Thursday, November 5, 2009

What I've Been Reading

I've just finished up two books. They are both fabulous and very different from one another.

First up is Rhett Butler's People by Donald McCaig. I thought it was a breath-taking story. It was almost heartbreaking in many parts. But, honestly, what well-written drama set during the Civil War years isn't? If you've never read Gone With the Wind, there is a good chance you will be lost if you read this novel. (FYI: The novel Gone With the Wind is totally different and waaay better than the movie....and I love the movie.) The saga of Rhett and Scarlett is always captivating. This novel explores it and so much more of Rhett's life. I loved it.

Next, I read this fabulous book called Mechanically Inclined by Jeff Anderson. It is a guide to teaching the fine art of grammar, usage and style. Obviously, not everyone is going to read a book like this for pleasure (although, I'll admit that I did, because I'm a nerd like that). Anderson makes teaching the scary subject of grammar seem fun and almost easy. I would recommend this book to anyone responsible for teaching grammar to middle and high schoolers.

I'm not sure what I'll be reading next, but I'll be sure to share. Anyone read anything good lately?


  1. Haven't read anything educational or inspiring. I just finished the Sookie Stackhouse series. It's fluff. I don't recommend it! Starting the new Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song...

  2. I read Rhett Butler's People too, awhile back. I also love Gone with the Wind, both the book and the movie, and thought this book was good as well.

    I haven't heard of Mechanically Inclined, but I'm interested. I'll have to take a look at it.

    Thanks for sharing your reviews, I always enjoy finding new books.


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