Monday, April 9, 2007

Spring Reading Thing 2007

One of my favorite things to do is read, so when I found this Spring Reading Thing 2007 reading contest, I couldn't wait to compile my list of books that I intend to read this spring. Here is my list:

Non-fiction
Melt Down - Patrick J. Michaels
I want to read this book to help me understand the whole global warming argument. I have read some on the other point of view too. I know what I think, but I want to learn more to substantiate what I already feel.

Second Calling - Dale Hanson Bourke
I love, love, love this author. She wrote some incredible devotional thought books on child rearing and when I was a young mom I really connected with her. This book is focusing on how empty-nest moms can have purpose with the next part of their lives.

Stronger Than You Think - Kim Eckert
I don't know anything about this author but the subtitle of the book is Becoming Whole Without Having to be Perfect. That yelled at me!

The Trouble With Islam Today - Irshad Manji
I heard this lady interviewed on tv and she impressed me so much I ordered her book. She talks about how mainstream Islamists do not agree with radical Islam and she says that the mainstream Islamists are the only ones who can stop the radical movement in regard to terrorism and treatment of women. I look forward to reading this one.

Fiction

Chasing Francis - Ian Morgan Cron
This is the story of a pastor with burn-out. He comes close to losing his faith until he takes a pilgrimage to Italy following the ministry of St. Francis of Assisi.

White Chocolate Moments - Lori Wick

Beach House - Sally John

Quaker Summer - Lisa Samson

Freefall- Kristen Heitzmann

Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Rolling - Neta Jackson
I love this series and this author!

Now, when I am going to get these books read is another topic!

13 comments:

Anna S said...

I love reading too! Wish I had more time for it. I do try to read at least one book every month, though.

Becky said...

I added most of these to my reading list too, Robin. I LOVE a very long list of books so I am never without inspiration. And hey, sometime I might even have the TIME to read them. I do better in the summer. Let us know, as you read them, what you thought.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I didn't see any of your favorite Lamour books on your list:)You have a great mind!CR

Toni said...

Since I have had no time to read lately with school and all, I have started listening to books on cds when in the car. They are free from the library, and I usually go through 2 a week. I wish I could just curl up with a good book for an entire afternoon!

Heather said...

Oh, this looks like a great list. I see some titles that may need to be added to mine - I just love Lori Wick! Have fun reading!

Deena said...

You've got some great titles on that list:-)

Are you going to bless us with reviews??

Corrie said...

Hope you'll let us know if there are any we must read. They all sound great!

Becky said...

Hey Robin! I know that my dishcloths are a lot easier to knit than dog sweaters :) Let me know and I will try to send some links for the patterns.

And the slide show ... EASY! Really ... give it a try.

Becky said...

Robin, I'll work on that and probably just post them. I had others ask besides you, so that would be easiest. Give me a couple of days :)

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

Hi, thanks for visiting me. You're right we do seem to have a lot in common, perhaps we were seperated at birth! LOL
Your book list looks great, I've been steadily working my way through my list, adding more too it as I go.

Becky said...

Robin,

Since you're planning on reading Lori Wick's White Chocolate Moments it sounds like you'd be up for Chocolate Beach by Julie Carobini. LOL Seriously, a very fun read. Not a romance. More Mom-lit.

Rebecca LuElla Miller

Katrina said...

Looks like a great list, Robin. I loved Quaker Summer. Thanks for joining the Spring Reading Thing!

Beach Girl said...

Hi~Greetings from Yahweh's Retreat on Hatteras Island, NC!

We have about 3,000 (yes, 3,000!) books in our library room. My motto is "So many books, so little time.

I found your blog while exploring connecting trails and paths through Blogland and am looking forward to returning.

I also wanted to invite you to stop by my blog: http://yahwehsretreat.blogspot.com/

Vanessa
"Beach Girl"