Wednesday, April 6, 2016

On My Nightstand

The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills - Daniel Coyle How to Be a Woman - Caitlin Moran Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild - Mary A. Kassian Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life - Kathleen Norris

I couldn't help but add a few more books to my nightstand book pile. I have been meaning to read Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild for years and this is my chance to cross it off my list. I heard about How To Be A Woman from Emma Watson's Book Club and thought it was interesting read. I haven't decided which one I will read first but I can't wait to dive in.

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Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind, and   Soul - Ruth Soukup Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible's View of Women - Sarah Bessey One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way - Robert Maurer The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster - Jon Krakauer Plan D: How to Tackle Sugar Sensitivity, Lose Weight, and Live Right with Diabetes - Sherri Shepherd

March was a very slow reading month for me. With everything that happened (my father passed away due to cancer) it took me a bit to get out of the slump and get into my habitual reading.

 

Read in March:
The only book I finished reading in March was Unstuffed by Ruth Soukup, I received an ARC from her launch team and I enjoyed being a part of it very much. I especially liked the last few chapters on her book that were dedicated to friendship and relationships.

 

Currently Reading:
I am halfway through a few books including Jesus Feminist, One Step at a Time: The Kaizen Way, and The Lightning Thief - the first book from the Percy Jackson series. This month I began reading two more books as shown in the pictures.

 

New Books: I also acquired a Devotional and a book titled Verdaderamente Bella from a church conference I attended last weekend. I rarely read in spanish so this will serve as practice to my spanish reading skills.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

A Review:


Review:
Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends, From Cleopatra to Princess Di - Kris Waldherr
This was a 50/50 for me and I wasn't sure if to give it a 2 1/2 or 3 star rating but decided on giving it a 3. I enjoyed reading this because I found about Queens that I had never heard about before and this allowed me to do more research on those whom I found interesting. Each woman only gets a one to two page spread so if you are looking for in depth information this is not the book for you. On the bad aspects of it, the flippancy with which this story is told was extremely annoying and there is a condescending tone through out most of the book that I sometimes felt was a little too much. This is a great book to read in short bursts so if you are looking for that give this try.
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Informania: Sharks (Informania) - Christopher Maynard The Lightning Thief  - Rick Riordan
-What do you do when your son brings you books to read from school? 
-You read them. :-)

(All while trying to finish the books you are already reading before they are due at the library)


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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Simplify: Ten Practices to Unclutter Your Soul - Bill Hybels

"Simplified living is about more than doing less. It's being who God called us to be, with a wholehearted, single-minded focus. It's walking away from innumerable lesser opportunities in favor of the few to which we've been called and for which we've been created."

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A Review

Review:

Who You Are When No One's Looking: Choosing Consistency, Resisting Compromise - Bill Hybels

I found this book to be of incredible value to me. I love books that make me recognize what I am missing in a particular area of my life and give me insights as to how to improve myself. This book was able to provide me with ways to improve my Spiritual Life and to see where I was failing, I particularly liked the chapter on "Vision".

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

To buy or not to buy

I was fighting the impulse not to buy any more books today even though the 50% off all books sign was very alluring. I kept telling myself I didn't have much space for more books and then I said aloud 'I am participating in the #readyourowndamnbooks challenge anyways so I should read books that I already own', to which my 10 year old son replies, 'You do realize once you buy them, you will own them and by reading them you are still completing the challenge'. The voice of reason had spoken!! One more book (a few more?) wouldn't hurt, right. 

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A Review

Review:

Brave Enough - Cheryl Strayed

Having read both Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things I recognized most of the quotes in this book. Although some quotes stand well on their own, others lack substance with out the full context of which they speak of. I have read Tiny Beautiful Things more than once and find its raw honesty and wisdom inspiring and although many quotes in Brave Enough are derived from it, here they lack the powerful punch that they possess in Tiny Beautiful Things. That said, this little book is great for reading them at a moment's notice. 

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Book Recommendation Help

In search of the perfect Gothic Novel; a combination of an eerie atmosphere and events, a hauntingly and yet beautiful storyline and suspense. Some of my favorite are The Angel's Game, The Shadows of the Wind, and The Thirteenth Tale. Any suggestions? 

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