Monday, April 2, 2012

B is for Books...So Many Books


I love books, in fact I cannot seem to get enough of them.  It's all mamas fault, she has always loved to read and I guess I just inherited that love.  Thank you mom.  


At any given time I am reading anywhere from one to five or more books.  There was a time when I was reading six at a time but that got to be a bit much for my brain to handle.  I try to keep it to around 3, that seems to be a perfectly reasonable number of books to read at the same time, don't you agree?  Right now, in fact, I am reading these books...


So far this is a great, if not quirky, read.  Agnes decides to never leave home again after tipping the scales at 600 lbs...she decides to stay and pray for anyone and everyone that needs prayer and maybe even a miracle...a must read for sure.


This one is a sad yet inspiring book.  It is the story of Mary Beth Chapman and her journey through the tragic death of her daughter Maria.  I have had a difficult time reading this one, probably due to the fact that I too am a mother.  It is hard imagining the pain and sorrow she has gone through since losing one of her precious children.  I recommend reading this with a box of tissues close by, but it is definitely worth your time.


To be honest I just started this and haven't gotten very far. I am sad to say, I've never listened to Bruce Cockburns music  but I will say what I've read is very beautiful and thought provoking to say the least.  I can't wait to read more.


I absolutely love this book. It's about when our faith collides with reality...and the harshness of life...it's about when you think you have your life all planned out and God comes along and changes things up.  This is one I'm sure I will read again and again...something tells me I'll learn something new each time.  

Well that wraps up what I am reading right now...I am positive I have one or two left but you get the point I'm trying to make.  I...love...books...don't you!!! 


I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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9 comments:

Tracy said...

Shannon, I too am a beleiver that one can never have TOO many books...I love to read and I wrote down the title of Mary Beth Chapman's as it sounds very good....
great B word!

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Lynn Proctor said...

thanks for the suggestions- a couple of them look like something i would like to read--esp. the one about a child dying--as i have experienced that--

Jaimee Hunter said...

I'm a book-a-holic! Aren't we all!

Gregg said...

Books has been a popular B post this time around. I too love books. I love to hold them, smell them, caress them, and oh yes read them!

Gregg Metcalf

Emily said...

I too love books, when I see one I will pick it up with intention to read, but then I don't have all the time to read, so it sits on a shelf, waiting for me to pick it up. I will eventually. I also read on my NOOK, mainly when doing laundry lol :)

The Rambling Pages said...

I am a book lover too, I love the feel and smell of a book, nothing can beat that, I just wish I had more time to read!

Justin said...

Six books at once!! Um. Sadly, it takes me a year to get through one!

Bethie said...

Books are awesome. I love the Mary Beth Chapman book. Their family has always been an inspiration to me.

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