Monday, May 28, 2012

It's Monday - What Are You Reading?

I had forgotten all about this, so today's post is another shameless steal from my friend Bookbelle.

I am in the middle of several books right now, from read-alouds with the boys (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire with the bigs, The Mouse and the Motorcycle with the littles) and ongoing Bible reading and study, to my ever-present "one for fun, one for edification" books.

One for fun, first - Savanna,by Janice Holt Giles.  What can I say?  If you love stories of the pioneers and American historical fiction, you will love Janice.  Lots of historical detail, great characters who seem to truly come alive.  I have read several over the last couple months.  Savanna takes place in the edge of Indian territory in 1829.  I hesitate to call these books a series, because they are all stand-alone, and I (gasp) haven't read them in order (though I am trying).  The main characters are all descendants of some of the earliest settlers in Kentucky, during the time of the American Revolution. It makes it more interesting to know who their grandparents are, but it is not necessary for the stories.  I suggest starting with Hannah Fowler.

I am also reading Spiritual Disciplines Within The Church: Participating Fully in the Body of Christ by Donald S. Whitney. I picked this up at our church's Grace Camp Meeting in April.  So far it is interesting.

Can I admit that I am allowing a lot of my "reading time" to get sucked up by Words With Friends on my phone?  Now that I am off Facebook  (over 5 months already!) I need some addiction.  If you want to play Words, shoot me a message with your username!

Probably not much reading today - a couple projects, then we are heading to a Memorial Day party that most of our church is attending - looking forward to bbq and volleyball in the hot summer sun.

Okay, looking forward to sitting in the shade in my chair, sippin' a Diet Coke.  Whatever!


  1. Thanks for sharing! I still remember requesting all of the Janice Holt Giles from our statewide library loan program all at the same time. I had a stack from floor to bed and I just kept grabbing the next title from the stack. Don't you sort of live close to Kentucky? I bet she has a museum or something to visit.

  2. You mean, like a LIW Little House somewhere?? Tempted to research.

    We are within a days' drive of most of the places in her books, Kentucky, western Arkansas and eastern Texas. Eastern Kentucky is a long days' drive, though.


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