Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Final Spring Reading Thing 2007 post

What was the best book you read this spring?
Actually there were two. The first was Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron. It was a different type of book than what I usually read and it really made me think. It made me think about what I believe and why I believe it. I found Mr. Cron to be a very discriptive writer and I felt as though I spent a few days touring Italy! The second book I enjoyed most wasn't on my list but I saw it on a lot of other lists - Uncharted by Angela Hunt. Wow! I almost stopped reading it several times because it didn't seem "christian" to me. I'm so glad I stayed with it. It had an absolutely mind-blowing ending. You won't hear me spoil it for those who haven't read it yet! Everyone should.
What book could you have done without?
White Chocolate Moments by Lori Wick. Very disappointing.
Did you try out a new author this spring? If so, which one, and will you be reading that author again?
Definitely will be reading more of Angela Hunt
If there were books you didn't finish, tell us why. Did you run out of time? Realize those books weren't worth it?
I ran out of time because I kept adding/reading books that were not on my list! I can't turn a good book down. I do intend to finish reading my entire list.
Did you come across a book or two on other participants' lists that you're planning to add to your own to-be-read pile? Which ones?
Girl on a Swing and Peace Like a River are on the top of my pile.
What did you learn -- about anything -- through this challenge? Maybe you learned something about yourself or your reading style, maybe you learned not to pick so many nonfiction books for a challenge, maybe you learned something from a book you read. Whatever it is, share!
I learned that I really need to make myself read more non-fiction. I don't think fiction is bad at all but I do think you need a healthy balance.
What was the best part of the Spring Reading Thing?
The prizes - I won two books!!!
Would you be interested in participating in another reading challenge this fall?
I will absolutely be a part of the fall challenge!
Any other thoughts, impressions, or comments.
Just a big thank you to Katrina for doing such a fabulous job on this challenge!


Mrs. H said...

I had the same experience w/ Angela Hunt's Uncharted. I'm glad I stuck w/ it too and although I don't totally agree theologically, it was an interesting "make me go hmm" read.

Bebemiqui said...

I think Angela Hunt is the most brilliant female Christian author I've encountered. She has so much depth to her storytelling...I feel like many authors miss that!

Katrina said...

I'd like to read Uncharted and The Elevator by Angela Hunt -- I need to add them to my list! So glad you enjoyed the Spring Reading Thing (and the prizes, of course!). Looking forward to seeing you for the fall challenge!

Nise' said...

How awesome that you won two books! Many have read Peace Like A River, I am going to add that to my TBR list as well as your recommendation of Uncharted.

Susanne said...

I was blown away by Uncharted also. It made me think for days.

I have a hard time plugging away through non-fiction books. Sometimes a very well written fiction book speaks more to me than a teaching book. I did get through almost 3 in this challenge which really surprised me.

Congrats on winning two books. How fun!