Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pardon Me, But What Were You Reading?

I need some suggestions from my literary friends and family (which is pretty much every one of you, actually). We read Emily & Steven a bedtime story each night, of course (usually separately). So far, we've read though the Little House on the Prairie series with Emily, and also the entire Chronicles of Narnia. We also read Anne of Green Gables, but I think she'll enjoy the rest of that series more in a few years, so we've left off with that one for the moment.

Currently, we're reading The Great Brain to her, which my mother-in-law read to Scott & his siblings, and he really loved. I need some suggestions for other things to read her -- you get through books pretty fast at a chapter a night! What did you particularly like for reading at the age of 8 or so?

I also need some suggestions for Steven. He's old enough to move on from picture or one-chapter books, but I don't know what to read to him! Something on the level of Little House, but beyond Farmer Boy, he didn't seem too excited about them. He's, um, quite very strongly really extremely a 6 year old male.

Go ahead, go ahead! Chat amongst yourselves!

Love, kristin

I Do Not Know if This is Technically Legal ...

... but, really, I think you deserve occasionally to hear some of the better student paper bloomers from my university job. I will protect the innocent (read: egregiously guilty) by not revealing whether they are from students in my class or others (namely, my office mate's and my next-door office mate's), and of course not revealing names (though public shame might improve copy-editing, don't you think?). This week's winners are the following:

[In reference to the Declaration of Independence]: "The King of England was making a nuisance of himself on American soil."


"Marijuana is being exposed to more children everyday." (My only question here is, "Do Marijuana's parents know of the danger of child exposure??")

Love, kristin

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Your Daily G.K. Chesterton

"'Look at that man ... a good man, but not a Christian--hard, imperious, unforgiving. Well, his ... religion was made up by men who prayed on hills and high crags, and learnt to look down on the world more to look up at heaven. Humility is the mother of giants. One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.'" --G. K. Chesterton, The Innocence of Father Brown

Warning: I'm Entering the 21st Century

At the risk of sounding cliched, I'm starting a blog. I've had so much fun looking at Melissa and Amanda's blogs (and it seems like such a good way to keep up on what we're all doing) that I've decided to take the plunge. I am not exactly expecting a wide readership (only the people that really count, you know!), but I will try to keep the blog updated and provide lots of family photos for your interest and amusement.

NOW I'll try to figure out how to do all this posting stuff.

Love, kristin