Wednesday, August 19, 2009

i'm a bookworm

I love reading, but I don't do it nearly enough. It's just too easy to sit down and flip on the television. I usually plan to do more reading than I actually end up doing. Case in point, our recent road trip. I packed quite ambitiously--I had at least 10 books crammed into my bag. In two weeks, I read a grand total of . . . ONE. (Take Two by Karen Kingsbury) I don't regret not reading more--either the view was too beautiful to ignore, or I was the one driving.

When I got home, I hit the ground running. (Insert Keith Urban's voice here: "I'd hit the ground, I'd hit the ground running . . .") When I wasn't working, I was doing things like, oh, having a What I Like About You marathon with Val, messing around on my new computer, and helping Steph with her college class.

That all changed last Tuesday night. I had just received my latest book review blogger book, and I started reading it at midnight. At 1:45, I had to force myself to put it down! I finished it right after work. A few days later, I started in on the next book, and it's been like that for a week--one book after another!

I've just finished my fourth book since that one, and I'm starting on my fifth. I can't remember the last time I read this voraciously, and I'm loving it!

Reading list:
  • A Man of His Word (you know by now that I loved it!)
  • Nothing but Trouble (another enjoyable Susan May Warren book. It surprised me by not wrapping everything up neatly, but then I realized it's the first in a series.)
  • Shadows of Lancaster County (very interesting, if not utterly captivating)
  • Letters from the Enemy (one of Susan May Warren's earlier efforts. The writing isn't as engaging as her more recent books, but her incredibly clear presentation of the gospel--without being overly "preachy"--makes it worth the read)
  • The Convenient Groom (oh, my. I bought this book for one reason--it has a story line I've always been partial to. They marry and then fall in love. Sort of. Some twists I wasn't expecting, but I loved every minute I spent reading it.)
  • The Time Traveler's Wife (I decided I needed to read the book before seeing the movie. Since it deals with time, I fully expect to enjoy it.)


  1. You're a sucker for all plots time-related, especially the ones that make absolutely no sense.

  2. I just enjoy the story. As long as it makes sense within the story's established time rules, I don't care if it makes logical sense. The only exception is "The Lake House," which totally chucks any sort of rules at the end, but I love it anyway :-)

  3. reading your comment ... i tried SO hard to make sense of the lake house!! saw it with my mom and discussed it forever afterwards trying to hard.
    i really need to read more. i spend too much time with tv and the internet!

  4. Yeah, "The Lake House" doesn't make any sense at all when you think about it, but it's SO romantic!


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