“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
… Stephen King
I just want to update you on my 2016 Book Challenge readings. I have to admit that I am a little behind getting my list read, but as Confusius (Chinese Philosopher, born 551 BC) said, “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” And that’s were I am: moving slow. So let’s see how I am doing!
1. Read a children’s book (you can read this outloud to your children or grandchildren):
“Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)”
by Jerome K. Jerome — a fun read
2. Read a Classic:
“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
I also read “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee (Sequel)
3. Read a Craft or Hobby book you love to do:
(Quilting, Cooking, Sewing, Gardening, Woodworking, etc.)
“Crazy Quilt: Basic Instructions on Making a Crazy Quilt”
by David Small
4. Read a book by your favorite author:
“Gray Mountain” by John Grisham
5. Read a book of the Bible:
(Old or New Testament or both)
I chose the Book of Genesis and the Book of Revelation.
(The Alpha and Omega or The Beginning and The End)
6. Read a series that you have wanted to read:
“Fall of Giants,” “Winter of the World,” and “Edge of Eternity”
by Ken Follett
7. Read something a Christian might read:
(Fiction, Nonfiction, or a Blog)
I am following a Blog called: https://tirzahintheword.com
8: Read a Mystery or Thriller:
“The Bible of Clay” by Julie Navarro
9. Read a book based on a true story:
I am writing a article on Women and Poverty. One of the books I
am Reviewing is “Nickel and Dimed” by Barbara Ehrenreich.
I will have that Review on a future blog.
10. Read a Cookbook — YES, a Cookbook
“Modern Priscilla Cook Book” (1924)
11. Read a war story:
(I am taking liberties here. The complete Ken Follett’s series is about
war. The first book is World War I, the second is World War II,
and the third was about Vietnam and unrest in the World.
This series is also over 2000 pages long. Reason enough to use again.)
“Fall of Giants” by Ken Follett (WWI)
Figuring the series and other slight stretches, I have read 14 books and 1 blog (actually I have about 8 blogs that I follow) so far this year! Only 13 more to go to make 27 books (two over the 2016 Reading Challenge of 25). That is about two books a month from now to the end of 2016. I may be slow, but I will not stop. Now to find another book!!!!
Tell me the books you have read or are reading. You may just have a book I would like to read before the end of the year.
Do something today that will challenge you!