A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

204. Granny Han's Breakfast by Sheila Groves

Granny Han's Breakfast by Sheila Groves. Illustrated with photographs (US) - (Canada)

Pages: 24
Ages: 6+
Finished: Jul. 27, 2012
First Published: 1985
Publisher: Overseas Missionary Fellowship (available for purchase here)
Genre: Christian, missionary, non-fiction, short story
Rating: 5/5

First sentence: "They all called her Granny Han - "Han Po Po" in their Chinese language, for she was no longer in America but Taiwan."

Publisher's Summary: "When Granny Han went to her cupboard one morning, her cupboard was bare! Granny prayed for her food anyway, and before she knew it, a large and wonderful breakfast appeared before her eyes. Read the adult version of this true story and the other adventures of Granny Han in Pauline Hamilton's "To A Different Drum" also available from OMF Books."

Acquired:  Purchased a used copy at a thrift shop.

Reason for Reading: I love missionary stories, especially those that take place in China.

A truly beautiful story for young children about the power of God to provide and the redeeming grace in accepting Jesus as your saviour.  A wonderful book that introduces one to Chinese foods and daily life as it tells a vignette from missionary Pauline Hamilton's life.  The story is told in a lovely storytelling voice and is never preachy though it is decidedly Christian.  Granny Han is a believer and she simply puts her trust in God, learning to practice what she preaches, when hard times hit.  Her belief proves to be an example to someone, who takes some years to live according to their own free will, but eventually comes back to Granny with Jesus in their heart.  Inspiring and simply a delightful little true tale that shows respect to every one.

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