Thursday, October 18, 2007

My Reading List

I love to read. When I was younger I would stay up till mid-night reading under the covers! I will admit that I read trash when I was a kid and I can see how it has affected the way I act and even speak. Thankfully, the Lord has shown me and given me a desire to read "the good stuff" now! I love good books! Here are a few that are on my reading list for the next months/year!

"So Much More"

I have read this book twice now and each time I read it I come away encouraged and challenged in my life. It's been at least a year since I last read it and I'm having difficulty in remembering what all was said and addressed in it, so I'm putting it back on the "to read" stack! The authors address the feministic impact on our society and how we a Christian daughters can help overcome that influence. They also talk about how daughters can be a blessing, help, and encouragement to their fathers along with the impact you can have on your siblings. I highly recommend this book!

"In My Father's House"

I've been trying to read this book for several months now and even though it's a good book, I find it hard to keep my attention focused on it. I'm not sure why. Maybe I should set it aside for a time and pick it up later. Anyway, this book seems to be a compilation of writings from many many years ago with the authoresses using those as a starting point for each subject that is covered. There are four sections with several chapters in each section: #1 The Daughter at Home, #2 A Course of Study, #3 The Inner Life, and #4 What Next? It's been interesting to see the advice that was given in "the olden days" and then see that it still applies today.

"Noble Girlhood"

I was given this book in order to do a review on it, and sadly after reading the first several chapters, I became busy and haven't picked it up in over a month. What I have read was a delight!! My first thought was, "oh.... I wish I had had this book when I was 12 or 13!!!" It is written to girls who are 10 and up and is very practical. The book is about "Becoming and Daughter of Victory and Virtue" and actually shows you how to "overcome sin" from a Biblical perspective. The Application at the end of each chapter helps you to understand further and apply what you have learned to your life! This book is one I will be keeping for my future daughters!

"Teaching the Trivium"

Momma had talked about getting this book but never really decided to buy it. I found a place that had it on sale AND offered an extra ten percent coupon, so I bought it! The book is about "Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style"- a quote from the back of the book says~ "Long ago, students were first taught how to learn. Today. students are taught an encyclopedia of subjects-trivia- but they are not taught the basic skills of learning: to discover, to reason, and to apply. They are not taught the Trivium." The book is a little over six hundred pages long and is full of information. I plan on reading it ..... someday, but for now Momma and I will enjoy perusing it, and reading snippets from it. I bought it for future use.

"To Have and To Hold"

I read this book a year ago and I LOVED it!! Mom and Sayre read it for school and Sayre couldn't put it down! He would read far ahead of where Mom had left off, and actually finished the book before she did!! Alas, even though I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, I have forgotten the story line (I'm blaming all the information, responsibilities, and busyness that have suddenly occurred since I read the book, for my memory loss in so many areas). So, I'm going to read it again this fall!! Set in colonial Jamestown it's chock full of intrigue, adventure, Indians, and God's providence in colonial Jamestown!!! You MUST read this!!!

Now, if I can only get my mind off of the two hundred or so fiction books that are in my closet...... That's a story that I'll tell when and if I ever get my "extra" closet back!! Yes, I really do have that many books in there and most all of the have printing dates before nineteen-forty-five on their front pieces!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Honey, I really think it would be to your advantage to read one book at a time! Mama