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The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Canto)
C.S. Lewis
Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Michael Gurian, Terry Trueman, Patricia Henley
Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet
Christian Wiman
Deep River: The Life and Music of Robert Shaw
Keith C. Burris
Daring, Trusting Spirit
John De Gruchy
The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities, and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church
John Thavis
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia
Orlando Figes

Three Men in a Boat

Three Men in a Boat - Jerome K. Jerome Well, I would be reading this book still if someone in the family had not absconded it. I can always find it when I want, because I just listen for the sound of chortling and muffled laughs. When the book is released from its current reader, I'll finish reading it and write my review!**********************The book has been found and wrested from the hands of the family thief. (and no, it wasn't the dog!)Written in 1889, this short but hilariously funny book chronicles the two week rowing excursion of three friends, J. (the author), George, and William. They are accompanied by J's Jack Russell terrier, Montmorency. The Thames river provides the backdrop for numerous situations that all seem to turn laughable. Montmorency's great fight with the cat. George's constant desire to practice his banjo playing. J's history of medical ailments (there are 107). The list goes on!My favorite quote from the book? "I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart."