Saturday, March 20, 2010

Callapidder Days Spring Reading Thing

Oooh, I've been just WAITING for this!!  Yes, I could have just read on my own (which I did a bit), but there's something wonderful about there being a CHALLENGE to read...especially when so many other people are participating with you!  It really makes me push myself a bit more.

So here are the books I want to start/finish/finally finish ;) :

Racing the Sun by Paul Pitts: My all-time favorite book when I was a kid.  We had to write letters to authors when I was in 4th grade and everyone else got letters that were obviously pre-written and the only "personal" part of them was that someone had hand-written the child's name in the blank spot of a type-written letter.  I wrote to Mr. Pitts and I got the BEST letter back (I actually still have it!).  He asked me about myself and I felt so ridiculously special.  Hmm, probably didn't need to write all that just to say "I like this book and want to read it again as an adult to see what it was all about" :)
Bookends by Liz Curtis Higgs.  Started this a few weeks ago, so far, so good.
Jewel by Bret Lott.  I've had this book for years and have never opened it, so thought I'd give it a try!

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  Again.  Because I didn't finish it last time and I really have liked it so far.

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare.  I read this book for a Child Lit class in college and loved it.  There is a line in there that really impacted me, and I really just wanted to read it again for inspiration.

You: The Owner's Manual by Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz.  I've only gotten through the first chapter or so of this one in the 3+ years that I've had it, but every time I pick it up I think Man!  This is a great book!  And I've got another You book, can't remember which one, but I can't read it without finishing this.  It's a mental thing :)

A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers.  I love Rivers' writing cuz it makes the Bible seem so...real?!  I mean I know that the Bible is real, but the way she writes makes it less of a "story that I heard in Sunday school" kind of thing and more of a "Oh my goodness, these were REAL REAL people who were fearing for their lives (for example)" kind of thing.

So that's my challenge to myself this Spring Reading Challenge!  So excited!  And the great thing is that I can start working on some of the things from my 101 in 1001.  Yeahoooooo!!!


Ro said...

Been meaning to buy a copy of You: the Owner's Manual. I'm sure it'll help me a lot.

Enjoy your Spring reading! :-)

Lindsay said...

Looks like a great list! Have fun reading this Spring

Susanne said...

I love Francine Rivers too, and that is an awesome series. Happy Reading!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I love Francine Rivers but have not read that series yet. My favorite would be Redeeming Love! Enjoy your spring reading!