Saturday, May 29, 2010

Book Club

Ok, so one of my Beckys has asked for what order I would recommend reading the books I listed (see this post).

Earlier in my life, I was accused of being bossy, so I now have issues with the manner in which I tell people what they should do. I am now only bossy to those living with me, and I most always say please (even when I am asking them to not drive so fast because there are always consequences when one drives too fast).

So, I am not going to tell you. You can decide for yourself.
But, we will be discussing "The Help" at the end of the summer. :).
(We will be a very slow moving book club.)

And here are my short descriptions of some of the reads listed in that post:

The Survivor's Club--nonficiton, gives different stories of different kinds of survivors, if you have a code (you can only use the code one time) -you can go online and find your "survivor type," I am not tenacious nor do I have ingenuity-but I will survive on faith, love, and empathy.

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County--fiction, you think it's going to be about one thing and it turns out to be about something totally different, I kept asking myself, "what would I do? How would I handle this?" I would really like to discuss this, but of course, that would mean I would need to read it again because I liked it so much I stayed awake reading until 2am and now can remember little.

The Book of Mormon--religious, this book is unusual.  If you haven't read it, you should give it a try & don't give up, sometimes it can be a difficult read, follow through to the end & look for a request & a promise, you can request a free copy here or let me know & I will get one to you.  If you do this, please let me know how it works out for you.  You can contact me via email through my profile to keep it private or if you know my secret identity, you can talk to me for real.

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane--fiction, mystery, romance, ok, I read this one too fast, too.  Loved the stories and how they fit together. 

The Lace Reader--fiction, I don't even know what to say, because I don't want to give this one away.  I love to figure books and movies and stories out before I get to the end.  Thought I had this one & was only kind of right. Loved it. Again, I stayed up way too late reading and now suffer small memory loss.

The Shack--fiction, somewhat religious, My spiritual views differ greatly with this story.  This is a book to read if you really want to challenge how you view things or maybe see them in a different way.  It's also very touching and somewhat heart wrenching.  It was not one of my favorites, but I do not regret reading it.

The New Rules of Weight Lifting for Women--nonfiction, health, I've been following this for almost a year.  If I would eat better I probably would "lift like a man and look like a godess." It's been challenging and I now look in the mirror and flex my new biceps--along with my chicken wing flaps. (There-I did it just now, for you. woo hoo.)  I really like it. There is one excercise that one of the gym trainers told me would hurt my knees if I kept doing it--so I adapted it and my knees said thanks. 

The Great and Terrible Series--fiction, LDS (Mormon) author, scared my pants off.
Get prepared.  That's all I can say.  End times are not going to be a picnic. And I'm not going to tell you anymore because when I think about this story, my worry stomach gets working too hard. This series is the reason I read The Survivor's Club and will now be taking martial arts classes.

Here are more books I've recently finished:

Here's a link to the Sugar Shock Blog.

After reading these, I have decided that if I die this summer because I am giving up sugar and making some changes, that I will be fine.

And while I am trying to live without sugar, I will be reading The Outliers, The Collected Works of TS Spivet, Living your Strengths, another on that is on hold at the library that I can't remember its name, various kids' books, and many more.

My goal is to be in bed at 10pm, lights out at 11.  And no sugar.


  1. Okay. I have placed a library hold on The Help. It's a good thing we will be discussing at the end of the summer because I am hold #980 of 279 books. Thanks for giving me a pseudo book club.

  2. I'm going to read some of your book recommendations this summer. I am always looking for a book that won't end up disappointing me. Thanks!

    Also, thanks for a good "big life lesson" smile. I'm teaching my second child to drive and just don't think I"m getting this message through.


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