Books! Well a few little trinkets, clocks, a yummy scented candle, but I'm talking about the books.
I love to read. I've gone through times of reading a lot and then busy times where I've just been too tired to keep my eyes open and I read one paragraph (or if I'm really tired, one sentence) over and over again and then don't remember what it said in the morning, haha. Have you done that?? :)
I admit that in high school, I didn't like being forced to read. :) I still remained an honor roll student but I might not have completed every book assigned. ;) So I thought it would be great to go back and read a lot of the classics. And how much more would we get out of reading them now (and hopefully have a better understanding as well :)). I love reading about history, knowing how things got to where they are, about the honor and hardworking spirit present throughout history, intruiging people and stories. I have been stuck in non-fiction or fiction based on true stories, around the late 1770s, American History, presidents. I keep hearing so many great reviews of some fun chick lit out there, so I started with a highly recommended one.
A Classic: Last week I finally finished: The Grapes of Wrath
Mini Review: 4 out of 5 cups of yummy coffee with lowfat vanilla creamer: Took me about 60-70 pages to really get into, but loved the story of the adventure and struggles of a tight-knit, hardworking, family, and the history throughout. Well written, most chapters went between the family's adventure and the struggles/adventure of the state or nation as a whole to give more insight into the story of the Joad's.
A Chick Lit: Currently reading, just started last weekend :) : Something Borrowed: I don't remember the last time I read a chick lit, but I wanted a light fun read and went with a highly recommended one.
A Non-fiction Bible based book for us ladies: So Long Insecurity: I have to see how far I can get by the conference this weekend! I already know I am going to get so much out of this book and the conference, whatwhat ATL ladies! :)
Currently Reading: Tender Warrior: Non-fiction book for the men: About men being real men, committing and sticking to those committments, and living as a strong man of God. Hubs recently joined a group of guys to start a men's accountability group and this is the book they chose to read along with our new church (our new church and old church out west have a focus on men and it is awesome). (My Hubby is an amazing man and I love that he constantly strives to be an even better man of God. :))
To read: David Warrior King: A historical novel.
Love and Respect: we're starting a marriage study with our small group and this book (and workbook) was highly recommended by so many friends, most of whom have done it, and one friend's church does this study for their couples churchwide.
After these I want to read The Help, Of Mice and Men, another recommended book The Little Lady Agency (anyone read it?) or Something Blue. What's on your nightstand? Or what book is on your list to read soon?
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