Saturday, October 04, 2008
Reading Adventures and The Winner Is...
We are having a little storm today, the tail-end of someone else's typhoon, I hear. It's the perfect blustery, rainy day to curl up by the fire with a good book and jump into another world. My reading adventure this week has taken me to Salem, Massachusetts in the late 1600's where I'm getting to know Judge Samuel Sewall, one of the harsh Puritan judges who sentenced so many "witches" to their death. This book is factual history written by Richard Francis and entitled "Judge Sewall's Apology - A Biography - The Salem Witch Trials and the Forming of an American Conscience. I'm not far into it yet, at this point Sam Sewall is a young, newly married man living in Boston with his young wife, trying to make the difficult decision whether to enter the ministry or become a man of public works. (I think we know which path he choose.) The book is written well, with substance, not dry or reading like a textbook. Very very fascinating and horrible time in our countries young life.
Where has your reading taken you this week?
On this blustery day, I have also finished up a couple of sewing projects ~ Belfry Bat Softie, Belfry Bat and Ghostie trick or treat bags can be found in my etsy shop.
And the winner of my fall birthday giveaway is ~ Tipper from Blind Pig and Acorn! Thank you all for stopping by, entering and letting me know why you all love autumn. Seems that consensus has a lot to do with beautiful colors, crackling fires, warm sweaters and hot drinks among many many other reasons to love this time of the year.
Don't forget to let me know where reading is taking you this week...
Posted by Paula at 2:14 PM