Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Top 10 Books I’d play Hooky with

I came across this fun weekly meme and thought it would be a fun list to share. Since I’m a homeschool Mom of 2 boys I don’t really get a chance to play “hooky” but I can still think of a pretty good list of books I want to read or re-read in some cases.
1. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran  This is a re-read but it is such a beautiful book that I could read it over and over again. I actually used it for a paper in college (I think we had to copy the style of a book or voice of an author, or something like that.)
2. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. This is a re-read too and a fun little book about a boy who is bored and doesn’t want to do anything about it.
3.Bound By the Heart by Marhsa Canhum
4. Clara’s Kitchen by Clara Cannucciari. This is an amazing little book of stories and recipes from the Great Depression; really makes you take an honest look at how we live today and realize it isn’t as bad as we would like to think.
5. Runaway Choices by Eisly Jacobs. I bought this Christian Fiction on Amazon a while ago and have been wanted to read it ever since. I love Christian Fiction and this one came with all5 star ratings.  I am told it is adventure and intriqued combined with Christian themes
6. Child of the Mist by Kathleen Morgan. This is another Amazon find that I just haven’t gotten around to reading.  I love Scottish historical fiction especially 1500-1700 era.  This one stuck out for me as mystery, romance, and historical value. It comes with mixed reviews on Amazon but sometimes that is ok.
7. Valeria’s Cross by  Kathi Macias (actually a collaboration). Early Christian Fiction set during the period before the fall of Rome.
8. Prose Works by Mary Baker Eddy As a student of Christian Science this is one of many books full of wisdom and insight.
9. Holiness Day by Day: Transformational Thoughts  by Gerald Bridges  a weekly devotional with daily passages, it is one I keep meaning to add to my mornings but just haven’t gotten around to it.
10.Love Amid the Ashes by Mesu Andrews is another Christian Fiction set during the early Old Testament surrounding Dinah and forgiveness. I’ve actually started this book but haven’t been able to get back to it.

An eclectic collection of books to be read, but that is how I roll.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Puzzle pieces

when I write here it may seem random , honestly mostly it is.. I see this as my notebook, a spot to share thoughts that come to mind.  Some of my posts may seem more like post it notes and honestly sometimes it is easier to type out my thoughts than it is to find a post it note or notebook paper; and to be totally honest I wrote a opening chapter for a future project in a spiral notebook and then managed to lose the stupid notebook before I got it transferred to a blog or even a disk, so it really is easier to collect my ideas as blog posts.

Someday I plan on taking all these random thoughts and printing them out and piecing together the pieces of the puzzle that will be my future novel or story collection.

I hope you enjoy the randomness on my blogs and can catch a glimpse what goes on in my mind.