Monday, 1 October 2012

I'm sorry blog readers! I lied...

So, I was just reading back through my previous posts and I realized I said I would post about my book/to-read list...and then I forgot all about it :( I'm sorry!

Well, I just finished another book today so it is a PERFECT time to talk about what's in the gigantic stack of books on my bedside table...

Okay, maybe it's not as impressive as I made it sound. But my Kindle kinda takes away from the looming-ness but trust me, there are a lot of books on there :)

First, I'll start off with a book that's not there because I just finished it and thus have taken it off the pile/it's still in my backpack from reading it on the bus today.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I mean, it's a classic and I had never actually read it before so when I read in an article somewhere that it was the "greatest love story of all time," I knew I had to read it! And it was, amazingly, at the library! Review: It's kinda hard to get into because of the different language of the time but once you kinda figure out what means what (and read all the footnotes for the things you don't understand) it gets easier. And once the plot starts really heating up, I couldn't put it down. I read it on my bus rides and during breaks at school! Now, I want to watch the movie with a fresh understanding of the REAL storyline! I already requested it from the library :)

And the Band Played On... by Christopher Ward
I got this book from my in-laws for my birthday because they know I LOVE the Titanic and anything about it. It's really interesting but a little depressing too...I am a couple chapters in and will probably start this again now that I'm done with Pride and Prejudice.

Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis
One of my care package books from my Mom. Haven't started it yet but will let you know!

one in a million (bible study) by Priscilla Shirer
The women at my church are doing this bible study so my Mom sent me a copy so I could work along with them! I'm so excited because I loved the last bible study we did and I've heard good things about Priscilla Shirer (mostly from my BFF Beth Moore :) 

PART two

Okay, now we're on to my Kindle books! You will just have to trust me that they're there. 

Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
I saw this book listed on several must-read lists so I had Ben download it for me. I haven't started it yet but hope to soon!

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
Okay, this book...
This is the fourth book in the Outlander series: a series of 7 (so far) ridiculously long books. My sister-in-love recommended them to me and they started out really great and I sped through the first two in a matter of weeks. They started to slow down and now I am in the middle of an all-out standstill with regards to plot. Cassidy told me I just had to get through the fourth one and the rest were great but I just can't seem to do it. I occasionally go back to this book and read a couple chapters in between other books but I can never seem to get back into it. I may try again and see how it goes because I really just want to finish on principle. Just for timeline's sake, I started the first book in the series Thanksgiving last year, read the first two by Christmas, third one took a little longer (maybe a month), and this last one since months?? I'll have to let you know how it ends up.
Some others are (none of which I have started yet):

The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly (next book club read)
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner (he he)
Searching for Mary Poppins by Susan Davis (nannying book...interesting to me :)
Good Christian Bitches by Kim Gatlin
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (I really loved Water for Elephants so I'm hoping this one is similar to that :)

Maybe one day I will do a post about my most favorite books/ promises though! Okay, the length of this post about books officially makes me a dork. 



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Try An Invisible Thread. It will tug at your teacher heartstrings, but good ending. Miss and love you guys. Hug Ben for me and then tell him to hug you for me!

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