Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. I enjoy long books, short books, novels, biographies, historical fiction, fantasy, nonfiction, and collections of folktales and short stories. I love to sit by the fire on cold days curled up with a good book. Here is the list of books I read this winter along with my thoughts about each one.
Lament for a Son by Nicholas Wolterstorff
Written after the death of his son, this is a journal of the raw and transparent thoughts and laments of a grieving father. Read more [...]
I love to read. As I wrote a week or so ago, I didn't have much time for reading the last part of 2016. I'm making up for that this year! A dozen books in ten weeks!
Only four were fiction...
"The Crown Duel" and "The Court Duel" by Sherwood Smith
I read these two books every couple of years. They are fun books about a kingdom at war. There is a bit of magic plus a lot of adventure in the story, making them fun reads. I've read many of Sherwood Smith's books. Some of her later books are too edgy Read more [...]
Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. I've posted my reading lists every few months, but beginning last June I haven't had much time to read. I was spending lots of time writing instead. I read only six books from July through December; however, being home without as much writing to do, I've been reading a bunch the past two months!
I've finished nine books in eight weeks. I have seven more that I'm working through. Some of these are ongoing Bible studies which I will write more about when Read more [...]
Jennie Faith Allen, author of Stuck and other great studies, founder of IF gatherings, asked if I had read "bird by bird" last week. I ordered it. It arrived while I was out of town. I began reading it tonight. I am not even through the intro.
O M G!!
Her thoughts! Her sentences! Her words! Her style! I'm loving it!
This paragraph! The one in the picture!
I've been saying for a year I'm not a writer, though I have two books on Amazon and a thriving blog. PMI is publishing a book they Read more [...]
Dear Mommas who are doing last minute shopping,
"Reading is Fundamental!" This was a slogan for a reading program when I was in elementary school. RIF programs gave free books to school-aged children to encourage them to read. I needed no encouragement! Reading has always been a love of mine.
We instilled the love of books in our children as well. How? By modeling reading and by reading aloud often to them when they were young. If children see their parents reading, they are more likely to read Read more [...]