Anne (a.k.a. Modern Mrs Darcy) is hosting a new reading link-up of brief reviews of books – “Twitterature” . Brief as in twitter-inspired 140 character reviews (although she’s not being that completely strict about it.)
No matter, my usual book posts are waaaay too wordy for that. So instead, an up-to-the-moment-of-writing look at the books I have in progress or am about to start reading.
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens.
This month’s bookclub book, which I didn’t finish in time. Still am determined to finish it, just for my own satisfaction. I’m less impressed with the story and characters than I am by the fact that he wrote it as a serial. As in, wrote a segment & published it. Repeat next week. And the next and the next…
A Year with Jesus: Daily Readings and Reflections On Jesus’ Own Words by R. P. Nettelhorst.
A quick excerpt from the Gospels with some devotional content makes this an ideal last-thing-before-bed read.
Deeply Loved: 40 Ways in 40 Days to Experience the Heart of Jesus by Keri Wyatt Kent.
Have only read the introduction, but I’ve really enjoyed the other books I’ve read by her so I have high hopes for this one. Am dithering over waiting to dive back into it as a read for Lent.
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.
Next month’s bookclub read & no, I’ve never read it. So far so good although I think I need to read it in a print format not ebook. Despite never reading it before I’ve already found some of the names quite familiar; apparently something from the story has seeped into my consciousness.
Refuse to Choose!: Use All of Your Interests, Passions, and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams by Barbara Sher.
Sounded great when Catherine reviewed it, but it’s not grabbing me that much. Started it before Thanksgiving and haven’t gone back to it. Need to give it one last try or concede that it’s not happening. Love the idea of it, and the part I did read I found myself nodding my head in recognition of the traits described.
Momumental: Adventures in the Messy Art of Raising a Family by Jennifer Grant.
Another one that I started and haven’t been that compelled to get back to it. Anyone read it with strong feelings toward it whether I should go back to it or take it back to the library unfinished?
Almost Home by Joan Bauer.
Waiting for the weekend to start this because I’m certain that once I begin I won’t be sleeping until I finish. Plus, I’m kind of sad because once I finish it I’m all caught up on her books and will have to wait impatiently for her next one to be published.
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman.
I’m about halfway through and am loving this book. LOVING it. And also wishing I’d done a few things differently with my kids from the start.
Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want — Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible by Brian Tracy.
Book #1 of my self-imposed 24 books off my to-be-read-shelf challenge. So far it’s ok, although a little too business/salesman focused.
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