An Update on M’BooksPosted: August 2, 2013
Please tell me you watch WWHL and Andy Cohen and don’t just think I’m dumb when I say m’books. Thanks.
Okay, so I said I wanted to read 10 books during the summer, which for me means Memorial Day to Labor Day because 1) I am no longer in school 2) I do not have kids in school and 3) I am not employed by the school system. The last time I updated, I had read 3, which wasn’t too shabby. Since then, I’ve read five putting the grand total at 8! Yay! I’m ahead of schedule!
Interrupted: An Adventure in Relearning the Essentials of Faith by Jen Hatmaker- Perhaps since I’ve already read (and am obsessed with) Seven, this one was a little lack-luster. It is basically the prequel to Seven, so it was like I already knew how the story ended. Although it was nice knowing how they got to where they are now. I will probably pick this guy back up in a year or so and it will rock my world though. I love how books speak to you at different times in different ways.
Shopgirl by Steve Martin- This sort of thing isn’t usually my cup of tea. Although I have to say that I didn’t hate it. It was slow and took me a while to get into it, but once I did, it was pretty good.
Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews- Typical Mary Kay Andrews. Girl in distress. Girl meets boy. Girl dislikes boy, but he helps her out of a pickle so they fall in love. The end. Still fairly entertaining though.
The Swan House by Elizabeth Musser- So far, this is my favorite fiction that I’ve read this summer. LOVED IT. Would highly, highly recommend it. A little mystery, a little forbidden romance, a little tragedy, just a great book all around. The Dwelling Place is now on my list!
Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table, with Recipes by Shauna Niequist- Almost every Christian blogger I read has talked about this book. I have to say, I liked it, but at some points I thought she was trying a little too hard. However, I’m trying out one of her recipes tonight on Iz, so I’ll let you know how it turn out. Also, I need to go back and watch Bloom’s book club videos for it. I always love a good commentary.
Right now, I’m working on Big Fish and I’m hoping I can get at least two more read before the end of the month. We shall see! But for now, I’m just proud of myself for being well on my way to accomplishing a goal. I’m not the most Type-A, determined person out there, so this is giving me a little confidence boost.