Morning Meanderings… Cold Weather and Giants have hit Minnesota
Good morning! After the last few days I am so glad that we had the week we did for our canoe and camping trip last week! Temperatures have dipped to 30 in the mornings and the last few afternoons as the ones coming through the weekend have, and are calling for rain.
On the bright side, this will plant me in the house to work on reading our Classic read for Book club on Tuesday, Giants In The Earth.
Basically it is about a family that moves from Minnesota in the 1870′s to South Dakota. The book talks of this Norwegian families trials as they try to make a new home for themselves. Per Hansa (oh yes the names are hard) is the man who believes his future is ahead of him and all things will pan out. His wife, Beret wishes they could go back to the comforts of what they had.
Lets just say I am struggling with this read. I pick it up and long to read something else. I need this weekend to get a good feel for the book and for our review on Tuesday. On the bright side, I believe the review will save this one. We are going to have our meeting in an 1800′s cabin with no electricity that one of our Bookies owns. We will have kerosene lamps, and rumors of a potato bar for our dinner as they ate a lot ( A LOT) of potatoes.
This afternoon I am going to go look for some “prairie wear” for the meeting and see if someone can make me a bonnet.
SO thats all happening here. I have some things to do this morning and then off I go. :D Hopefully I will get a review up this afternoon. That’s the plan anyway.
Have you ever read (attempted) this book? Are there other classics you have read that you struggled through?