Biking Across America by Paul Stutzman. Well, the title pretty much describes the content. That’s right, it’s the story of the author’s jaunt across the United States on a bicycle. He had some very interesting encounters and crazy experiences. However, I found the writing style a bit dry.
Leota’s Garden, by Francine Rivers. This tells the story of an elderly lady who has nothing left to live for; her family is in shambles, her husband is long dead, and she has never told the secret that destroyed her family. However, through some unexpected encounters, the truth comes out, but only after it may be too late to do any good. I didn’t like it as much as some of her other works, but it was ok.
Across China, by Peter Jenkins. I loved Jenkins’ books about walking across America, and expected to find this one as full of lovely and crazy people, and fun adventures. However, I was sadly disappointed. The author seems to have grown much more cynical since his previous works, and I did not enjoy this book very much. On the bright side, I did learn some cool things, like the fact that it is possible to freeze your eyeballs, and that it will make your vision hazy. Who knew!
Mama’s Bank Account, by Kathryn Forbes. This book is as delightful as “Across China” is not. This lovely memoir of growing up in a boarding house with lots of opinionated aunts, and an equally opinionated, although very sweet, mama is sure to be worth your time. Unfortunately, I don’t have a good picture of this book.
The Great and Terrible Quest, by Margaret Lovett. If you want a fairy tale full of brave knights, unsuspecting princes, courageous jugglers, and wise old women, this is just the thing for you. It has every element that a fairy tale ought to contain, and is sure to entertain.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson. This is a short book, in fact, I read the whole thing in the bathtub! Want to know how the neighborhood terrors can turn the annual Christmas pageant into the best one ever by blackmailing their ways into the cast? Then read on.