I’ve been seriously neglecting this blog for the last couple months. I’ve had things to write about….but haven’t made time to sit down and write them. I’m going to recommit myself…again….to try to write more consistently. We’ll see how it goes. I’m going to start with a readings catch up. The last time I posted my readings was March…even farther back than I thought. So here goes….my readings from April through July:
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
I had never read this book, and decided that it was no longer acceptable. Anne is such a wonderful character. I’m glad I took the time to read it.
Bad Religion by Ross Douthat
A good read, although at times I felt that I needed to read it with a dictionary next to me. It definitely stretched my vocabulary! The author points out many sad but important truths about Christianity in today’s world. I wish more people would read the book.
Black Boy by Richard Wright
When I was teaching third grade, I acquired a book called Richard Wright and the Library Card. At the time, I didn’t know that Richard Wright was a real person. When I found out that he was, I picked up one of his books (Native Son) when I had a gift card to a local book store. I liked it so well, that I checked out Black Boy from the library. It is the author’s own life story. It is sad because so many things he writes about happening to him are just unbelievable. I definitely recommend the book!
Run Like a Mother and Train Like a Mother by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea
These were great reads. Definitely on the lighter side. I mostly picked them up because I started running for exercise myself. A few things I discovered while reading….serious runners do disgusting things! Also…I have no interest in ever training for a marathon or half marathon, but I definitely have a goal to be able to run a 5K without stopping or walking.
Running For My Life by Lopez Lomong
This book was recommended to me from multiple different sources so I checked it out from the library. This guy is amazing! It is always sad, but inspiring to read stories about people who have had such horrific experiences in their life, and then come through them with a faith stronger than ever.
Inferno by Dan Brown
A thriller. What else can I say? It was not really quality literature, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. A real page turner.
Sojourners: May, and June 2013
National Geographic: April, May, and June 2013
World Vision Magazine: Summer 2013
Did you stop with “Anne of Green Gables” and not go on? Oh well when you have time.
(There were some movies of Anne — with Megan F? as the actress…. you were probably in grade school when they came out — very well done.)
Have you read “The Giver” quartet? Lois Lowry — young adult fiction, but really well done. (Or have you read the Bloody Jack series? YA Historical fiction — not deep, but great fun. If you listen on CD the reader is excellent.)
I am off to order “Black Boy” from WCCLS right this moment! Thanks for the suggestion.