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Sunday, March 28, 2010

I've got some reading to do...


I've decided I may need to take a blogging break to catch up on my reading!
I've won a few blog giveaways in the last few weeks and these great books have made their way to my mailbox.
The first book I won was Angels by Dr David Jeremiah. It came from Renee of A Path of Joy. I'm almost done with this one and have found it really interesting. Dr Jeremiah uses what the Bible says to share information about angels. Bob has also started reading this one and said he is enjoying it as well.
I then won a book from Simone of Chocolate Covered Day Dreams. This book is named The Help and the author is Kathryn Stockett. It takes place in Missouri, in the 1960's. The story is about the black women who were employed to work for the Country Club set at that time. I've read several good reviews on this book and am looking forward to reading it.
The last book giveaway I won was from Kat of Heart 2 Heart. This one included 2 books; Raven's Ladder by Jeffrey Overstreet, and Lady Carliss and the Waters of Moorue by Chuck Black. Both of these books are christian fantasy, in the order of the Narnia or Lord of the Ring books. I think Bob will be reading these books also, as he enjoys that type of writing.
Thanks to all three of these ladies for providing me with reading material for a while!

24 comments:

Andrea said...

Thank you for your support and kind comments on arise 2 write.
Hugs,
andrea

Susan said...

Yes, you will be busy for awhile!!!

2Thinks said...

Congrats on getting these books. I've heard nothing, but good about The Help. I'd like to read that one.

I know what you mean about making time for blogging and reading. It is hard to make time for both at the same time. :)

Kathy said...

How nice!!! Enjoy the books.

Andrea said...

BTW: Enjoy your books, sweet friend!
Blessings, andrea

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Sounds like you have some exciting reading ahead!

Brenda said...

Wow, you won 3 giveaways?! That's great. Have fun reading and see ya when we see ya!

Sue O said...

The Help is a great book, thought-provoking and entertaining at the same time. I found it especially interesting because I did not grow up in the US so I missed all of the civil liberty stuff. I joined our local library's book club and have thoroughly enjoyed all of the books so far. The Widow's War is one you might like, also The Guernsey Potato Peel Pie and Literary Society. They are both set in fascinating historical periods. I love learning my history through good fiction!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wonderful suggestions. I love it when someones gives us a heads up on good reading. Thanks so much!

linda said...

Congrats on your giveaway wins!

I've heard The Help is excellent and have it on my "to read" list. Let me know how you like it.

Debbie said...

Oh, Mari. If you don't love The Help, I will be floored. It is incredible! Enjoy:)

Hootin' Anni said...

Ya, I would love to be able to sit down and read all of them. Hope you enjoy them, and when you finish one by one, do stop long enough to blog your critiques.

Brooke said...

sounds like we both need to settle in with our books and get crackin! :)

~Ginger said...

Way fun! Keep us posted on whether or not you would recommend the other books. I'm always up for a good read and knowing it's recommended by someone makes it more fun to grab ahold and read.

Kim said...

The Help is a great book. I really liked it and have heard that they may be making it into a movie.

Betty said...

Yes, I need to do some reading too. Hopefully over the holidays. Your books look good and I hope you have fun reading them!

Renee said...

You're welcome. Happy Reading!

jenniferw said...

Books are the best presents of all! Well, books and candy *smile*

Connie said...

I will be checking on how you like The Help. Sounds interesting.
I love it that Bob also likes to read - my hubby does not.

Cherdecor said...

We will be waiting for your reviews. Happy reading.

Mariel said...

those look good! can't wait to hear how they were! You will be missed around these parts, but looking forward to hearing the reviews! :)

LuAnn said...

Enjoy Mari !

Kim said...

A riches of reading :-) I'm thinking of getting The Help when I finish the books I'm reading now. There have been a lot of good reviews on it.

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

So glad that they arrived for you and hoping that Bob will love them as much as you will. Trust me and try Lady Carliss!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat