Saturday, August 09, 2008

some blame and some babble

I'm doling out those blame points a little early this week, because we're heading out of Dodge in the morning. Off to Gettysburg to get in that "field trip" we had to cancel earlier this summer. But postponing this visit turned out to be a great thing, because now I'm getting to meet Jean, my wonderful cousin-in-law! She's going to drive up and meet us in Gettysburg. Needless to say, we're all more than a tad excited! Rich and Jean haven't seen each other in 30-ish years.

From there we're headed over to see Rich's mom, and visit the Philadelphia Insectarium. And if all goes as planned we'll be home Wednesday evening to regroup before our next outing.

I'm almost ashamed to admit how many books I brought into this house this week. I am getting out of hand! Anyway, here's what made their way in this week:

*from the library:
Genocide: The Systematic Killing of a People by Linda Jacobs Altman (impulse--no points)
Naked in Baghdad by Anne Garrels (impulse--no points)

*from B&N:
The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey by Salman Rushdie (impulse--no points)
What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn (impulse--no points)
Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go by Dale E. Basye (impulse--no points)
The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson (blame point awarded to Maggie)

*from Amazon used:
Five Past Midnight in Bhopal by Dominique Lapierre and Javier Moro (impulse--no points)

*from Amazon:
50 Reasons to Buy Fair Trade by Miles Litvinoff and John Madeley (homeschooling--no points)
Lost on Planet China by Maarten Troost (Rich's birthday--no points)
Evolution Man: Or, How I Ate My Father by Roy Lewis (Rich's birthday--blame point for Medbie, I knew as soon as I read her review that I had to get this one for Rich)

And there's more blame to be had soon, as I requested a few more from the library. And have more on the way from Amazon. I must be stopped!


Dawn said...

Enjoy your vacation. I hope you all have a wonderful time. I look forward to hearing about it when you get home.

take care,

Stephanie said...

Hope you have a wonderful trip!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Trish said...

Have a fantastic trip! I've always wanted to go to Gettysburg and some of the other civil war battlegrounds. Hope you'll be posting pictures!

Kim L said...

Have a great trip! I went to Gettysburg a few years ago, and I absolutely loved seeing the history come alive! Actually, my Dad had us reenact the part that the MN regiment played in the battle (as we are Minnesotans)

Medbie said...

Have a thrilling time! Stoney and I took that trip a few years ago and it was fabulous! Hope to see photos when you get back! :D