Sunday, January 31, 2010


I was thinking that I miss reading.

I commit to spending less time on the computer and more time with my head in a book.

Books used to be how I spent most of my leisure time.

I used to receive more books than anything else for birthdays and Christmas until I got "into" clothes (probably grade 9?) and started asking for that instead.

I am looking for a good book. Or books! What books have you loved? Laughed over? Wept into?

I've got a few recommendations and I'm ready to pay off my library fines so I can actually take out books again. :)

Anything else I should consider? (I probably won't get around to most of these until March, but sometimes it's fun to plan ahead!)


  1. What kind of books do you like reading..? Christian? Secular? Fiction/Non-Fiction

    Books I have loved in 09:
    Radical Womanhood by Carolyn McCulley
    Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney Discipline the Gland Surrender by Elisabeth Elliot
    Money, Possessions and Eternity by Randy Alcorn

    Books I am reading and about to read:
    The Legacy of Biblical Womanhood By Susan Hunt
    Sticky Church by Larry Osbourne
    3 Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

  2. I'm super into adventure books, I have the whole Narnia series in one massive book (with pictures hehe) as well as the Curse of treasure island and the legend of fantasy ones filled with adventure, if you're into that kinda thing :)

  3. You can borrow without fines, the Yada Yada series from Lois! you'll love them, they're so real and just like any group of women who meet (altho their ages are generally about 10 yrs older than yours). However, they'll make you laugh and cry as you get to know good!
    Angela Hunt and Francine Rivers are both incredibly good biblical, action packed (sometimes thrill) authors!..yay for Church libraries!

  4. i love recommending a good book even MORE than recommending good music. but can i (like habeebi) request some other titles you've loved first!?

  5. Thanks for all the responses!
    Right now I am looking for well crafted fictional stories. I've got my hands full with practical and non-fiction right now and am looking for ways to unwind that DO NOT involve sitting in front of a screen.
    Some favourites of mine:
    Christian ones I loved were by Francine Rivers (Redeeming Love, Mark of the Lion series) and Karen Kingsbury (The Redemption Series).
    Other books I have loved are Haroun & the Sea of Stories, Lord of the Rings, I do like to read chick lit every now and, Still Alice, Peace Like A River was good...
    I'm looking for a good read, something that may even move me.
    Today I took out (and paid my library fines) Night (by Elie Weisel) and Free Range Kids (by Lenore Skenazy). So we'll see how those 2 do me. :)

  6. I agree with Karen, 3 Cups Of Tea is a great read. I hit that one up in Colorado this summer and then passed it around to different staff who all loved it.

    It depends on what you're looking for.

    As far as Spiritual Growth, I'm reading:
    John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine & Doxology, and Eternity In Their Hearts (about tribes who are primed for the Gospel)

    As far as Fun Reading, (what else do you call it?) I'm reading:
    The Arabs: Journey Beyond The Mirage, and just finished Something Blue.

  7. Hey V I OWN Night I had to read it for one of my college classes, History of's around here somewhere!

  8. Yes, the Yada Yada series is a great read a great way to unwind. If you want the continuation of the Redemption series Jeanine has it and we can get that from her.
    And yes there would be no late fines if these books were not read as quickly as you thought!!


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