Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Love this!

Oh, I tell you, if I could live a dual life of wife/mom as well as something else, it would have been an archeologist. This new discovery is *so* up my alley! I am sure that the life of an archeologist is often very dull, but wow, can you imagine happening upon something magnificent? Can you imagine discovering another Tutankhamun? I can only imagine what that must have been like. Or the Rosetta Stone? Or some wonderful Greek or Roman or Biblical treasure? What that must be like!

OK, back to my own reality - life is good. We are getting over some very odd colds and that is always good. We had John's birthday on Sunday and he is Mr. Bionicle. I don't know if any of you have sons that love Bionicles as much as my son, but it is a really enjoyable thing for him and he enjoys the books too. I cannot say whether they are terribly interesting or valuable reading, but he is enjoying them. I consider them "fun" reading as opposed to "quality" reading, as I do require him to read what I consider quality literature and then rotate to his "fun" reading. Spiderman comics fall into the fun category too. LOL He has eclectic taste from biographies of Abraham Lincoln and Kit Carson to the Children's Illustrated Ivanhoe. I used to be a total purist with regards to classics like Ivanhoe, but that is one tough book and I would not ever require him to read that at this age yet I knew he would love the story done in a children's version. He *loved* it. He also read Moby Dick in the children's version too and that was quite a success. Never say never, right? :+)

Two friends recently asked me for book suggestions for the medieval time period and I came up with quite a list. I thought you might enjoy it too.

Monks and Mystics: Chronicles of the Medieval Church - We are reading the first in this series right now: [Peril and Peace: Chronicles of the Ancient Church – that begins with Paul and goes through Benedict (529 AD)] Powerful books!!


The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow


The Viking Quest Series


Augustine Came to Kent


The Hidden Treasure of Glaston


Beorn the Proud


Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed the World


Ink on His Fingers.


Marguerite Makes a Book


Caedmon’s Song


Leif the Lucky


The Making of a Knight


The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day


Morning Star of the Reformation


The River of Grace: The Story of John Calvin


Otto of the Silver Hand


Saint George and the Dragon


The Illuminated Manuscript


Book of Kells DVD (This is just a wishlist kind of thing as I don’t own it, but it looks so neat!)


The ones below are Renaissance, but I listed them for later. :+)


The Apprentice


Dutch Color (In seventeenth-century Holland, a young woman vows to solve the mystery of her father's disappearance following a voyage to Venice to obtain paint color recipes for the painters of Utrecht.)


I hope you find something you enjoy!



Atara said...

Hi! I'm Lutheran and I just read that book to my little boy. He was such a brave man!

JenIG said...

I dreamed about you last night, Kate. I dreamed we were doing Rosetta Stone conferences together. Now THAT would be fun. miss you!

ps... are you EVER going to update again???