Saturday, May 1, 2010

Spring Read Thing

I realize I already have a blog entry with the same heading, but I haven't really registered for this yet and I wanted to make sure that I actually do it because I really want to.

I don't have very many books here with me unfortunately, so from now until June 20th I'll be reading the following books:

Bringing Up Geeks: Genuine, Enthusiastic, Empowered Kids by Marybeth Hicks
I actually started this one, and am probably about 2/3 of the way through it but I've lost it in my new house.

What is Reformed Theology by R.C. Sproul I started this one after losing my other one. This was highly recommended by my hubby, and I've been wanting to read it for a couple of years, so I'm using this as a way to push me to finally do it.

America and The World: Conversations on the Future of American Foreign Policy by Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft and Moderated by David Ignatius
Since my life now revolves around American Foreign Policy I think this will be an interesting read. This is another one recommended by my hubby.

I've Got to Talk to Somebody, God by Marjorie Holmes
This is a collection of different prayers she's said to God about all sorts of topics. The title really caught my attention shortly after I moved to DC because I didn't have my best friends from Dallas and hadn't made strong friendships in DC yet and I really felt like I didn't have someone to talk to. I did read part of it back then, so I'm going to finish it. This one probably won't take very long.

Housewives Desperate for God by Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald
Basically a book on how to feel good about being a Housewife when so many people look down on it. This was recommended by someone in my mom's group in DC. I actually started this one too a while ago, but didn't get very far into it before I got my Christmas books and put it back on the shelf for the other new and shiny books that looked a little more interesting. I'm excited to finish it though.

Being Real...Living What You Really Believe by Dean E. Landis
Sometimes I struggle with the balance of living out my Christianity in a secular culture, I hope this book will help.

All of these books have some kind of application in my life. I realize now that I don't have any "fun" books in there. I might have to add one or two in the midst, but we'll see. I don't know where I'd go to buy one with out spending an arm or a leg. And if I order it online I'm looking at a week or two (or three or four) before it gets here, so we'll see.


fsowannabe said...

Looks like you've got some great reading ahead of you! I've always have about 4 or 5 partially read books around, too, so it's nice to see I'm not alone with the grazing here and there reading schedule!

glad to see you're back on the interweb!

Sara said...

Yeah, I'm going to have to be very disciplined to read all of these books.

I'm so happy to be back on the interweb!

Z. Marie said...

Does your CLO have a lending library? Often they keep books -- from a variety of sources, including things people shed to make weight when they move -- for embassy people to borrow. It's probably an eclectic collection, but there might be something decent.
If not, you should check on whether whatever school Malachi is going to attend lets families use its library. Sometimes they do, and the bigger the school, the bigger the selection.

Sara said...

Zoe! Thank you for the idea! She does have books that we can borrow out. I might head over there mid-way through the time if I can. I realize now that I have a lot of reading to do, just to get those books done. In fact, I think I'm going to go read right now.

Jess said...

Although I hate reading on a computer screen, google books actually has quite a few full books available, especially stuff that's public domain. If there's something a little older that you want to read, it's worth a cursory glance.

Sara said...

That's not a bad idea Jess, thanks!

Just Mom said...

Welcome to Spring Readign THing! I've got the Marjorie Holmes book on my shelf also - my copy belonged to my mother and I've had intentions of reading it forever.