Monday, April 25, 2011

Yet Again - I Have Some Catching Up To Do

Hello all! I hope you had a wonderful, beautiful, blessed, amazing Easter weekend. Mine was awesome, but crazy busy. Thus... the lack of posts about books. So, here is yet another catch-up post.

Also, I'm VERY disappointed in all of you for not voting on my poll. You have one more day! >:-(

Day 22- Favorite Book You Own

I've decided to that since I have so many books that I own that I love, I would never be able to choose one. Also, many of them I have already featured and I want to give other books a chance. Therefore, this one is being adjusted to:

Favorite Books I've Bought Recently

These would be Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.

Both books I was wary of, because they had become movies and were best sellers. That meant either they were simply people pleasers, or were REALLY good.

These books are wonderful. The characters are so real and wonderful. I love the plots of both (Pillars of the Earth you could argue has several plots!) and I learned a lot from both. Beautiful!

Day 23- A Book You Wanted To Read For A Long Time But Still Haven't

Emma by Jane Austin

I've seen the movie with Gweneth Paltrow, and one of my all time favorite movies is Clueless (which is based off of/inspired by Emma). I love Jane Austin, so I don't really have a good reason for not reading it yet. But it's in my pile of books to read.

Day 24- A Book You Wish More People Had Read

The Next Christians by Gabe Lyons

I guess it's more of a book I want EVERYONE to read, because it's still somewhat new. This book is AMAZING. Whether you are Christian or not, this is a must read.

If you are a Christian, there are a few reactions you may have. 1) Shock and disbelief. Nope... this guy is wrong. Sorry. I'm just going to close my eyes and hide in the sand because I don't like this. 2) Wow... I guess Christian America really is over. 3) YAY! I'm not the only one like this. I'm so glad Christian America is over!

If you are not a Christian... the reaction I hope you have from this book is:

So wait... they aren't all going to be jerks now? Hallelujah!

It's such a great book - go read it!

Day 25- A Character Who You Can Relate To The Most

I have mentioned this character before, but I want to talk about her again. Christy Miller.

When I read Summer Promise when I was 13... I knew Christy and I were kindred spirits. I felt the way she did about friends, boys, God, almost everything. There were times in high school when I read her books and she said or thought something that I had as well! As I got older I started to relate to her friend Katie Weldon more, however. We were both loud, boisterous, outgoing, social, had a heart for missionaries, and had a tendency to put too much on our plate at one time while never being able to keep a healthy relationship with a guy.

So again... thank you Robin Jones Gunn for giving me Christy and her friends!


  1. only five days longer huh?? I want to read Water for elephants when I'm done with Sense and Sensibility. I loved the movie and was shocked that I loved it so much. The characters were just so darn built up. They each stood alone on their own perfectly and together the cast just really gave a spectacular performance. Reese Witherspoon refuses to age like the normal human being she isn't. Love it! Can't wait to read the book. I didn't care for the movie EMMA and didn't get to finish it but I would definitely give the book a try... Austen has a great way of writing. And perhaps I shall give the movie a try again. I was pretty sleepy when I tried to watch it.

    THanks for sharing!!


  2. Water for Elephants sound so interesting but every time I think about it, i think of rob patterson and um reese they're mismatch couple! They should have picked Matt Damon or someone younger for Rob! And Clueless is the most amazing movie on earth!


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