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.
I 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?