- I have moved! August 24, 2013
- Friday’s Fave Five August 23, 2013
- The Black Moth August 21, 2013
- Wondrous Words Wednesday August 21, 2013
- And the number is… August 19, 2013
- Pride and Prejudice August 17, 2013
- Friday’s Fave Five August 16, 2013
- Just something fun August 14, 2013
- The Classics Spin #3 August 12, 2013
- The Time Machine August 9, 2013
- No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- A house without books is like a room without windows. ~Heinrich Mann
This meme takes place every Friday. It encourages you to think back on your week and come up with Five positive things. To look back and appreciate the good in your week. Some weeks I really need this. Then there are weeks when I am hard pressed to come up with much at all. GOD is good and there is always something you can find if you really think about it. Click on the button to visit the host of this meme, Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.
This was a hard week! It has really challenged me to think about what I am thankful for.
1. Middle daughter turned 17 on Wednesday. She is the oldest of the two adopted children. We don’t have pictures of them prior to 7 and 9 years of age. It has been a joy to see her change so much over the years she has been with us!
2. Fresh eggs! Our hens are molting so there have been very few eggs. After our “masacure” last weekend we bought eight new cinnamon queen hens and now we are getting eggs again!
3. The Kubota RTV. We bought this RTV about six weeks ago. We have put almost 60 hours on it! That would be a lot of walking! I am so thankful that we made this purchase. It has saved a lot of time on the homestead.
4. Betterworldbooks.com! This site was introduced to me this week when I made the statment that I had a hard time finding a particular title in my area. OH my goodness. This has truely been an exciting addition to my week! Not only did I find the title I needed right away for pennies on the dollar! (with free shipping) but I found a lot more that I will be purchasing in the near future. GREAT site!
5. iPod. My daughter gave me her iPod a while back. It is pretty much outdated as far as downloading anything to it except music from my personal CD collection. My radio has quit working in my car and the commute to work is very quiet. I miss my Christian music and sermons more than I thought I would after a few months. So, I have my praise time while listening to the iPod.
by Georgette Heyer First published 1921 227 pages Completed August 21, 2013
(book description) The Black Moth is Georgette Heyer’s first novel, written when she was 17 years old to amuse her sick brother. It features Jack Carstares—an Earl turned highwayman—and his enemy—the enigmatic Duke of Andover—who engage in an intense rivalry over society beauty Diana Beauleigh…
Seven years before our story opens, Carstares protected his brother by allowing himself to be disgraced for cheating at cards. His brother, suffering intense guilt, isn’t aware that they played right into the hands of the Duke of Andover.
The disgraced Earl now roams the countryside until a confrontation with his rival thwarts the attempt to kidnap the lovely Diana. But now the Duke is more determined than ever to have Diana for his own, and the two men will meet at sword point before the Earl’s name can be cleared and he can claim his fair lady.
I down loaded this book from Gutenberg.
Two brothers playing card at another’s home or should I say mansion. One brother, Richard, is tempted to cheat in order to gain the money to pay off a debt in which his father will not help him. When confronted with this evil the blame in inadvertently placed on the other brother, Jack. Jack takes the blame to save his brother the shame and the hand of the fair Lavinia. Jack is disowned by his father and sent away penniless.
Six years later Richard is traveling in his carriage when he is accosted by a highway man, Jack, his brother. Jack does not rob him but let’s him know where he may be found and under what name should he be needed. Jack is no longer penniless but he did not get his wealth from being a highway man. When he robs from the rich he plays Robin Hood and gives it to the poor.
Most of this 18th Century romance follows the daily lives of very wealthy people who have nothing but balls and cards to keep them busy. Richard is very miserable because of the lie that he has been living. His father has died and left all his wealth to Jack who was the rightful heir at the urging of Richard. Jack refuses to come back and claim his wealth. He sends word for Richard to use it as he pleases. But to no avail. Richard will not touch it even for his money hungry wife Lavinia.
Jack falls in love but decides that he must leave because being disgraced he can not marry and bring disgrace upon the woman and her family. Upon traveling Jack goes to rob a wealthy man in a carriage only to discover that it was his very best friend before he became disgraced. Jack tries very hard to conceal his identity from his friend but it is soon discovered to the pleasure of both men. Jack has one friend in the entire world.
Jacks rival, who accused him of cheating, His Grace of Andover Tracy Belmanior, falls in love with the same woman Jack loves, Diana. Only Diana despises him and does not know the true identity of either men.
There is much drama and suspense through out this book. I enjoy fictional tales of this era. On the few times that I actually sat down with the book I read through it pretty quickly.
August 21, 2013
Ok friends! Here is another great meme that I am excited to be taking part in over at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. Yes, I know, you will find a new one around here for each day of the week. I am so excited to get to meet new bookish friends and visit around. With all this classics reading that I have been doing there are a lot of words that seem kind of “alien” to me. So I will share some of that here each week. You know, if life doesn’t get in my way! LOL! Here is all you have to do…
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. Feel free to get creative! If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!
Hypothecate – verb (used with object), hy·poth·e·cat·ed, hy·poth·e·cat·ing.
1. to pledge to a creditor as security without delivering over; mortgage.
2. to put in pledge by delivery, as stocks given as security for a loan.
“Was he not hypothecating more of his future earnings for this temporary grandeur than was really wise?” P. 67 An American Tragedy
ingratiatingly – in·gra·ti·at·ing adjective
1. charming; agreeable; pleasing.
2. deliberately meant to gain favor: an ingratiating manner
“She smiled oddly and rather ingratiatingly, a smile and a mood which clyde failed to interpret.” P. 80 An American Tragedy
4! I suppose you could say that my strategy was successful. The number 4 was one that I can’t wait to read. However, I don’t own this one so now I am going to have to “waste” time trying to find it! I hope my little local library has it or can get it in for me. They are closed on Mondays so that will be day one, wasted. If not I will probably have to get it on my Kindle (not fond of that choice at all).
Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
The Son of Perdition
The Arabian Nights
Judas, My Brother
The Secret Life of Bees
The Grapes of Wrath
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The Count of Monte Cristo
Anne of Windy Poplars
The Secret Garden
This is a great way to get your list moving and/or cleared up. It’s not too late to join if you haven’t already! You can go HERE to join.