Friday, January 20, 2012

Read It

Millennium Series by Stieg Larsson

Not sure if I really need to go into detail.  It was kind of difficult to get into, but after the first chapter or two it picks up.  For me, it was hard to keep all the characters straight.  Once I finished the first one I couldn’t wait to get to the next one and so on.  But warning, these books are for the faint of heart.

It is certainly strange, because I have a tendency to read books before I see their movie counterparts, but this was an exception.  I LOVED the movie and was compelled to read the book.  As expected, there was some difference, but I loved the book just as I did the movie.

Whatever you may believe or don’t believe, read this.  I read it in one sitting because the story was compelling and it’s a quick read.  It’s the true story of a 4-year-old little boy who slips from consciousness during emergency surgery and goes to heaven.  The book is written by his father, but is kept in the boy’s perspective as much as possible.  It is pretty amazing.

This is an inspirational memoir about Tim Tebow’s life.  His story has been filtered through others, such as the media, and this is his chance to tell it himself.  He has a unique story, starting at his birth.  He discusses his faith, his family and his motivation.  Tim is a one of a kind man.

Amazing.  See my blog post [HERE].

This is the third series in the Baxter Family books.  It includes: Sunrise, Summer, Someday, and Sunset.  It follows the lives of the Baxter Family and Dayne and Katie.

This series includes: Take One, Take Two, Take Three, and Take Four.  It follows the lives of two Hollywood producers, starting with them trying to make a movie that will change the world.  It intertwines with the Baxter and Flanigan families in Bloomington, Indiana.

I’ve only read the first two books in the Bailey Flanigan series.  The third book, Longing was recently release and Loving comes out in March.  I love where this series is going and can’t wait to read more.  What will happen with Bailey and Cody Coleman?  Or Bailey and Brandon Paul?

I read the “Single’s Edition” back in small group in college, but loaned by copy out and never got it back.  I bought the regular version on my Nook and read it in a day or two.  The principles apply not only to marriage, but to any relationship.  I think it’s a book that everyone should ready.  My top love languages are Physical Touch and Quality Time, I think they differ by one point.  The other “languages” include Words of Affirmation, Receiving Gifts and Acts of Service.  We all receive love in different ways.  This book explains each language and the ways people give and receive love through each one.

Just read it.  OKAY?!

Freebie from Nook.  It’s the first of a trilogy about three sisters.  This one is about Joan who is 25 and living at home with her mom and grandma.  Her life is stuck, but once a young doctor moves in next-door things start to change.  With some help from her sister Allie, a big dog and God she starts to find her way.

This was another freebie.  What’s with getting free books that are part of a series?  It makes me want the others.  This was a fun one, set in 1929, the end of the roaring twenties.  Letty and Cordelia escape from their small Midwest town to New York.  Letty wants to be a star and Cordelia wants to find her long lost father.

One more freebie, but this is a standalone.  The author made it free to download as an ebook to help raise awareness about human trafficking, which is the subject of the book.  Jessie’s worked the streets for 14 years, but Gabe, an undercover cop, comes along and offers her love and a future.  It was a really fast read.

I’m currently in the middle of Wuthering Heights.  Next on my list is to re-read The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown, Cold Tangerines and Bittersweet both by Shauna Niequist.  I really want to read through all the books on my Nook.  Do you have any recommendations of books to add to my list?

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