You can tell a lot about a person by the books they read so I realize by writing this post I’m, once again, opening wide the blinds of my heart and letting you peek inside. But, some of these books are just too good not to share.
Reading is one of my favorite past times. When we moved overseas and I started full time language study, there was no longer time to sit and read just for the sake of reading. Other than my Bible the only thing I was reading looked something like this.
Just shoot me now, right? I know.
I recently decided to start making time to read again which not only makes me giddy happy but gives me an opportunity to tell you about a few of the books I’ve been reading lately.
My most recent finish was the book Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist. This was the first of Niequest’s books I had ever read but after reading just a few pages I hit up a quick google search to see what other beautiful thoughts have leaked from her mind and onto paper.
It could possibly be that this book married several of my favorite things; family, friendship, cooking, having people in our home and new recipes that made me love it so deeply or it could be the unique way she writes about hospitality and food. Either way, I could not get enough of this one. Go get it now, seriously.
I firmly believe that books speak to you differently depending on the season of life or the current journey you are on. We are busy. Our family is busy. And if you’ve known us for very long you know that our constant business is not always a good thing and something I have to fight against daily. I could be the only one that struggles to find a healthy balance between doing nothing and doing it all but if you find yourself in the same predicament, Crazy Busy is the book for you.
The book is certainly not profound. However, it is a quick, easy read (because aren’t we all crazy busy?) with biblical insight and practical applications that causes you to look at the heart issues behind our business.
I’m not sure why but I rarely read just for the sake of entertainment. Usually, when I pick up any type of reading material, it’s to encourage me in my spiritual disciplines or to teach me something new. I read to get something out of it. So, when a friend recommended Far Outside the Ordinary just because it was a great story, I scoffed at her lunacy and then I could not put the book down.
I was still nursing Brax when I devoured this book so I had lots of time to sit and close the door with the excuse that I needed to feed the baby. An hour later, I would emerge from my reading coma to resume my responsibilities as a mom. I digress. I finished this book in a weekend and may or may not periodically check her blog to see when the sequel will be released. It turns out this “reading for entertainment” thing is pretty enjoyable after all.
My favorite books to read are the ones that people recommend or take the time to blog, tweet or post about. Because if you take the time to tell someone else about it, it must be good. So what books do you love the most? My kindle is waiting.