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Read any good books?

LuvMaerz's picture

Hi all!

 I have been trying to take advantage of the library more often.  I surf blogs trying to find suggestions of good reading... our library tends to NOT have much of anything, so I have to check out a lot of options to get to one that they do carry.  Lately, I have been reading the two David Sedaris books that they actually have, and I find the short essays quite enjoyable.

Anyone have a good book recommendation?  I am open to just about anything.

Re: Read any good books?

Been celebrating Christmas in July by reading the Donna VanLiere series of books; The Christmas Shoes, The Christmas Promise, The Christmas Hope, and The Christmas Blessing.  A friend loan them to me over Christmas Break and I never got around to reading them so I am doing it now.  They are a well written, very easy read (was able to finish one in 4 hours), but keep a box of tissues close by, they are a 'tear jerker.'

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My town just built a new libarary last year, so far I haven't gone there...but I've recently found out about buying used books like from, the local used book store and another local book store to order used books.  I'm really enjoying this summer reading a lot of excellent books...all fiction :)

LuvMaerz's picture
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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... that's why they call it the present."

Since I live in the same county as you, can I check out books from your library?  Or do Keokuk and Ft. Madison libraries have an exchange program?  I am looking for books that ours just doesn't seem to carry.

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To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:5

One good thing about suburbia is that we have great library systems.  We are fortunate to be allowed to check out materials from the library system in the neighboring county.  It has lots of $$$$$$! I reserve our stuff online.  Every Saturday we make a trip to that library to pick up/return materials.

That library system buy all the new movies out on DVD, so we get all our movies for free, we just have to wait for our turn.  Sometimes that can be a while, we decided that it teaches patience, and helps with that "instant" thing alot of American's have gotten in habit of.

Books too, I am mostly a cold weather reader, so sorry I can't help you with what I've been reading.  I will say though that I check retail sites like Family Christian to see what is new, then go to the library site and order it up.       

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Been doing a lot of professional reading this summer, trying to get caught up with professional journels so won't recommend that.  However I did read 'The Last Lecture' by Randy Pausch.  It really was a great read.  He wrote the book for his children as a memory due to he is dying of cancer.  You would think that it would be said but it really is insightful and funny, and will be using some of his 'verbage' with my students (i.e. 'You can't change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game.') You can check it out on this web site, they also have the video of it or You Tube it to see it but really did enjoy the book

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I have been hooked on the "Love Inspired" books.  I've never been much of a reader, but I can breeze right through one of those.  They are quite enjoyable!

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Your library is actually pretty nice.  I've been to it!  I am reading Tony Horwitz's "A Long and Strange History" right now.  Good book, a wonderful mixture of humor and history!

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