Monday, October 11, 2010

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, Book 2) by Brandon Sanderson

I couldn't put the book down. This book was so unpredictable. Of course you are really left hanging at the end and I can't get the third book till after Columbus day when the library opens...grrrr.

Spoiler Alert:
So the end of the first book the dark lord is dead end of story right? Wrong. Now the new king has a lot of stuff to sort through. Then three armies want to take over the city and are camped outside the city wall. There is tons of politics that happen in this book and slowly all the characters are developed.
The Mistborn have to decide if they are being used by others. The Darkness needs to be figured out, it is killing people. The king needs to be trained to be a better king and whats his name falls in love. There is a spy, but who is it? Then there is this question of who is the chosen one? If you think you can figure any of this out you are then wrong because the whole book takes a new twist and weirder then weird happens. Then the book it over and you are left without all the answers! I hate that!

It is a really good series!

healing book slightly broken

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Fire in the Bones: William Tyndale--Martyr, Father of the English Bible by S. Michael Wilcox

This is William Tyndale's biography presented to an LDS audience. Interesting. I never really realized that the bible was only in Latin and normal people, like me, wouldn't have had access to the scriptures. That would be weird.
Henry the 8th is in charge during the 1500's. Apostasy is still going strong. The priests are the ones that call the shots when it comes to repentance and they make money on all kinds of church things.
Tyndale had a dream to get the bible into everyone's hands and have it in English so they could read it on their own. This makes greedy priests mad. They wouldn't need to be used anymore. So they decide to burn all the heretics.
Well, Tyndale takes off to Germany and other places to hide out and translate the New Testament. He gets it published and smuggled into England where it is in high demand. Through the black market it is sold but tons of the books are confiscated and burned. And the people smuggling them and found with them are sometimes burned too.
Tyndale keeps trying and gets part of the old testament translated too (from Hebrew to English).
It is said that 90% of the King James Version of the Bible was from Tyndale's early translations. (This is the bible that I use.) He risked his life and devoted it to the cause for all of us to be able to understand and interpret the bible personally from our own reading of the scriptures.
He was eventually betrayed, imprisoned, and burned at the stake. He was a very humble man that couldn't help but share the message of Christ with everyone even if it meant going against traditions and the King. He was very brave and I would like to thank him someday for his sacrifice.

Whole Book

A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich

This book was long...maybe because it was a book about a lady named Abby Deal that never saw her dreams come true and lived over 80 years. It takes place in the late nineteenth-century Nebraska.
Abby Deal was brave and a wonderful mother. She sacrificed everything for them and they didn't even care. It seems each generation gets greedier and further from the basics of life.
I think the book was a bit long and descriptive but maybe I am just one of the people in our generation that needs to be entertained with action and quick sound bites.

Whole Book

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Conference Saturday Fun!

General Conference in the school room:

Everyone has their snacks and conference Bingo! We watched it on my computer. It is time like this when I wish we had a TV.
This guy listened to it upstairs on the radio all by himself. He must have been listening because he knew the other way to spell LOVE, T-I-M-E.

Potatoes! In between session we found these. It is like a little treasure hunt or digging for buried treasure.

We didn't even know there were potatoes really growing in our garden. We decided to dig. We had two spots with potatoes. We started on one spot and it was so hard to dig down. We found a few at first just on accident.

Then this little girl went over to the other spot and came back with a whole bucketful of potatoes! We were so surprised. It was easier to dig them over there because they weren't as deep and the soil was super fine and nice. Now what do we do with them? No one eats them at our house unless I am mean and make them.

It is time to can but when? I don't have time!

This is our new kitten. Mike found him during the last session online somewhere close for free. The kids are so excited! He is very shy. The other cat hates him. I hope they make friends before winter comes so they can snuggle.

Funny little boy.
He has completly bounced back from his hand surgery. It sure is a challenge to keep him out the water. He is a very active guy.

Funny little girl all dressed up for Cowboy day at preschool. She needed to bring something for show and tell. Of course she wanted to bring a horse. That blue basket is filled with horses and ponies. She couldn't just decide on one and she had to take the cow and calf too. MOOOO!

Artisian Bread funnies!
We are still trying to make the perfect bread!


It was supposed to look like this:

Here is #6 the final bread from the batch. Ummm, it was a K for Kim but oh well maybe I should have just left it to your imagination. It sure tasted great!

We are starting a new batch for the week.