So it’s only week 1 of my “Bookworm Wednesday” initiative (read more about it here) and I’m already a day late in posting. Oh well.
Anyway, here’s where I’m at with my reading. So far this year I have completed 2 books (that I happened to start in 2008 )! The books I have completed so far are:
“Persuasion” by Jane Austen. I’ve always been a Jane Austen fan, but for some reason I had trouble getting into this book…it just didn’t grip me like some of her others have. Maybe I was just in a funk, I don’t know. I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that I had difficulty following who was who and how they were related (I’m still not sure who Mrs. Clay was). Maybe I was just too distracted by the hustle and bustle of the holidays to really read it with the focus it deserved, I don’t know. It was an interesting enough story with a sweet ending, but…it was just alright for me, dawg (can you tell Idol started this week?).
“Disciplines of a Beautiful Woman” by Anne Ortlund. I am in the process of reading “The Gentle Ways of a Beautiful Woman” by Anne Ortlund, which is a compilation of 3 of her books, the first of which is this one. It was pretty good. I heard her on the radio a few months ago, and enjoyed it so much I wanted to read her books. She has a very fun, relatable, yet “hit-you-between-the-eyes” style of writing that I enjoy. The downside to this book is that while it consists mainly of very “practical” tips for leading an orderly, godly lifestyle from the inside out, many of which were good, some of the really practical ones were somewhat outdated. Still it was a fine read.
So…now I am onto 2 other books: “Disciplines of the Heart” by Anne Ortlund (which I am enjoying much more than her first one) and “Twilight”. Yes, “Twilight”. I have jumped on the bandwagon, and I must say that so far I am hooked.
Also, I should probably mention that I am working my way through the Bible this year! I decided to follow the ESV Study Bible plan for reading the Bible in one year, and am on day 15 with no missed days, which is unprecedented (sadly)!
And, as for books I WANT to read…”Marley & Me” by John Grogan is what comes to mind right now. Loved that movie, and am intrigued by the book!
So that’s what I’ve been reading…
…what about YOU?!