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Thursday, February 12, 2009

More Books


Today I spent a couple of hours at a bookstore with a friend. I have been buying so many books lately and I'm so excited about reading them! I was pretty good today - I went in with a list of 4 books and only bought what was on my list. (I was impressed.) I want to share the updated list here on the blog and keep up with the progress. I've put a line through the ones I've finished and noted the month next to the ones I've read. (Can you tell I like organization?) After finally finishing the Paolini book, which took several weeks (it is long but I also had a lot going on last month), I've been making much faster progress. I'm not following the list in any particular order. Right now I'm reading Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson.

On the updated list I'm leaving off the recommended books this time. I'll add them back if I get to them this year. Nothing else has been removed from the original but you'll find my new purchases added. Also I'm combining the list into one, rather than having the young adult books shown separately. There's a new link on the right hand side of my blog where you can access this list anytime. (Click the button over on the right or click HERE to see the updated list.) Let me know if you've enjoyed any of these books! I hope you'll make time for some good reads this year. I realize that if you don't like to read, this post is probably pretty boring to you!

One more thing: Today at the bookstore I came across the most precious children's book. Let me give you the synopsis. There's a duck who is sad because all of his friends have eggs of their own. (Sound familiar so far?) He finds his own egg - a big, speckled one that his friends laugh at, but the duck loves his unique egg. Eventually all of the friends' eggs hatch but the duck waits and waits and waits. (Again, familiar?) Finally the duck's egg hatches and it contains a baby alligator that proceeds to snap at the rude friends. I LOVE IT!! ☺ The illustrations are beautiful in this book too. It's called The Odd Egg. Check it out HERE. I didn't buy it today but now I wish I had! I think I'll be adding it to my wish list.

11 comments:

Alicia said...

Wow! You're just zipping through your list so far, that childrens book sound oh so cute! I've been wanting to read more too. I've just started reading The Screwtape Leters by C.S. Lewis. Brillant but creepy. Happy reading :)

Stacy said...

Redeeming Love is one of my all-time favorite books! Let me know when you read it....!!!

Stacey said...

Alicia - I haven't read Screwtape but I bet it would be interesting!

Stacy - I have heard so much about Redeeming Love lately that I finally picked up a copy. I'll let you know!

onemorebaby said...

Love the pic! Also love the list... just my style, lol!

sharonvw said...

That's incredible. I'm still reading the book I started in December! My bad!

Becky said...

I echo Stacy's comment on Redeeming Love, it is one of my all-time favorites as well. It was given to me by a friend and after reading it I gave my life to the Lord.

~ Katie ~ said...

I'm going tomorrow to get my The Odd Egg book :) I'm so glad you posted this...hmm...I smell a "copy-cat" moment...okay- not smell.

Connie said...

Your desk and flowers look beautiful! It makes me feel "homesick". It seems like forever since I've been there. Can't wait to see you this weekend. XOXO

prayerfuljourney said...

I love to read too!!! I'm getting into Christian love stories myself. I love your stack of books. I don't buy books too much anymore....I always read books once and then give them away. I've resorted to the libraries selection. I'm sure if a book came my way that I had to have...I would buy it. Here's to lots of reading!!! I like the book on the egg. Interesting.

chuck's bro said...

You should be in my Victorian Lit class this fall with all of those George Eliot books! I'll have to know what you think.

katdish said...

I bought the first 2 Twilight books. I haven't read them yet. I promised myself that I would finish re-reading the gospels before I picked up another book. I also bought 3 Augusten Burroughs books including "Running with Scissors", plus a book written by his brother called "Look me in the eye - My life with Aspergers". That one is on the top of the pile. I love books like some women love shoes. I can never have enough.