September 2013 Readings

There were some great reads in my cue this month. I also read a lot of magazines. Overall, though, may page count is way lower than normal. I am starting to worry that my husband will beat me this year. I have out read him every year since we got married. I cannot let this tragedy happen. (Competitive much? It is the quality of the pages, not the number that counts, right? So being competitive in page count is not necessarily a good thing).

Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory by R. Gregory Nokes

An interesting read about slavery in Oregon. The history is not quite as rosy as we would like to believe. This book was well researched and very interesting, but I liked his first book better (Massacred for Gold).

Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala

Oh, this book was torturous to read! Not because of how it was written, and I’m not trying to discredit the author in anyway. It tells the story of the author’s experience in the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka. She lost her parents, husband, and two young boys in the tsunami, and somehow survived herself. The experience must have been horrific, and just thinking about it makes me cringe. I feel guilty for even writing this because the author herself states that it made her feel horrible when someone told her that her story was unimaginable…she didn’t want to be the person who had to live the unimaginable life.

Unfinished by Richard Stearns

I received this book as a gift from Richard Stearns himself…well….from World Vision anyway….as a thank you for being a child ambassador. The book is inspiring and thought provoking. It gave me an “itch” and made me think about how I spend my time, and what more I can do in order to live out my calling.


National Geographic – August and September 2013

Sojourners – Sept/Oct 2013

Archaeology – July/Aug. 2013

Christianity Today – September 2013

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