Sunday, August 30, 2009

Reading

I grew up going to the library weekly. My mom always read to me when I was too young to read. She encouraged and modeled reading to me after I learned to read on my own. I had a huge collection of books, was in a book club, and read ALL the time when I was a child.

About the time I hit high school I stopped reading almost altogether. I would have assigned readings for school, and that just made reading not fun anymore.
Well, since I am no longer in school, I guess I find reading fun again. The Shack got me started. It was so good. I then started looking for Redeeming Love, but have not found it yet. (I have to find a super cheap used or free copy because we are on a tight budget right now.. no new books for me!) While looking for it, I found about six or seven other books that look good at Goodwill, so I have them waiting for me.

I'm currently reading The Power of a Praying Wife and The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy.
No, I'm not pregant. I just like to read about pregnancy and parenting. It interests me in a big way. I never get tired of it.

Anways, I'm thinking about starting a third book: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. Anyone read it? I am borrowing it from my friend Jenna. She said it was really good.



Anyone have any other good book suggestions?? I read fiction and nonfiction, but fiction is my favorite. :)

7 comments:

Suzi said...

screwtape letters is REALLY interesting... i think you will like it! have you read any of the shopahlolic books? completely frivolous and silly but fun! i have a ton of fiction books here that i have already read and would be happy to send them along to you!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Hello! Just stumbled on your blog. I love it! :)

I LOVE reading. My husband gets annoyed because I tend to read too much, probably, haha.

I read Screwtape Letters. Very interesting, to say the least.

Karah said...

I love books my Jodi Picoult. Shes a fiction writer, She wrote My Sisters Keeper. I am such a book a holic. I probably have at least 10 books in my night stand that I have not read. Im also a slow reader so unless a book is REALLY good I take a while to read it.

Megan said...

I have read Screwtape letters, very interesting! Let me know how Power of a Praying Wife is!

Lyr said...

I heard that was a REALLY good book, but never read it myself. I like most of C.S Lewis' books. Hope it's a good one. Love the blog!

The Crowder Family said...

If you like fiction and love the Lord you need to read ALL of Francine Rivers' books. Redeeming Love got me hooked on her-she takes non fictional things and turns them into fiction books. The Mark of the Lion series is unbelievable. A definite must read.

Q, La, and Gooner said...

I agree, the Mark of the Lion series is Amazing! I don't know if you like the classics, but I am reading The Red and the Black by Stendhal. I really like it. Also, don't forget about the library. They have great books for free! We are fairly new to the Dallas area and I recently found a library.