Wednesday, February 07, 2007

"Hello, Karen Edmisten, We have recommendations for you."

Isn't Amazon just so solicitous?

They're always thinking of me, always worried that I don't have enough to read, always looking out for my best interest. They're concerned about my kids and their reading lists, too.

They even -- diplomatically and oh-so-politely -- divert the dishonest soul who would steal my book-buying identity:

"If you're not Karen Edmisten, click here."

(I've never clicked there, as I'm sure a calamitous fate awaits the poor soul that dares to do so ....)

Recently, Mom-a-zon sent me the following recommendations:

Parables from Nature, by Mrs. Alfred Gatty

Fifty Famous Stories Retold, by James Baldwin

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter, by Thomas Cahill

Bless My Child: A Catholic Mother's Prayer Book, by Julie Cragon

Gloryland, by the sublime Anonymous 4

Recommendations from you, fair reader? Warnings? Rave reviews?

Anyone? Anyone?


Becky said...

I'm late, and in another country, but I love Cahill's books in his "Hinges of History" series; sort of a "Story of the World" series for adults.

We like the Baldwin book, too, and you can take a look at Gutenberg and elsewhere on line to see if it's your cup of tea :)

Karen E. said...

So good to hear from you, Becky!

Atticus has really enjoyed what he's read of Cahill, too. I think he's only gotten to How the Irish Saved Civilization and The Gifts of the Jews so far.

Thanks for chiming in. I hadn't thought of looking at Gutenberg to see the Baldwin book!