Monday, March 23, 2009
So, I have a new little do-hickey on my blog. It's called Shelfari. Kind of cool. You can put in books you have read and recommend on this little book shelf. Neat. Moments of Grace, the book with the flower on it, is actually a book that I am in. It is a book with several authors with stories about Grace. God's grace coming into their lives. I was blessed to be a part of it. My story is about Cooper and my battle with my demons in coming to peace with his diagnosis. The second book, Saturdays with Stella is a great book written by a friend of mine, Allison Pittman. If you have ever felt uncomfortable in God's family and wonder how and when to fit in, get this book, you will finally get it. Both are available at Amazon.
The do-hickey brought up my love of books. I love to read, it has always been an escape for me. And a blessing and a breakthrough. I read just about everything. Or have at some point. I do love a smutty book. Not a nasty book, just smutty. Someone like Nora Roberts, although her latest stuff has been too weird for me to read. I do love her trilogies that are love stories. Her last two trilogies have been about vampires and murder, yuck. Her older stuff is love stories set in Ireland or about Scottish families and I love them. Read them over and over. She tells a great story. I love Christian fiction too, Frank Perretti has written some amazing books. Look up my pal Allison Pittman on that note too. I am not really into science fiction, although my mother devours it. I like a good mystery, but it is not my favorite genre. I guess I am all over the place on what I like to read. I do love Rob Bell's books, look him up if you get the chance. Scott and I are currently doing the Love Dare, that is amazing. I also have an obsession with Cookbooks. Seriously, I should not buy anymore, but I cannot stop. I usually use at least one recipe from every cookbook I have bought. Or I want to try one out in the future.
I read my bible every day. I know that gives me my purpose and keeps me level when I want to go off on a tangent. That was a tough one to get into, especially for me. I grew up Catholic, as a rule, we don't really read the bible. My sister gave me The Way, which is a Catholic living bible, when I was 21 and running wild. What I loved about it was that I could read it. It made sense to me. I have gone through many bibles. Sounds weird, but true. I currently read the Women of Faith Study Bible NIV. It is easy to read too. I write in my bible (I used to think that was blasphemous). When I write something in my bible, I date it. It's amazing to look back at something that hit me in my heart and remember what I was going through and why I needed that verse. I am constantly humbled by the grace that God gives to me in my darkest times.
So what is on your book shelf? What is on your night stand? Do you like to read or is it a chore? Let me know.
God bless you and yours.