by Shauna Niequist
This one made me hungry. I read at night in bed, and she almost made me get up a few times to fix a snack. The way Shauna writes about food - it made me want to cook again. Which is a good thing because I "closed" the kitchen quite a few days this summer. I need to get my groove back. Shauna's stories about dinner parties with friends, real life struggles and her faith made me want to open my home in a way I haven't before. Her stories kept the book interesting and fluid, and the recipes already have me cooking with more enjoyment again.
by Lysa TerKeurst
I'm stuck here. I started this book in June, nodded my head to all that sounded familiar, and then put it aside. Maybe it strikes too close to home? (I'm guilty of what Lysa writes about: I alternately "stuff" my emotions and sometimes I explode.) Maybe, deep down, I don't actually like advice? This book is not a page turner, but I know I will be better for it if I finish it. That is going to take some discipline.
by Sarah Mae
This is a short ebook that I stumbled upon in the blogosphere. Sarah Mae is co-founder of Allume and will be speaking there this year. I figured I should "get to know her"since I'm going to the conference. Unwired is a quick and easy read. It is full of practical tips for anyone who has ever been guilty of neglecting real life for the internet. For example, "Chapter 6 - Down the Rabbit Hole: When Five Minutes Becomes Two Hours." Yes, been there. Sarah makes her living online, so she doesn't advocate becoming completely unwired. She simply identifies a problem and gives advice on how (and why) we can do better.
by Gregory Boyle
I just started this one because my church's new book club suggested it. I never would have picked it up otherwise (why would I want/need to read about gangs? - yes I thought that) but it is so good. So good. It's written by a priest who uses words like "homie" and somehow sounds like he knows what he is talking about. His views on God's love and compassion are truly inspirational, and the stories he tells . . . wow. I'm only 1/3 of the way through, and I am hooked.
Clearly, I've been on a nonfiction kick. It's like my nerdy side can't get enough. Still, I want to get back to the library and check out some fiction. Any suggestions?
What have you been reading?
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