Monday, October 13, 2008

Where have I been?

Hi guys!
You've missed me, haven't you? I just knew it!!! Awww, yall are so sweet, I love you too!
Anyway, I didn't purposly neglect my blog last week, it's just that I had my nose burried in books, ALL.WEEK. Yep, I read 3 books last week. Now don't go telling everyone that I'm crazy, I just love to read, it's just another one of my many hobbies. You see, when I pick up a book, I don't like to put it down. And then when I read something I really like, I have to have more books by that same author and then when I get them, I of course have to read them too, AS.SOON.AS.I.GET.THEM! I know, it might be a sickness, I'll have to check that out...
So I know I've mentioned him before but I have to give props again to Mr. Charles Martin. I love his books! His stories and writing style just amaze me. And he lives right here in Jacksonville! How cool is that? Anyway, I'm proud to announce that I now have all 6 of his books and can't wait for the next one. I only wish I had all of them in hard back. I guess they only put out hard backs when a book first comes out? Ok, so over last week I read the following Charles Martin books:

Wrapped In Rain(that reminds me, I need to get on the ball and give my extra copy of Where The River Ends away!)

The Dead Don't Dance

Maggie (sequel to The Dead Don't Dance, I hope he does a 3rd one)

Have I mentioned that I love his books? They are always about a man (not the same man)who is faced with some sort of tragedy in his life and how he deals with life afterwards. I always fall in love with the guys (on a strictly platonic level of course)because they are good christian men, with good hearts and I just want to hug them and tell them that everything will be okay and then I want to cook them something. Hey, don't judge me, I'm only human.

Hey BFF, have you looked for When Crickets Cry yet? I've searched my entire house and can't find it anywhere.

So now that I've finished reading Mr. Martin's books, I've started on one that I heard about recently. It's called The Shack, by WM. Paul Young. It's about a family that suffers a terrible tragedy but the father struggles with it the most. He ends up speding the weekend with The Trinity where the tragedy happened. Can you imagine actually, physically being in the presence of God, Jesus and The Holy Spirit, having meals and conversations? I'm really enjoying this book and can't wait to see how it ends tonight!

Well, I'm off now to spend some time on my other blog.



Mrs. S said...

busy woman! I love reading too. I just finished Audition, Barbara Walter's memoir - very good & huge.

I will take looking like That's 70s Show Donna...I don't think I do but I will take the compliment!

I also think death is a hard fear to overcome, but I think of each death in my family (and there have been more than enough) as God's Plan. I know that He always takes care of me and my own.

GIGI said...

You just reminded me - Why I actually called you Friday night, this morning I couldn't remember. It was that YES I found When crickets cry- GO ME....I was once ago SOOOOO EXCITED.....Seems I have been excited for a few days now......Whoaaaa its about time.....

Rachel said...

I will have to check those out; unlike you I don't do any reading and I should...let my mind take me away!

angie said...

I LOVE to read and have never heard of these. I'll have to check them out for sure!

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