Friday, February 3, 2012

January Books...

This post is being written "live" on Friday morning at 8:04. I am still baby news yet! Maybe Monday that would make a good Weekend Update? :) I had LOTS of contractions early in the evening last night. Not Braxton Hicks, but REAL, hurting contractions. That's a little bit different from what I'd been having. I was bent over with my arms and head on the counter in the kitchen at one point and Eddie asked if I felt okay. Ummm, I feel like I'm having contractions! Ha!

I read a handful of books this month (mostly ones that had been started and not finished in December). The reading has slowed down a good bit. Most of my reading takes place in the tub so if I don't take a bath at night, I don't read that day. I feel like it will probably completely diminish after Baby Brother is here. I still read after James was born, but I think one child is *slightly* different from two. Just slightly.

Aside from two Hardy Boys books :), I read:

Inconceivable by Carolyn and Sean Savage
You probably hear their story on the news. This couple had three children (one that had been conceived naturally {or maybe two had...} and two that had been conceived through invitro fertilization). They had one shot at invitro left (I can't remember how many embryos) and after they'd had their procedure done, they were told that Carolyn was pregnant...with someone else's baby. The clinic had mistakenly implanted the wrong embryo. The story is amazing. It is so true to how they must have felt! I read it very quickly and was very impressed with them.

What Women Fear by Angie Smith
Oh, this one was excellent. Angie took each chapter to write out ten very common fears that women have and related it all to the Bible. It was a great, great book and I recommend it for any woman! You'll find yourself in at least one or two of the chapters!

Night by Elie Wiesel
This is one I've had sitting on my bookshelf staring at me and I'd never read. Amazing, amazing story about concentration camps during the Holocaust. It was so different than other books I've read on the Holocaust because it was a first-hand account. With some of the books, you know what happens to them before the concentration camps but they don't tell their stories after that because so many didn't live. Or there are stories about other family members and friends being relocated, but they get missed. It was a tough read, but I so enjoy learning about this time in history. It's a great account! (Oddly enough, one of the other books I'm reading right now by Max Lucado included an interview with Elie Wiesel in the book. I love it when things cross over like that! It was meant to be!)

I have another handful of books that I'm working on right now - a Max Lucado book, one of Tori Spelling's books (I know, I know), a book for Book Club on the off-hand chance I'll be able to go, and a Bible Study. I realize my days are numbered so I may never finish them, but I'm enjoying them right now! Maybe in a few months I'll get to really start reading again!


Maria said...

So glad I found your blog! These are great book suggestions. I had to read Night in high school and it was amazing! Such an encouraging story of hope and survival. I can't wait to read Angie's book; we've gone through similar experiences and only God can calm those fears.
Good luck with the baby!

Brandy Bruce said...

I've wanted to read that book Night for a while, but I've hesitated, worried that it would be too depressing and disturbing. I don't like books that haunt me later. But I might take another look.