Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What I'm Reading

It is that time of week - time for me to share what I'm reading.  For those of you coming from the comment challenge - this is a weekly post (for the most part) that I do in order to share very simple book reviews on the books I'm reading. 

Books I finished this week:

Both books above are from the Elm Creek Quilters series.  The top book takes you back to Elm Creek Manor and the lives of each of the Quilters from Elm Creek - the original founders of the Quilt camp and the new comers.  I really like reading about each of the lives of the women and how they entwine with each other.  It was interesting to see how some friendships evolved and to see some things resolved.  The second book is more a story about the history behind the original family so it takes you back to the times of slavery.  It kept me riveted, honestly.  I didn't want to put it down as I wanted to find out what happened to those in the story.  I would highly recommend this series if you are looking for something interesting yet easy to read.

Books I'm reading right now:
I just started this book on Tuesday . . .. I love Liz Curtis Higgs so, until I get further into it, I'm not going to comment (honestly, I'm not sold on it yet . . . )

The above three books I'm just starting as I write this post.  Two are fiction and one is a non-fiction book dealing with teaching your children faith.  Yes, I really do read 3 or 4 or 5 books at a time.  I read them at different times - I enjoy the "easy" fiction books while relaxing on a rainy day or when we are eating lunch (a 10 month old, 18 month old and 2 1/2 year old don't offer much conversation yet ha!).  I tend to read the deeper books . .ummm .. in the bathroom!!  It isn't what you think . . it is the only room in the house where I can get peace and quiet . . .so when the hubby gets home and I disappear for a bit, he knows where I am . . I've thought about moving an old wing back chair we have stored in our basement into the bathroom.  You can stop laughing, I'm serious!!! 

My devotional books:

 No change, no updates because I'm still in summer mode.  The only thing I'm reading for devotions is my Bible (which is Good!!) because I'm trying to catch up on my Through the Year Bible Reading so I can finish strong at the end in September. 

One other update, I guess, I meant to have my 3rd quarter books ready to post on July 1st and plain old forgot!!!  I was working on a list but hadn't finalized it . . .than it got busy and hot and I didn't have time to look at it again.  I plan on finalizing my reading goal for the next three months this week and I'll what makes the list! 

Let me know if you are reading anything good - I'm always looking for something new to add to my list!!!

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm loving . . . the comment challenge taking place over at Jenna's Journey.  I've found several blogs to add to my blog roll and have enjoyed the fantastic comments I've received too!  There is nothing better than getting comments on your blog.  (And Welcome to all of those reading this from that challenge!)

I'm loving . . . .that we had a great 4 day weekend.  Such a sweet blessing in our very busy life!

I'm loving . . .  that my willow tree (Willamina) is now large enough that it blocks the view from the road.  When we planted her, we didn't think she would even survive.  I love Willow Trees!!  I hope to have two in my future back yard (some day . . .) that I can hang a hammock between!!

I'm loving . . . all the grilling we have been doing.  Lots of Hamburgers, Brats, Chicken and Pork Chops.  We are die hard Charcoal Grill people so we only grill while the weather is warm . . .cold weather is hard on charcoal grills!

I'm loving . . . that my kids LOVE Slurpee's.  They go their first Slurpee last night - Nate would not put his down and Josh figured out how to drink it without holding the cup.  (He didn't like the condensation on the cup!)

I'm loving . . .that our AC in our bedroom works perfectly.  Nothing better than sleeping in a fridge :-) hehehehe 

I'm loving . . .. The Next Food Network Star.  I don't watch as much of the Food Network as I used too but I still love this show and seeing the competition. 

So, that's what I'm loving this week, what about you?