Friday, April 13, 2007

"A Classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say." ~Italo Calvino

While I can always think of things to make: quilts, drawing, paintings, ... I do sometimes struggle to write. Usually I just start writing and eventually come to my point, go back and delete the first part and then develope my thoughts and ideas. Writing is a hard thing I want to do. It is good to do hard things!

When I read I can usually come up with ideas to write about. I came across this list of Thirty Books Every College Student Should Read This list isn't perfect, it doesn't include anything by C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Solzenitszyn, and others I can think of. I think my children have read most of the classics in his first list, at the classical Christian school where they have gone.

I love to read book reviews and to see the top ten or top hundred books different people list as favorites.I like books about books. Here are some I like:
Invitation to the Classics, A Guide to Books You've Always Wanted to Read by Cowan and Guinness

Honey for a Woman's Heart by Gladys Hunt

Great Books of the Christian Tradition by Terry W. Glaspey


Annica said...

Hi Molly, There's something called Library Thing on the internet. Maybe it could be useful for you and your family.

molly jean said...

Yes, my daughter and I found Libray Thing a few weeks ago. I do like it!
I have listed over 100 books, just a drop in the bucket! And it inspired me to begin rearanging my shelves and starting boxes of books to sell and donate!