Monday, January 22, 2007


I didn't notice the little words on the bottom of the back cover of An Assembly Such as This which read "Book 1 in the Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy." Blast it all. The book ends in the middle. To quote Meg Ryan's character in Dad's favorite movie, "I'm always in agony over whether Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy are really going to get together." The next book is called Duty and Desire. Ahhh!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

An Assembly Such as This

The book is the story of Pride and Prejudice as told from Mr. Darcy's point of view. The prose isn't quite as rich or flowery as the original, but it's a quick fun read.

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Looking for more books on Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder. If you know of anyone, please ask them if they have any recommended reading. I read one book which was fasinating, but her boy was not autistic, he had food allergy. Not the same.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Harry Potter

We recently finished the first Harry Potter book with Owen. He loved it. I thought he was a little young, but Austin convinced me and he was right. Now we're into the second one. Over the last year we have also read six of the seven Chronicles of Narnia books to him, all of which he was totally into, and Alice in Wonderland, which I don't recommend. I can see why it might make a cute, slightly crazy Disney movie, but the book itself is full of jibberish. Lots of play on words, which he isn't old enough to grasp yet, and nonsense. Some of the nonsense was fun. Still not a great book. But we do love Harry Potter.