Sunday, March 16, 2014

What I'm Reading in March

The ice is pouring outside my window right now, and all I can think of is how I want my Spring break to be extended by another day so I can read just a little bit more... and, of course, work on homework that I put off all week long!  And now that it is March madness, my reading will be balanced between watching hoops and checking my bracket...

Right now I'm reading several different books.  I'm on Allegiant, the third of the Divergent series. The movie for Divergent comes out in a couple of weeks, and I wanted to read the series before the movie hit theatres.  I read the first one in a day, and just finished up Insurgent last night.  I'm loving it.  Easy read, full of excitement, not what I usually like... but good stuff.

I'm reading Coming Home by Karen Kingsbury.  I LOVE Karen Kingsbury. Her characters are always likeable, she weaves God's Word right into her stories, and she draws you in and keeps you there.  This one is no different.  If you've read any of her Baxter books, you need to read this one, celebrating the Dad's 70th birthday.

My drivethru read is A Farewell to Arms.  A classic for sure... Ernest Hemingway.  WWI.  A nurse and a soldier.  Doesn't get much better than that.

I'm also reading Liz Curtis Higgs Thorn in My Heart.  To be honest, this one has been a slow one for me to get into. It's set in Scotland in the 1700s, and kind of resembles the story of Jacob and Esau from the Bible so far, but it has some period language and has been a slow read... but I'm persevering because I know she is good and it will get better.

I try to read the books on my Kindle based on when I bought them.  Many of them were free, so I get them and then just read when I have a chance.  I'll not disclose how many books that I have on my Kindle, because it could possibly prove that I am a reading addict... but anyway, after finishing up Made to Crave I went to the next Christian non-fiction book on my Kindle, and it was Applause of Heaven.  This book focuses on Matthew, the Sermon on the Mount, otherwise known as the Beatitudes.  I also had a book by Angela Thomas on the Beatitudes, A Beautiful Offering, so I'm reading these two together.  Applause of Heaven is by Max Lucado and is beautifully written. A Beautiful Offering invokes Thomas's real writing style and down to earth conversation.  Both are good!

I'm finishing up Freedom From Performing, another Christian non-fiction book.  It's set up in study form where there are six days worth of questions, so it has taken me a little longer to get through, because to be honest, some days I just don't read in it. 

Once Upon a Prince is a love story I'm reading for one of the book clubs I am in on Facebook. A light read and so far pretty good... but I've kind of put this one aside to finish that Divergent series!  Also am reading A Sound Among Trees. Set on an old Southern plantation, it is the story of the women of the plantation house... a newly married step Mom, her step grandmother in law, and a Union spy from the Civil War who may or may not haunt the house... not gotten that far to find out yet.

My to do list, besides articles on substance abuse?

Daughters for a Time (my free download of the month from Amazon... as a Prime member I can borrow one book a month for free... and have as long as I need to read it!) Lost Lake, another book selection from a book club. Ask Me Anything, Lord, a book club selection written by my friend Heather King.  Broken Wings, the last book in the Second Chances series by Terri Blackstock.  And so many more...

Happy Reading!

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