at http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jn-hZq9tP7kjMe8YmykU7ovv39NQD8TG495G0Author Terry Pratchett Has Alzheimer's
By RAPHAEL G. SATTER – 3 hours ago
LONDON (AP) — Best-selling fantasy author Terry Pratchett has been diagnosed with a rare form of early onset Alzheimer's, he said in a message posted to his illustrator's Web site.
In a brief note to fans entitled "An Embuggerance," Pratchett, 59, said he was taking the news "fairly philosophically" and "possibly with a mild optimism."
"I would have liked to keep this one quiet for a little while, but because of upcoming conventions and of course the need to keep my publishers informed, it seems to me unfair to withhold the news," he wrote on the Web site of Paul Kidby, who has illustrated many of his books.
Pratchett is best known for his Discworld series, which explores the residents of very flat, very weird and almost invariably hilarious planet dominated by the sprawling, chaotic city of Ankh-Morpork. Pratchett wrote his first Discworld novel, "The Color of Magic," in 1983, and 35 more books followed, many of which topped the best seller charts.