Friday, April 15, 2011

Bedside Book Shelf

Since I have this insatiable love of reading, I decided to link up with Kelly's Korner for her "Show Us Your Life"-books you're currently reading.

I read DAILY.  Reading is part of my nightly getting-to-sleep routine.  It is a MUST!  I currently have about 8-10 books just waiting to be read.  Our public library in my small town is AMAZING...especially for a town this size.  I visit it just about weekly and always pick up more books before I even bring back what I checked out the week before.  I also borrow books from Ashley, since she is an avid reader too and goes to buy books as they come off the press.
I just finished reading "Angel Sister" by Ann H. Gabhart.  I actually bought this one myself, based solely on the cover.  It just looked like a good book and I have to say that it was!
I checked this one out last week.  Again...the cover is what drew me to the book in the first place.  After reading the synopsis, I do think it will be a good one.  It is a true story about a "special child" and all the obstacles he overcame in his life.

I are really into "Amish" books.  I have read just about everything that Beverly Lewis has written, so now, I'm on to other authors that write about the Amish lifestyle.  Judith Miller is the author of this one.  I've read several of her other books and she is becoming a favorite!  "Somewhere to Belong" is the first in her "Daughters of Amana" series.  I've read so many "Amish" books that I'm beginning to pick up on the language a bit! I like to throw a word out here in there in conversation with Ashley or my mom...they also read these same books.

After I get through these few library books, this next one is at the top of my list!
I finally got my hand on this one last weekend when I went to visit my kids.  Ashley had bought it for me a while back and kept it with her because she was going to go to Pioneer Woman's book signing in Oklahoma City.  She didn't get to go because of the ice/snow storm at the time.  We both were REALLY looking forward to meeting PW!  I'm so excited now to get to read her story!

Ashley loaned me this one last weekend.  She highly recommended it so I'm eager to read it soon too!  A segment of the synopsis says:  A powerful retelling of the book of Hosea, Redeeming Love is a life-changing story of God's unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love.  Sounds pretty good!

Karen Kingsbury is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE author!  I love, love, love her!  I thought I had read everything she's ever written but Ashley gave me a few more from her library that she says I haven't read yet.

Karen is going to be in OKC this weekend and Ashley is going to her book signing for her latest book Leaving! I'm soooo jealous!
If you're not familiar with these books or authors, I HIGHLY recommend you checking them out!


  1. I'm going to have to check out The Pioneer Woman sometime! I keep hearing about it!

  2. Found your blog through Kellyskorner! Am now following! The books look great! Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

  3. Love your book list! :) So similar to my likes! :) I became a follower of your blog! Erin