Wednesday, November 21, 2007

An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott

It has become semi-traditional at our home to read this book aloud sometime during the holiday season. I always enjoy hearing of the adventures (and misadventures) of the seven young Bassett children as they set out to make Thanksgiving dinner on their own. Set in turn-of-the-century rural New Hampshire, this is a story of family togetherness well worth reading. Jody Wheeler's illustrations add to the humorous, nostalgic feel of the book.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

New Poll: please answer

I've added a new poll to my sidebar. I plan on asking new questions periodically. This one's quite easy: how many books have you read this year?

This question was inspired by an appalling poll result reported by the Associated Press: 1 in 4 adults read no books last year. This is quite unthinkable for me, a confirmed bibliophile--but it should be equally disturbing to any Christian, given the fact that God chose to reveal Himself to us through the written word.

HT: Crystal

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Blogger's Return

A bit of bad news for those who thought I might have, mercifully, slipped from the blogging scene: sorry, the Biblio-File is back. After an extended break from writing, and a lovely month in the land of Lewis, Shakespeare, Tolkien and Sayers (more about that later), I am back filled with ideas to scribble about. Dusting off my writing notebook having been accomplished, I now take up pencil again to tackle the literary wonders of the world.