Monday, September 14, 2009

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

Kasey from Beautiful Mess told me about this book and since I was on a polygamy kick earlier this summer, why not continue it with this one?

It's a novel that has two story lines. The first is of the 19th wife of Brigham Young back in the 1800's, and the second is of a current day wife of a polygamist. I found that the second story line of the current day sister wife was lacking. I really just wanted to skip over that story and continue with the wife of Brigham Young. I really don't understand why he even had that second story line, I think it took away from the book rather than added entertaining fiction.

The is a novel so it does not claim to be non-fiction but it does tell of a true story and includes journals and other non-fictional writings. It was very interesting to read especially because it spoke of real life events that happened right where I live and I could actually visit the places spoken of in the book.

I'd be curious to hear of a Mormon's opinion of the book and if they think it correctly depicted the Mormon religion.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Take Better Family Photos

An Easy To Use Guide For Capturing Life's Most Treasured Events.

I found this book at the library thinking it might help me understand photography better but just flipping through it, I've noticed most of it is pretty common sense. I hope there are some instructions to help me understand how to use my camera better.

We'll see.