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Day 120 – April 30

In 5th line on April 30, 2009 at 1:52 pm

“For Kino was a well-liked man; it would be a shame if the pearl destroyed him.”~~The Pearl by John Steinbeck

Wealth does not insure happiness and peace. A classic!

Day 119 April 29

In 5th line on April 29, 2009 at 2:31 pm

“Pickett was regarding him with curiosity.”~~The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

The Battle of Gettysburg and two reasons to fight for what you believe in.

Day 118 April 28

In 5th line on April 28, 2009 at 2:06 pm

“He and Zeena had not exchanged a word after the door of their room had closed on them.”~~Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Read it in high school. Don’t remember much about it (except for perhaps a Liam Neeson movie later in life). When you read so many books, sometimes it becomes difficult to keep the storylines straight. 🙂

Day 117 April 27

In 5th line on April 27, 2009 at 2:05 pm

“Richard found himself becoming coldly angry.”~~Wilderness Tips by Margaret Atwood

Stories of loss and discovery. Atwood is at the top of her game.

Day 116 April 26

In 5th line on April 26, 2009 at 2:51 pm

“He wished that now he might sit in a tree and watch some toubob on the ground below him.”~~Roots by Alex Haley

The classic story of Alex’s roots. I read it after I watched the mini-series when I was in high school. What an amazing story!

Day 115 April 25

In 5th line on April 25, 2009 at 3:18 pm

“Maybe if I tell you that a very long time ago someone once read to me as I was falling asleep a few pages from a book called The History of Love, and that all these years later I haven’t forgotten that night, or those pages, you’d understand.”~~The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

A teenager tries to settle her mother’s loneliness by finding the author who wrote the book her mother is translating.

I havent’ had a chance to read this yet, but I am positive I’m going to like it.

Day 114 April 24

In 5th line on April 24, 2009 at 2:19 pm

“But they didn’t search the one I was in I was looking at the police all the Time.”~~Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper Case Closed by Patricia Cornwell

The queen of mystery writing solves the famous case.

Day 113 April 23

In 5th line on April 23, 2009 at 7:53 pm

“But I’d be ashamed to tell you what I’m paid or what the book budget is.”~~Who Stole the Wizard of Oz? by Avi

Yup, I’m substitute teaching today for grade 4 reading. We read two chapters in this book today, and and it’s a pretty interesting mystery. A girl is accused of stealing a rare children’s book, so she decides to investigate. What she ends up with is a mystery of five missing books and a whole bunch of clues.

Day 112 April 22

In 5th line on April 22, 2009 at 2:11 pm

“‘Couple of them were June’s.'”~~White Crosses by Larry Watson

Two people from a small town who should not be together die together in a car crash. Local sheriff tries to save the town from the damage rumors can cause, and in the process, creates a lie that affects everyone in small town America.

Day 111 April 21

In 5th line on April 21, 2009 at 1:58 pm

“This photograph is already hidden away in a drawer at home, like pornography.”~~The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

 Victorian England, prostitutes, lust, love, and amongst it all, hope.