Friday, August 24, 2007

A Book Meme


I found this fun meme on somebodies blog the other day. Doesn't that sound terrible? I feel SO BAD because I cannot remember where! I always want to give credit where credit is due. But I simply cannot remember. It must have something to do with the fact that I am old. Or that I am tired. Or maybe both. Anyway, if you recognize this meme, please, please, please let me know and I will give you recognition. And a million apologies.

What are you reading right now?
The Kite Runner - hasn't been quite what I thought it was going to be, but it is holding my attention. I hardly ever read non-Christian books (I don't like the hopless feeling I always have after reading them) but I had heard so much about this one and I am really interested in reading about other cultures. It has excellent writing, and a good storyline. It does have a very harsh event in it - not for the squeamish. Maybe I'll give a review when I finish it.

Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that?
Well, I literally have a 3 foot stack of books beside my bed - hopefully one of those. But you never know, I might find something else I have to read first! I have a real bad habit of picking up books whenever I go to Walmart, or the mall, or the grocery store for Pete's sakes!

What magazines do you have in your bathroom right now?
Yorkshire Terrier, Holiness Today, and Western Horseman. Now that's an interesting assortment, dont'cha think!

What’s the worst thing you were ever forced to read?
I wasn't forced, but I did try to read a Louie Lamour book because my husband loves them. I really didn't like it and I never did finish it.

What’s the one book you always recommend to just about everyone?
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers - absolutely the best book ever written!

Is there a book you absolutely love, but for some reason, people never think it sounds interesting, or maybe they read it and don’t like it at all?
I am always trying to get my husband to read my books. I just know he will like them - but he is not much for fiction and plus if I tell him about the book then he really has no desire to read it because he thinks he already knows all about it.

Do you read books while you eat? While you bathe? While you watch movies or TV? While you listen to music? While you’re on the computer? While you’re driving?
I do like to read while I eat, during a bath (except I love hot water and I usually overheat), while my husband watches tv, not during music or the computer and gasp, I have been guilty of reading while driving -but that hasn't happened hardly ever. Once I memorized 2 Timothy chapter one while driving home from work.

When you were little, did other children tease you about your reading habits?
I was teased ALL. THE. TIME. I LOVED to read and my brother and cousins could not understand it. They tormented me. I didn't care. I'll bet it's why I'm smarter than them today LOL!!

What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn't’t put it down?
I'm not very good at staying up past my bedtime, even to read. But I did stay up to read Rejoice by Karen Kingsbury. It has a very sad part in the book and I knew it was coming. I knew I was going to need some private time to cry - so my family wouldn't make fun of me!

If this sounds like fun to you, please do it on your blog and let me know so I can check it out!


Becky said...

Rejoice was a wonderful book as are all in that series. I am about to start Summer,the newest one, soon. And Redeeming love! Oh. My. Goodness. Such a good choice.

Great meme, Robin.

Corrie said...

I have been wanting to read Redeeming Love for so long now. I'll have to see if the library has it in. I'm a reader too!

gail@more than a song said...

Fun, this one has been popping up a lot lately! I love all of Karen Kingsbury's books, need to get caught up on the latest ones though.

pei girl said...

the other day at the Maritime Christian book store I came across Redemption and it seemed to ring a bell, I remembered it from Becky's blog so that is what my fall reading is going to be.have an awesome day Robin (hugs from the Island:0)

melissa @ the inspired room said...

I agree on Redeeming Love being one of the best ever. Couldn't put it down!

I was just doing some little blog visits, meeting new people and I am so glad I ended up here. My husband has been in ministry in one form or another our whole married life, from music, pastoring to event coordinating. Glad to find another ministry wife!

I've enjoyed looking through your blog, thanks for sharing!