Hi. This is my first blog entry and thus, it is a bit awkward. I guess the most useful subject to talk about would be just my self... not sure if I want to do that, but okay:
I turn 30 years old in a couple of months; I have 2 daughters, a husband, and a life in Northern Colorado. My passions include reading, writing, and learning (not exclusively). Per suggestion of my amazing sister, FranniePantz I have decided that I want to venture forth into this crazy globalized world. Sorry, I am not a fashionista like my sister, but I do read some great books and I love to learn (and teach). I thought this would be boring to the majority of bloggers, but my sister truly thinks I might find some people into the same stuff I am, so I am gonna give it a go!
My New's Year's Resolution this year (I know, haha no one keeps those), is to read at least 3 books every month. So far, I have been okay with this mission; unfortunatley, this month though, I have 8 days left and have just started my second book today. I want to write about the books I read, the history behind them (I rarely read fiction, and even then there is always history there, too), and I want to encourage myself along the way.
So far this year, I have read a handful of good books; An Infinity of Mirrors, My Colombian War, Red Scare: A Study in National Hysteria 1919-1920, Alone with the Devil, Close Range: Wyoming Stories, and Ghandi's Way to God. I have currently started reading The Religious Case Against Belief.
My favorite so far has been An Infinity of Mirrors, which is a historical fiction written in the 1960s by Richard Condon. It takes place in Nazi-infused Europe, specificlly Germany and France. It is a love story, perhaps, but most importantly, it is enriched with details of life during this tremendous era of history. The book was so good, that I even wrote an email to my history professor/chair department head/advisor at University of Northern Colorado to recommend it to her. I hope she reads it and likes it as much as I did.
The last book I read is a biography by Silvana Paternostro, My Colombian War. This is another fabulous read; Paternostro is a talented writer, painting a vivid picture of her life torn between the developing country of her birth and that of a NYC journalist.
So, I think I am going to write as I read in these books. Instead of going back and reviewing these last ones I have mentioned, I will start at my current read, The Religious Case Against Belief. Here is the thing: I have three bookcases full of books I have bought/acquired that I continue to add to... I have some major catching up to do before I will allow myself to acquire more. That being said, though, I work at a thrift store. in processing. I am the first person to see anything that comes into the store; I find lots of treasures and that most definitely includes books. I may or may not already have a small stack of books that I have set aside to get with my next paycheck...
My sister writes in her blog pretty much every day. I mean, she might miss a day or two here and there, but she is committed. I am gonna just go for a "one day at a time" deal here. Surely, though, I am not the only one who enjoys reading books that I learn from.
Therefore, in the words of Paule von Rhode, "Franz! Set to!" Time to get reading!