Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Deanna at Stories Happen tagged me for a book meme.

My current reading list:
The Seed from the East--Bertha Holt/David Wisner
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk--Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
The Ten Commandments--Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Writing Magic--Gail Carson Levine

Last book I've finished:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Five favorite books:

A Tangled Web and The Blue Castle--Lucy M. Montgomery
Pride and Prejudice

(Oh dear, I can't pick favorite books any more than I can pick a favorite child.)

(And can someone tell me why my post does this odd double-spacing after I save it as a draft?)

I will take the liberty of adding a few categories of my own:

Favorite books to read when I have the flu:
anything by James Herriott

Favorite books to read to children:
The Biggest Bear
The Story of Ping
Any Frances books, especially A Bargain for Frances
Any Dr. Seuss books, esp. Yertle the Turtle

Favorite books to read when I'm pregnant:
Any fluffy, shallow, ridiculous, Cool-Whip-on-Jello romance novel (but I don't think I have any in the house, seeing as it's been almost 9 years)

Most useful books:
More-with-Less cookbook
Roget's Thesaurus
Childhood Symptoms (tells you how to treat that bee sting or head injury, and whether or not you need to see a doctor)
100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades--William Sullivan

Quote of the Day:

That's for 87-year-old incontinent ladies, thank you very much!"

--my SIL Geneva, when I suggested she join the Red Hat Ladies for some fellowship


  1. Loved this Dorcas.

    And Geneva you dont need to join the Red Hat Society or wear purple quite yet. Come visit me. Give me a call. Send me an email. Addy is on my blog. We can get together. I havent seen you in a coons age!

  2. You just listed a lot of my favorite children's books! I LOVE James Herriot. And I read your sample chapter from your new book and am ready to buy one. Are you selling yet?

  3. april--yes, my book is on amazon.com. Or better yet, ask for it at a bookstore, or you can email me if you want to order a signed copy. letterfromhburg@juno.com

  4. Oh dear! I'm 52 and not incontinent (except during my last ultasound!)and I love being part of our Red Hat group! We're like Emily in that it's funner when we get together! I'm sorry she's ill again. We've had that on a smaller scale with our daughter, Bethany, and it ranks in the category of difficult testings and trials. And so, I will pray for you!

  5. I love the Red Hat Clubs and hope to find one in my area when I hit that age! Although Geneva, you do have a few years to go yet! Pauline

  6. Thanks for finding time to do this one. I enjoy learning about others' reading habits.

    Pride and Prejudice sounds like one you'd really like (you could have written something similar, maybe). I really like it, too. And further listings of mine would also include the Herriott books, Ping, Dr. Suess, Roget's, and William Sullivan (yay, hiking!).

  7. Re: The Biggest Bear. That is a story I have loved since I was a child and the librarian friend of my mother's (for whom, I'm named) gave it to me. I read it to my children and many students. This summer I planned to use it for an activity with children at the Alvadore Library. When I read it again, it seemed not as appropriate for kids nowadays. What do others think?
    Dorcus, I just discovered your blog and enjoy it very much. I met you when you spoke at the Junction City library meeting last spring.

  8. Dorcas--oops in the previous post I just realized I didn't catch the typo of your name. I apologize.

  9. Mim--I read The Biggest Bear to the kids at Harris School a few years ago and also realized it probably wasn't too PC--I mean, shooting the bear? But I love the message--there are no other options so you step up and do what needs to be done. (And in Ping the duck gets a spank on the back which isn't PC either :-) Love the book though.)