so this post has taken me all morning to get rolling...
if you haven't seen already, my fave blogger, aka edie, is starting a book club.
click on the above image & it'll take you right on over.
we're taking " chronological approach"
"as a way of following the development of western civilization
and how one writer’s work builds on the writers before them"
we're going to begin with The Odyssey
(gosh i feel so fancy regardless of the fact that i copied & pasted her spoken word)
& friends. i must admit hanging out with edie will make you feel very intellectual.
while she's quite the hottie
she's also a brainiac
which is a tad intimidating
but being so down to earth
she loves friends like me who actually have to google "the odyssey"
just to make sure i'm using correct spelling.
so wherever you may land on that continum why don't you join us...
i also wanted to share a few books i read this summer & am currently reading
i am really enjoying the ESV Study Bible
english standard version
The Mirror Ball by Matt Redman
Billy Graham's Nearing Home
Nicholas Kristof "Half the Sky"
& for teenagers,
"the message// remix: solo"
"not a fan"--a great book which now also has a teen version
i love reading anything about them.
"i love you, ronnie", is a precious book with some of the love letters he sent nancy...
makes a sweet gift.
dan read "The Reagan Diaries" this summer.
many a night while we were in bed reading before turning out the lights
he would read a sweet portion from the diaries about how President Reagan always missed nancy when she was away. what a legacy of love & what a good man...
& my favorite read of the summer
was "Kisses from Katie"
read in 24 hours & is a life changer.
i highly recommend this for your teenage/college age girls.
Karen White's "the Memory of Water"
which i did enjoy
but i'll tell you is based around a few characters with bipolar which made it a little heavy
but i did enjoy how the story was written.
another favorite was "A Sweethaven Summer"
by my personal friend, courtney walsh.
a sweet, sweet story about friendships & healing hearts.
courtney has just released her latest work,
" A Sweethaven Homecoming"
& has offered a copy for one of you.
please leave me a comment & tell me your favorite book.
i'll post the winner monday!
Local New York Times best-selling author Courtney Walsh celebrates
friendship and forgiveness with the release of new Sweethaven book.
“The sequel to A Sweethaven Summer brings back well-remembered and well-loved
characters. This second book starts where the first one left off….With scrapbooking as the backdrop, readers who enjoy that craft will appreciate the addition to the storyline.”
The Sweethaven Circle—Jane, Lila, Adele, and Campbell—are together again in the latest novel, A Sweethaven Homecoming, from New York Times bestselling author and professional papercrafter Courtney Walsh. Readers will meet a new Sweethaven friend, country singer Meghan Rhodes, who has returned to her childhood home of Sweethaven. Walsh continues creating the genuine characters her readers love to know.
ps--we're having a big sale over at Noonday,
ya'll swing by