Friday, March 13, 2009


I'm a bookworm. There is nothing I love more than to curl up with a good book after a long day. I made a big decision today and decided to switch libraries. This is a big deal for me, I've been going to the same library since I was barely tall enough to see over the sign-out counter. But there is a beautiful library closer to our house that I decided to try out. I got some good stuff!

I always seem to overdo it at the library. I see way too many books that look good, and end up bringing 8 books home. Obviously I can't read 8 books by their due date (2 weeks) so I MADE myself only check out 2:

I started reading "The Other Boleyn Girl" as soon as I got home, and I'm hooked already! I have a long to-do list this weekend, and I hope I can pull myself away from the pages of this book for long enough to get it all done!

I decided to read "The Atonement Child" because I've heard so many good things about Francine Rivers, but I've never read any of her books. I'm excited to try her out!

In school I was always the one in my class who had her nose in a book all the time. In early elementary school, I would always have a "Sweet Valley Girls" book with me. I read just about all of them!

Also, who didn't read the "American Girl" books when they were in elementary school?! Samantha was my favorite. And yes, I had the doll. My sister had Molly, and the 4 of us enjoyed many tea parties together ;-)

I can't forget about "The Baby-sitters Club." Probably my favorite series of all. Every girl in my class seemed to love these books, and we would trade them with each other and pass them around until we had read most of them. This was about the time that I started reading the "Sweet Vally Twins" books instead of "Sweet Valley Kids." I was growing up!

In fifth and sixth grade I became obsessed with the "Little House" books. These books are a rite of passage, I think everyone should read them! Also, I read Harriet the Spy for a book project in sixth grade and fell in love with it. I probably read it 5 times that year.

In junior high, I always had my nose in a book by Janette Oke or Lori Wick. Yay for discovering Christian women's fiction! I'll also never forget the first time I read "The Giver" and "The Outsiders" those years, either.

In high school, I was the nerd in study hall who was always reading a Lori Wick book during study hall while everyone else was busy passing notes. I couldn't get enough of her books back then! Of course I was busy reading the classics for my English classes as well.

In college I never had time to read until my student teaching semester my senior year. This is the year my mom got me the book "Even Now" by Karen Kingsbury. I liked the book, and decided to read more by her. After I read "Redemption," there was no turning back. I was hooked! I read Karen Kingsbury books like it was my job for the next few months.

After college I discovered authors like Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker. So different from what I normally read, but I love them! I also admit that this past fall I became completely, undeniably obsessed with the Twilight series. I've currenly read the first 2 books, and am waiting to borrow the third one. Also, who can't resist a good romance story? I love Nicholas Sparks books because they don't get more romantic than that. If you haven't read "The Wedding" by him, you should drive to the nearest library RIGHT NOW and go check it out! It's that good!

Well I'm off to get lost in "The Other Boleyn Girl" some more. Have a great Friday night!


  1. I'm a total bookworm too - I empathize! Sometimes I don't get much done because I'm in the middle of a good book too. If you want to read some of Francine Rivers's best books, you HAVE to read "The Mark of the Lion" series. Those are the best books ever - I couldn't put them down! I haven't really read anything else by her, but I'm convinced nothing can top those books! You'll have to let me know how "The Atonement Child" is. And m curiosity is peaked by the reference to "The Wedding". I might have to add that to my reading list!

  2. I'm right there with you....but taking classes doesn't leave much time for "recreational" reading. I've enjoyed several of the authors you mention. Others, I'll have to check out. Have a great weekend reading....think of me while I'm sitting in class. I start my second weekend class of the semester. Blessings, Susan

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