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When I was a little girl I used to read ALL.THE.TIME - I would easily read an entire book in a day or less. But then I went to college, and reading became "homework" and not for "fun" anymore. And after college I read maybe 15 books. I just stopped reading - and I think that having a TV of my own - and actual channels to watch - got in the way of my imagination going wild in the pages of a book :)
THEN 9 years after I started college:
I joined a book club. I wasn't really sure what to expect - but I thought I would give it a try :) And I fell in love with reading all over again. In 2009 I read 20 books and listened to 3 audio books. In 2010 I read 37 books and listened to 12 audio books. I have been keeping a list of all the books I'm reading - just because I like lists and its nice to keep track of what I'm doing - makes me feel better about myself ;) LOL This year I have read 5 books (I'm so behind!) and am currently in the middle of several books - something I usually don't do.
A few of my "favorites" off of my "list":
Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt - by Beth Hoffman
Redeeming Love - by Francine Rivers
A Woman's Place - by Lynn Austin
The Help - by Kathryn Stockett
Eve's Daughters - Lynn Austin
Her Mother's Hope - by Francine Rivers
Her Daughters Dream - by Francine Rivers (the second book in the series)
So here is my current reading list - yes, I'm actively reading ALL of these :
1. Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin. I've actually been trying to finish this book for over 9 months. I read the first 3 in the series and flew through them. This one has been harder to read. Honestly I can't "recommend" these books - they were just ok.
2. Walking In the Will of God by Steve McVey - I started this book back in Nov 2010 and i just couldn't get into it - even though I was leading a BRAND NEW book club/meeting with some new friends - I later found out that I NEEDED to be reading it at a later time in my life - like moving to another state less than a year after you had just done the moving process. It is a great book - I highly recommend it.
3. A Patient's Guide to PCOS by Walter Futterweit MD with George Ryan. - I was diagnosed with PCOS last fall. I was pretty sure I had it before then - it runs in my family. So I'm trying to study up on it and see what I can do to help control the issue. I JUST started this book so I can't say yay or nay about it yet :)
4. Intimate Issues 21 Questions Christian Women Ask About Sex by Linda Dillow and Lorraine Pinuts - This book was recommended to me from Mark Driscoll when hubby & I were watching "The Peasant Princess" (AMAZING for ANY married couple - a MUST for everyone!) I haven't gotten into it too much yet - just the first few chapters. I think I really want to do this more as a devotional type book - it has questions at the end of each chapter - but so far its good.
5. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah - this book was recommended to me by a friend that I went to church with when I was in Jr. High (Hi Beth!!) So far it's been pretty good - the story kinda "sucks" you into it. If you are easily offended by language this book might not be for you.
6. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown - My hubby and I went to the Library on Saturday to get a card and I saw this book on their "new books cart" and I thought - yes, that is a book I need to read. The tag line reads "See, we love each other, we just don't happen to like each other very much" (now this isn't the case for me - because right now amazingly enough, my sisters - Amanda, Heather & Leslie- and I are getting along! lol!) But I could relate - and lets be honest all sisters have a love/hate relationship at SOME POINT in their lives ;) I started this book on Sunday while lying in a hammock outside on a GORGEOUS day :) I think it's going to be a hard book to read - especially if the mother's health keeps going downhill - but over all it's been pretty good so far.
What books are you reading right now? Anything I should check out?