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Rankings of Book Babes Book Club Books

BOOK SCORES HIGHEST TO LOWEST October 2000-2010 * Post-rankings in October 2010
9.00 – 10
The Hiding Place – 9.64 * To Kill a Mockingbird – 9.83 (8 people) * Pride and Prejudice – 9.25 (6 people) All Creatures Great and Small – 9
8.00 – 8.99
*Samurai’s Garden – 8.93 (7 people) John Adams – 8.9 Blood Brothers – 8.9  A Thousand Splendid Suns – 8.75 The River of Doubt – 8.7 Same Kind of Different as Me – 8.6 (9 people) Christy – 8.57 * Song of Years – 8.5 (4 people) Blink – 8.5 Peace like a River – 8.5 American Nightingale - 8.5 The Rim of the Prairie – 8.42 * A Christmas Carol – 8.4 (5 people) * Anne of Green Gables – 8.3 (7 people) Swimming  Across – 8.3 Sense and Sensibility – 8.3           Emma – 8.25 The Last Lecture - 8.25 * Persuasion – 8.2 (7 people) The Glass Castle – 8.2           Journey into Christmas “Stars on the Tracks” – 8.2 Outliers - 8.13  Three Cups of Tea – 8.1 Tuesdays with Morrie – 8.1 Kite Runner – 8.1             Cry, the Beloved Country – 8.04 The Count of Monte Cristo – 8 Escape from Slavery …

Yummy Pretzel

August 25, 2009:

The LORD is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the defense of my life;
Whom shall I dread? (Psalm 27:1)

"Yummy Pretzel" by Carol Weaver

Lord, I fear everybody
No wonder I am so stressed
I want everyone to like me
I don't want anyone to be disappointed in me

Pretzel twisting is my activity
You don't like this?
Let me flex a bit more
I like harmony
So, I'll do anything to flex:
My time, my family, my schedule, my sleep, my exercise

I want to have a relationship with you
I fear our friendship won't last
If I say, "This won't work."
When I do summons the courage to say,
"This won't work for me,"
And you try to make it work another way
But it is still YOUR way,
I won't stick to my original conviction.
I'll bend and twist like a 


Because I am a soft pretzel, by golly!
Soft pretzels make yummy friends :)
But if you start to eat me . . . 
I disappear,
And I fear what you will do if I say,
"STOP eating me!&q…


I am finishing up Revelation today. It has been a two year and ten month journey through the pages of Scripture. It is so rewarding to sit here and listen to God in these final moments of the BBC.

"Come! Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life" (Rev. 22:17).

Four more verses, and I am done. It is a holy moment, and I wanted to capture it.

Samira said to me that she thought I was a good writer. I asked if she has ever read anything that I have written, and she said, "No, but I can tell by the way that you talk that you are a good writer."  Then I told her about the BBC, and she had a big smile on her face.

I like Samira. She is my 5' 3" Iranian twin.


I slept nine hours last night. It was lovely Only woke up one time to George's snoring. :)

The house is totally quiet with only Michael working on a paper downstairs. I must listen to His voice.

I Love a Happy Story!

The Chilean miners are coming up and up and up. They are at 17 right now with number 18 on the way. I love seeing the happy reunions with their loved ones and the tears. This is GREAT. Love, love, love it!

I am at the coast and working and praying and resting. I am not feeling sick anymore. YEAH!


Same Kind of Different as Me Book Review: Heartwarming and Lovely

What a lovely story! I have to admit that I did the 50 page test (from "The Art of Reading" lecture from The Teaching Company), and I wasn't really engrossed after 50 pages. I think it really grabbed me at 100, but that may have been because I was uber-busy and couldn't really stop long enough to really read. Getting a cold really helped me settle in and truly enjoy this wonderful gem of a book. 

This is the last quote of the book, but it is my favorite:

"The truth about it is, whether we is rich or poor or somethin in between, this earth ain't no final restin place. So, in a way, we is all homeless -- just workin our way toward home." Denver Moore 

You are my God and King
I will praise Your name forever and ever
Every day I will bless You
And I will praise Your name forever

You caused beautiful mountains
Covered with evergreens tall
To dot the landscape of our drive home

We marveled at the sunset over those mountains
And marveled at what You have done in our lives
We give thanks to You