The 19th Wife
I REALLY enjoyed this book. I read it after reading Escape by Carolyn Jessop. While this was a fictional account of the FLDS type cults, I found it very interesting. Kept me reading to the very end!
I'm a big Jen Lancaster fan, and had already read Bitter is the New Black (LOVED!), and was anxious to read more. Our book club chose Bright Lights- big mistake. Bleh. It's too disjointed. I recommend if you do read it, that you read it in spurts. On the cruise I picked up Pretty Fat. So much better! This one had more of a flow, but was still the same funny Jen. If you do not like sarcasm and/or critical people, these books are NOT for you! Several in my book club may or may not have said I reminded them of Jen Lancaster. Uh oh.
The Mermaid Chair
This book is by the same author as The Secret Life of Bees (great book and movie!), so I thought I would like it. Sadly, I did not. It was another mid life crisis book, and at this point, I just can't relate. If it goes to the big screen, I totally see Diane Lane playing the main character. Mmm kay?
The Thirteenth Tale
Love, love, love, love! A story about an reclusive author who invites a young biographer to tell her story, one that has been lied about for years. The author writes a set of stories called Thirteen Tales, but only includes 12. The biographer attempts to find out the rest of the story. Kept me interested from beginning to end. Made me think, and of course, made me cry. Read it!
Bible Study: Esther
I have done several Beth Moore studies and really enjoyed all of them. Beth was truly given the gift of teaching, and it shows! While I learned a lot from this study, I didn't feel as if I "grew" as much as I did with other studies. Maybe it was because I did Daniel, another old testament study, last semester. Might be better to mix old and new!
The Power of a Praying Wife
A re-read, but always a good one. One of the two books I recommend to every wife. (The other being Five Love Languages) It's always good to have a reminder of how important prayer is, not only to our spiritual life, but to our marriage.
Currently Reading: The Virgin's Lover and Fish!
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Anything to add?
And, as if I have not bored you enough. I have more. This time, it's a blog design! I recently redid Stevy's blog. Stevy is a friend from home, and my college roommate. I had fun making it for her. Stop by and tell her how cool her friend (that would be me) is :)
Tell me if the formatting is all crazy on this, k?