Saturday, February 27, 2010

More tools from Google

I have recently discovered this website

It is a great place to search for all kinds of books. If the book is an older one you can actually read it right there on the site.
I've started reading one of George McDonald's books there. It is a scanned copy of Malcolm from 1896. The Scots dialect is a bit difficult but I like the challenge of it.

His books are hard to find so I snatch them up when I come across them.

What out-of-print books do you wish they would republish?

Monday, February 22, 2010

If You Cannot Read All Your Books

If you cannot read all your books, at any rate handle, or as it were, fondle them, peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them be your acquaintances.
Sir Winston Churchill

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Book Club Titles

When I lived in Pipestone I belonged to two book clubs. Since moving I have not kept up - so here is a list of books that I need to read yet.
  • The Shepherd's Prayer by Richard M. Barry
  • The Uncommon Woman: Making an Ordinary Life Extraordinary by Susie Larson
  • Summer of Light by W. Dale Cramer
  • June Bug by Chris Fabry
What books do you suggest for next month's book club meeting? I'm always looking for "good discussion" ones.