Monday, July 30, 2007

The Poisonwood Bible

Today I finished reading The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. It is the first Kingsolver book I read and I was intrigued by it. It would be a good book for a book club because there would be plenty to discuss regarding Christianity, missionaries, and US involvement in foriegn countries. The book is not a short one, though, with over 500 pages, so it would take some time to read. It took a bit to get into the book, partly because each chapter is from a different person's point of view, but it does flow fairly well despite that. The family (parents and four daughters) move from Georgia to the Congo in Africa in the 1950's and have some serious cultural adjustments to say the least.

Friday, July 6, 2007


My summer has been busy...I have only read 5 books since school got out, and I don't know when I will get a chance to finish another. This summer so far I have...
  1. gone camping with my brother
  2. had my niece and nephew (Mariah and Mark) overnight
  3. attended two grad parties (for my cousins Greg and Christy)
  4. gone to Michigan and drove back to Wisconsin with my sister, Zach, Parker, and Abby
  5. made a lap size quilt for my friend in CA that got married
  6. celebrated my birthday with the Jamaica group, my family at the farm, and then at the Mexican Village in St. Cloud, and lunch on Friday with Emili at Griff's
  7. went to Patrick and Tricia's wedding reception
  8. went to 11 Jamaica meetings (I think)
  9. made chalk drawings on the Nybergs' cement in Michigan
  10. packed a van very full of my sister's (and her family's) stuff

This is not in order, but this gives you an idea of what I have been doing. I am leaving for Jamaica on July 7 and will be back on July 18 if all goes well.

If you look at my sister's blog, you can see the quilt I made her two years ago when she turned 30. Her blog is at