Thursday, November 22, 2012

Where the Red Fern Grows

by Wilson Rawls. This is a good story about a boy and his two coonhounds, and the many adventures that they have together.

I had to read this for school, and I hoped that it wouldn't be like the book The Yearling, which I didn't enjoy at all. It was nothing like The Yearling, and I really liked the book. My sister also read it, and so I was able to discuss it with her. After I had read it and told my brother a little bit about it, he decided to read it too. That was nice, because then I was able to discuss the book with two of my siblings, instead of just one. Anyone who likes dogs will especially enjoy this book.

Faces of Holiness

by Ann Ball. I actually read this book back in February or March, but I forgot to post it. This is another collection of biographies of saints, along with pictures of them. Ann Ball does a wonderful job depicting the lives of all of the saints in this book.

Modern Saints: Their Lives and Faces

by Ann Ball. This collection of short biographies of many different saints is very interesting to read. Even though they are short biographies, they are packed with information about the saints. The book is also illustrated with photos of each of the saints, except in a few cases where no photograph exists.

My family's pastor read some of the stories from it at a Confirmation retreat, and I found the stories he read interesting. Since the library had the book, I read it and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is definitely one which I would recommend.