As most of you know, I took a trip to California with my parents last week. I took quite a few pictures while I was there, and today I’ll be sharing a few of them with you.
However, before you move on to my excellent photography, I’d like to direct you attention to this poll. If you have a moment, hop over there and vote for The Lady of the Vineyard! If TLOTV gets enough votes, it will be “Book of the Month” over there are Long and Short Reviews (YA), which would be a huge honor for me. 🙂
Now, without further ado, the California trip!
After a discussion with my mom (who thinks I read too many trashy Christian books … which in itself seems contradictory), I decided to read more classics. Which is not really a problem for me, as I enjoy classics for the most part.
Throughout the summer I’m going to read three classic books every month. During the school year, I won’t be able to keep this up … but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. 🙂
Mandy by Julie Andrews Edwards
The magic of finding a home …
Mandy, a ten-year-old orphan, dreams of a place to call her own. Escaping over the orphanage wall to explore the outside world, Mandy discovers a tiny deserted cottage in the woods. All through the spring, summer, and fall, Mandy works to make it truly hers. Sometimes she “borrows” things she needs from the orphanage. Sometimes, to guard her secret, she even lies. Then, one stormy night at the cottage, Mandy gets sick, and no one knows how to find her – except a special friend she didn’t know she had.
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