Um, about Moby Dick... never made it past the first 4 chapters. I wonder if my reading partner had any better luck??
In July, I buckled down & actually read Great Expectations. Good grief, those poor freshman students. I do think if I had picked up the novel on my own, I would have enjoyed it substantially more.
My book for August was a novel called The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. The description sounded intriguing - it's based on Genesis 34, which is the rape of Dinah. Diamant decided to approach the story from Dinah's perspective. Interesting enough idea, but I haven't decided whether I liked it or not. It clearly contradicts scripture on multiple occasions, but I don't think Diamant meant to undermine scripture. From what I have read about her, I believe she is Jewish with what appear to be feminist tendencies; hence, her desire to give women in the early Old Testament a voice.
ANYWAY. Boring entry!
I had my new teacher orientation on Friday, and in-service starts tomorrow morning, so my summer is almost over. We do have one more get-away planned for Labor Day weekend, but after that, another school year arrives and another summer passes.