Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Must Read Blog

I have shared with some of you a new blog (to me) that I happened to come across one day as I visited another also very good blog.  I have over the last week or so perused the writings of some of these LDS sisters and have felt the messages are profound and enlightening.  They seem to speak to me as a sister in the Relief Society would.  The sisters have passion and talent for writing.  What is also really nice is that they have related articles at the end and so if you haven't gotten enough of the one you just read you can read a couple more within relation to it.  The blog is called 'Segullah' and the address is http://segullah.org/
Check it out you won't be sorry.
The blog I jumped from was 'Mormon Mommy Wars' http://mormonmommywars.com/ also a good blog with several featured LDS authors and options to be a guest author (I think both do that).  This is the one I like to read too.  Some of the material can be a little snarky, but funny and true.  Honest in perspective to themselves and the pet peeves, joys, frustrations, passions of motherhood, and all the other topics the we as LDS women and mothers have to encounter.  I hope I am not leading you astray, they are not official LDS sites.  So beware, however, I do know that 'Segullah' is censored to some degree to not be offensive.  The introduction made me comfortable of that.
At any rate the topics that come up are some that would make for good conversation and discussion.
Happy reading,

Saturday, November 5, 2011

NEXT SELECTION: The Complete Works of O. Henry

Our next selection will be "THE COMPLETE WORKS OF O. HENRY" (by O. Henry). This is a compilation of short stories that are fun & uplifting, usually with an ironic twist. You may have read his most famous story, "The Gift of the Magi".

The hardcover book is available on Amazon for about $4 used (published 1937; the De Luxe Edition). The Kindle version is available for $.99. You can also find all of the stories we will read in the Amazon paperback "100 SELECTED STORIES (Wordsworth Classics) (Wadsworth Collection) by O. HENRY (Sept. 1 1997)" available used for $.01. All of the stories are also available online at http://www.readbookonline.net/stories/Henry/108/

The Kindle edition has 2 "table of contents" - one at the start, another at the end, so you will find the links to some of the stories at the end of your Kindle edition. Some links take you to several more stories.

We probably can't read them all - I will choose 10 or 15 stories for us to read as a group and post them later, but if you want to get started now, I'm sure you will enjoy it. We will start with "The Gift of the Magi", "The Last Leaf", "The Ransom of Red Chief" (under The Boy Scout Book of Stories); "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen" (under The Trimmed Lamp & Other Stories). I'll post the rest of the stories later. Thanks! Peggy Ann