Monday, October 8, 2012

The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle

This is a quick update to let you know I just finished a great book. The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle is the best book I've read all year! It does cover a very hard to read topic - the story is about a little boy who is sexually abused... by his parents!! The story tells of his removal from the his parent's house and how his life moves on afterwards. I loved the writting style and how the narrative was told from several different view points. This book (despite the hard to read topic) was a book I had a hard time putting down!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Good intentions....?

I had good intentions when I started the Spring Reading Thing to get back into blogging. I had no idea that planning a wedding was so time consuming!! I barely had time to read, let alone blog... about anything! Well the wedding is over so hopefully I can put a few more posts up here. *crosses fingers*

Spring Reading Thing Wrap Up:

Finished - Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery ~ I really liked it, and I'm looking forward to reading more of the series.
               - Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller ~ An easy read , filled with fun stories, and would be great for a new Christian, or someone interested in learning more about Christianity.
               - Loving by Karen Kingsbury ~ Loved it.
Almost Finished - Life, On The Line by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas ~ I had to return the library book before I could finish it. It started out good, the middle of the book got boring, and it started getting better near the end again. The middle had too much restuarant detail to hold my attenetion!

Did Not Finish (or start!) - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebbecca Skloot ~ I couldn't find it at my library.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spring Reading Thing 2012

While reading Suzanne's blog I clicked the link to Spring Reading Thing 2012. I've heard of this before but this is my first time participating. I am of course planning a wedding so my list will not be large but Katrina the host at Callapidder Days advertises this as a low-pressure challenge. Besides reading should be fun right? :)

Finish Reading:

Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

New books:

Life, On the Line by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas
The Immortal Life on Henrietta Lacks by Rebbecca Skloot
Loving by Karen Kingsbury

The above three books were all on other challengers lists. There were others good suggestions I wanted to read but my library doesn't carry them. If I have time I'll start the next book in the Anne series: Anne of the Island.

Sorry for the inconsistant linking... blogger is being weird to me.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Books read in 2011

I read 11 books this year. That's a big increase from last years 2 books! Sill 11 is much less than 24 read in 2010, and 18 read in 2009. Here's hoping that 2012 gives me more reading time.

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Glass Castle by Jeannette Wall
Sarah's Kay by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Blue Notebook by James A Levine
Secret Daughter by Shilip Somaya Gowda
One Day by David Nicholls
Leaving by Karen Kingsbury
Sarah by Marek Halter
Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

My favourite book of the year was Glass Castle by Jeannette Wall. This was a true story of her life and one that I will never forget. It was hard to read in places only because no child should have to grow up like she did.

2008 list here
2009 list here
2010 list here