Monday, August 10, 2009
I just bought a book
I just bought this 800 page book. And not at the thrift store either. Paid full price. I can't wait to read it. I'm not a HUGE fan of the Work and the Glory books.
But I am a huge fan of this book, so I was hoping that the Undaunted is equally as good. When I read the Fire of the Covenant, it took me a while to get into it, but it was one of those I read in like 3 days and finished it, with a box of Kleenex at 3 in the morning. Wowzer.
I have been reading about Gerald Lund and his research and experiences with this book. I'm pretty impressed with all that went into writing this book even though it is fiction. It seems as though Gerald Lund has taken pains to make sure all of the events and details are correct and written in a way that the reader really understands the way the events took place. He does say that it is amazing the way we, as Mormons are so knowledgeable and proud of our pioneer heritage, yet so many of us, especially Utahns know next to nothing of the Hole-in-the-Rock events.
Anways, I hope it's a good book. If not, I think I will go back and read all of the Harry Potter books. Or maybe start the Lord of the Rings series...
The kids are reading Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls.