Thursday, January 14, 2010

Well, here we go. This is my first post to my new blog and I feel like I should make some kind of profound statement, but I can't think of anything profound at the moment. Unless you count the discovery of my childrens love for M&M's while we are potty training. At first they did not want to go potty and told us there were monsters in the bathroom. Now that we have started a rewards program with M&M's, they have sort of set up camp in the bathroom. As long as they are going potty I guess it does not matter.

I guess I will review two books that I have read recently. The first is "Blood and Thunder: The epic story of Kit Carson and the conquest of the American West" Written by Hampton Sides. Wow, what a ride. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I read a fair amount of history books and this is by far one of the best. I never knew how much one man could shape and change history like Kit Carson. It really is an epic story. The book is about 500 pages long, plus it is anotated and has an impressive Bibliography. I would read this again, but alas there are too many other books to read.

The next book is "The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet". A novel by Reif Larsen. This was a pretty good read. Some times a little hard to follow with all the side notes, lines and arrows in the margins, but that does make it feel like it is the journal of T.S.. The story was great. It had strings of saddness, but was mostly funny with an overall sense of adventure. A 12 year old, hoboing across the country, makes for a good and entertaining read.

Well, making the first post was not as hard as I thought it would be. Now, if I could just get someone to read it.....


  1. Aaaand, here's your someone! Great first post, hon! Keep it up. Blogging gets easier the more you do it.

  2. Thanks for the support, but why don't you show up as a follower?