June 27, 2009

Les Miserables Preface Quote

So long as there shall exist, by reason of law and custom, a social condemnation which, in the face of civilization, artificially creates hells on earth, and complicates a destiny that is divine, with human fatality; so long as the three problems of the age - the degradation of man by poverty, the ruin of woman by starvation, and the dwarfing of childhood by physical and spiritual night - are not solved; so long as in certain regions, social asphyxia shall be possible; in other words, and from yet more extended point of view, so long as ignorance and misery remain on earth, book like this cannot be useless.

Hauteville House 1862

June's Title Swap

Napoleon by Lucy Lethbridge
The Parenting Break Through by Merrilee Boyack
Blink by Malcome Gladwell
The Tipping Point by Malcome Gladwell
The Star Catchers and Peter Pan by Dave Barry (recommended as a family read aloud)
Music Theatre of Idaho mtionline.org