Archive for September, 2011
I’ve been away for awhile. Blame the Internet connection. It was terrible. Anyway, I’m back to a blogging routine and I’m going to write a review.
The Shunning is about a young Amish woman named Katie Lapp. She goes into the family attic to search for her mother’s wedding dress (Katie is about to be married to the bishop). Whilst in the attic she finds a little satin baby gown. Katie has always longed for fancy things that were forbidden to the Amish. Why then would her parents, devout Amish people keep such a thing? When her parents reveal the night before her wedding a strange secret, Katie is stunned. The next day she runs out on her own wedding to John Beiler. Katie is put under the Shunning. Seemingly betrayed by her parents, shunned by everyone she holds dear, and not truly Amish, Katie goes to New York State in search of the heritage she never knew. Will Katie find her dying mother? Read this exciting novel by Beverly Lewis to find out.
The Shunning is also out in DVD format.
Yes, sad to say, Elsie becomes a widow. Even through this hard trial, she still maintains her faith and trust in her Heavenly Father. After Mr. Travilla dies, the family takes a trip to Viamede, Elsie’s winter home, and her cousins Isa and Molly at last find husbands. The whole family stays at Viamede for the winter, then travels back to Ion in time to see the starting of Spring.
Yes! I got two more from Chapters. Number 1 and 4. Now I have 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6. I would really like to get number 5 too. We’ll see. I’ve read both of them already, and I’ll give you a mini review of each.
Elska is about an Icelandic horse growing up in A.D. 1000. She spends her time romping in the fields or carrying her favourite human, Amma, on her back. When a powerful Viking chieftain notices her good looks and swift pace, he asks Amma’s father to give her to him. Not daring to refuse, he complies. Amma is heartbroken. Will Elska ever make it back to her true home? Read this 5 star book to find out.
Maestoso Petra is one of the famed Lippizaner horses. He perfects his ‘airs above the ground’ while making friends with Liesel, a girl who loves horses. When World War II breaks out, he must fight to survive, while taking care of Leisel. Will Petra ever perform again at the Spanish Riding School? You’ve GOT to read this book.
So there you are. I went searching and found the illustrator’s blog. You should check it out. GTG!
WordPress All-In-One for Dummies is a really cool book all about, you guessed it – WordPress! Even though this book is centered toward WordPress.ORG bloggers instead of WordPress.COM bloggers (check out the difference here), it still has lots of good info for .com bloggers. This book is really big. It deals with everything from getting blog hosts to customizing and designing your own themes and plugins. I would highly recommend this book to anyone thinking of starting a .org blog.
Due to impending circumstances, I won’t be able to post for another week. I’m really sorry but it can’t be helped. I hope to be back next Saturday or even a little sooner. Bye!