Saturday, August 25, 2012

Book Club.

Book club was this morning.  Over the summer we read "The Poisnwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver.  It is story about a family who leaves the states in 1959 to go to Africa to the Belgian Congo on a mission.  The story is told from the perspective of the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price {who's wild idea it is to go on this mission}.  Each chapter is written from the perspective of one of the daughters or wife.  At our discussion Tara had each of us take a piece of paper with a word on it that described someone in the story.  The words were; smug, forgiving, accepting, cynical, materialistic, overwhelmed, fanatical, passive, gild-ridden, literal, abusive, observant, solitary, devoted.  It was a fun way to discuss the story and the different characters.
Thanks Tara for breakfast and the discussion.

Next we are listening to some episodes from "This American Life" via the internet.
I am excited for this!
Our Stake Presidency challenged each of us to read the Book of Mormon again starting in September and ending at the New Year.  Gregg and I decided to read it together, I am going to read it chronologically for myself, and we are also reading the children's version with Truman and Bodie {that is an adventure}.

We started a week early ... we figured we need any help we could get {and the first week is September is busy/crazy for us and we won't be together as a family}.