Tuesday, January 25, 2011

On my nightstand

I just love a good book recommendation.  So I thought I'd tell you what I'm reading right now and give a short review...

50 People Every Christian Should Know by Warren Wiersbe is a collection of short bios on people like Charles Spurgeon, AW Tozer, Fanny Crosby and Amy Carmichael.  I always tell myself I'm going to read these people's biographies so this is the Reader's Digest way to do it!  Very inspiring.

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah  This is the story of a 12 year old boy who gets swept up in the civil war in Sierra Leane.  I haven't started it yet but have a feeling it will be hard to read and that I won't be able to put it down.  (It's a young adult fiction book.)

Tea Time For The Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith  This is book #10 in this series set in Botswana about a female detective named Precious Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.  I love this series - the characters, the pace, the humor and the beautiful word pictures of another land.  HBO has filmed Season 1 of the tv series and you really should check it out - literally.  More on that in a minute.

Radical by David Platt.  I know that you've already read this a year ago but I am still trying to get past the first chapter.  I keep starting over. 
Must. Read. This. Book.

Readers Digest, February 2011.  My parents have given me a subscription for as long as I can remember.  I love it because you can pick it up and read one article or story and then come back to it another time without getting lost. And I almost always learn something new.

Did you notice the theme for this issue?

Is this not the theme of every issue of every magazine in the world right now? 

I got three of these books at the library.

SO love the library!  Do you? 

There are definitely some books I want to own but I love being able to go online, search for a book or movie I've heard about, have it sent to my local branch and get an email when it's in!  I am often jumping from a website or blog over to the library webpage to reserve a book.  Very fun!

It just occurred to me that lots of people write on their blogs about trips to foreign lands, home makeovers, personal triumphs... and I am sitting here in my reading glasses typing "Very fun!" about checking out books at the library.  Suddenly I feel incredibly dull.  Why are you still reading this?

What's on your nightstand right now? 

1 comment:

Renee said...

right now . . . "love life for every married couple", which andy and i SHOULD be reading but we've slacked off. and my book club book, and i can't even remember the name of it, lame i know! :)

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