Oh, geez. I need to do some reading. Some serious reading. I feel like since Aster was born that I just don't have time. I'm not complaining. I LOVE being a Dad, but how the heck to parents find time to do anything? Especially a pleasure pursuit like reading? In my case it is also a work pursuit. Fore pure pleasure, I started a Stephen King novel recently when I had a week with a bit more free time, but I got half way through and am just stuck once I got busier. But then I got Richard Stevick's book "Growing up Amish" in the mail, which I need to read and review. I have a book about growing up Mennonite that someone sent me that I need to read and review, plus some Amish fiction galleys I need to, yes, read and review. As if that isn't enough I opened my mailbox today and there was: Renegade Amish, a book by the dean of Amish academia: Donald Kraybill. The book looks awesome and I CANNOT wait to read it. But when??? Rachel got me a book light for Father's Day so I can read at night, but then I get so sleepy after a few pages that I don't get very far. Sooo, I am going to have to carve out some reading time over the weeks ahead and clear this book backlog. But in the meantime you can order this title from Amazon. I have just briefly flipped through the book and it looks great. The book is about, as the cover suggests, the "Amish" in Bergholz, Ohio who went rogue. Just a scan of the contents makes it clear that Kraybill, as usual, really delves into the backstory of this unusual "Amish" group. Stay tuned for more once I wade into the book!
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