Masterpiece
*****
Excellent
**** 1/2
Very good
****
Good
**** 1/2
Just okay
***
Not for me
**
Definitely not for me
*

The Birds – Aristophanes

Well, it’s late and I just finished reading this play by Aristophanes. It’s about two guys who go to the birds to set up a utopian city in the clouds so they can “oust” the gods from Olympus. Supposedly the birds were created before the Titans and were more worthy of being worshipped than the Olympians.

I guess this is supposed to be a parody of utopianism. It is funny in places, though some of it was bawdy. I’m glad I read this play because it’s a classic, but I probably wouldn’t recommend it to others. I do think it’s cool that a play can survive over 2000 years after it was written, though.

414 BC, 48 pp.

Rating: 2.5

Completed "From the Stacks Winter Challenge"


1. Angle of Repose
2. Atonement
3. Peace Like a River
4. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
5. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Reviews can be found on the post below.

Peace Like a River – Leif Enger

This is a wonderful story about faith and family. The characters are likable and strong, and their faith is even stronger. This family perseveres through tragedy and danger–all the while leaning on God for guidance and direction and each other for hope and comfort. Swede is a hoot! Very well written. Excellent story. Read it!

2001, 311 pp.

Rating: 4.5/5

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Thursday Thirteen #1

People I’m thankful for:

1. My 13 year old son
2. My 12 year old son
3. My 40 something year old husband
4. My mother
5. My dad (who is now in heaven)
6. My brother J
7. My sister C
8. My sister J
9. Grandma R.
10. Grandma O.
11. Grandpa O.
12. My friend Jeni
13. My friend Tracey



Previous comments moved over from other blog:

2 comments:
suki said…
Super list! :) I’m very thankful for all the people in my life too.
February 1, 2007 2:28 AM
Jeannine said…
Thank you for reminding us that there are rather “simple” things we should be thankful for!Happy TT.
February 1, 2007 3:17 AM

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