Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring Reading Thing 2010

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When I first sat down to look at the books that I wanted to read this spring, I didn’t think I had too many to read.

Then I realized that I have a HUGE ol’ pile of books sitting on my dresser. Definitely enough to keep me busy for quite some time.

This week I’ll be finishing up my biggest book reading endeavor ~ reading through the Bible in 90 Days. I am on schedule to finish up on March 29th. I am working on a plan to read through the Bible again, but this time I would like read it at a little slower pace ~ and chronologically {that’s why I have one of the books on my list below}.

Here is the pile of books that I am definitely focusing on over the next little bit, listed in order how I’m planning to read them. I will be writing reviews on quite a few of these and also hosting some giveaways on Saturdays. Here are the books {so far} in my pile.

Fiction

~ Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs ~ a retelling of the story of Ruth and Naomi set in the late 1700’s in Scotland

~ Beguiled ~ Deanne Gist & J. Mark Bertrand

~ Menu for Romance  by Kaye Dacus ~ I’ve read the other two books in the Brides of Bonneterre series and really enjoyed them

~ Not a Sparrow Falls ~ Linda Nichols

~ Hunter’s Moon ~ Don Hoesel

~ Michal by Jill Eileen Smith ~ a story written from the perspective of Michal, King David’s first wife

~ Ransome’s Crossing by Kaye Dacus ~ this book is scheduled to release June 1st and I’ve already added it to my Amazon cart in anticipation of reading it! If you love Jane Austen books, be sure to check out The Ransome Trilogy by Kaye!

~ Eighth Shepherd / Ninth Witness / Tenth Stone by Bodie and Brock Thoene ~ all are a part in the A.D. Chronicles series

Non-Fiction

~ Chronological Guide to the Bible ~ Thomas Nelson

~ The Heart of Anger by Lou Priolo ~Bible study time with a friend is back on soon.

~ The Bible ~ hopefully 1/3 of the way through it again by the end of the this reading challenge!

Spring Reading Thing 2010 is hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days and runs from March 20th til June 20th. If you are interested in joining up, or learning more, be sure to stop by and visit!

 

15 comments:

  1. I think it's awesome that you're on track to read the Bible in 90 days. I'm reading through it this year, but a year is much different than 90 days! Your list looks great. Hunter's Moon is on my want-to-read list, though it didn't officially make it onto my SRT list. And Beguiled looks intriguing -- interesting mix of authors.

    Thanks for being part of the challenge, Jolanthe! Enjoy your reading!

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  2. This is a great list! I am definitely going to check out Kaye's books.

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  3. Jolanthe,

    I need to begin and really study my Bible this year. Besides just reading it, like you I want to study it, lay out maps and see where it all took place, identify the people and see where their lives lead them as we continue to read.

    Like you, I have many, many books to get through, my personal choice, the hardest sometimes is which to pick up first.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  4. Jolanthe,

    I'm not sure how you do it in between homeschooling and all of the projects you share w/us on your other blog, but more power to you (especially since my children benefit from your appreciated efforts).

    I didn't add it to my list, but I too want to read through the Bible, in full w/no overview, etc. I have been caught too many times where people have asked me if I remember a story in the Bible and I haven't got a clue. I'm tired or looking puzzled or just nodding.

    Hunter’s Moon sounds like a book that might interest me. One can never get enough of a good family drama; especially when it isn’t in their own.

    Have fun reading.

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  5. Here burns my candle is on alot of people's lists this time. Great job on reading the bible in 90 days! Have a great spring reading season!

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  6. Hey ~
    I just found your blog on the attendees for the Relevant Conf. this year. I really like your blog so far, and I'm bookmarking it to explore more later! =) Keep up the good work w/ reading your Bible in 90 days. Isn't it amazing how you can always find something new no matter how many times you read it!! Hope to see you in the fall!!
    Rachel

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  7. Ooh, the Ransome Triology looks very interesting. I've got several of the same books on my list. Have fun with your reading.

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  8. Wow, through the bible in 90 days. That is awesome. I'm on a one year chronological plan and that is tough when I hit books like Leviticus. I think I'd like to add Linda Nichols book to my list. It looks interesting.

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  9. Hey Jo, looks like a great list! Can't wait to see some of your reviews :-)

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  10. This is a very ambitious list-- good luck and happy reading to you!!

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  11. Awesome that you finishing reading through the Bible. You have a great line-up of books this month. I see quite a few I want to read!

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  12. I have The chronological Guide to the Bible and have started using it in my devostion for the info. I hope to use the reading guide next year. Good luck on the Challenge

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  13. Hey Jo, looks like a great list! Can't wait to see some of your reviews :-)

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  14. I think it's awesome that you're on track to read the Bible in 90 days. I'm reading through it this year, but a year is much different than 90 days! Your list looks great. Hunter's Moon is on my want-to-read list, though it didn't officially make it onto my SRT list. And Beguiled looks intriguing -- interesting mix of authors.

    Thanks for being part of the challenge, Jolanthe! Enjoy your reading!

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  15. This is a great list! I am definitely going to check out Kaye's books.

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