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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Bookin it in 2010

I love to read. It is seriously something that helps me relax and just get away for a few minutes or even an hour if the littles are in bed. Reading is a great way to unwind at the end of the day and just escape for a little. I mean I hope that doesn't sound bad using the word escape, but after a whole day of tending to my littles, which I am absolutely grateful I get to do, sometimes you need a few moments to yourself to just be. This is where reading comes in for me. I can curl up with a good book and just enshroud my self with the words and go into another world. A world that only the book can take me. I want my children to have a love for books as I do and I know that when our children see us read they are more likely themselves to want to read. So at Jessica is doing a segment on her blog called bookin it in 2010. Jessica is encouraging us not just to read, but to read good books. Read books that help us grow as a mother, wife, and as a Daughter of God. If anyone feels like sometimes the only thing they read are backs of cereal boxes or recipe cards Jessica even has some tips to help. I found these helpful and have allowed me to find more time to read. Here is what I am reading this month:

This is an amazing book that has really got me thinking about those quite moments throughout my day and how I spend them. I wanted to get this book at the library during Christmas, but the hold list was way to long. It just came in last week and I have been reading it each night after my littles go to bed. This quit time of reading and then recording my thoughts in my journal has become quite precious to me and I look forward to that sweet time each day. When I can relax in the stillness of the night and ponder on my Savior and all his birth has meant to me.

 I have also been reading this:

Oh my goodness this is such an amazing book (I know I say that alot about books, but I always mean it) . I am a true hopeless romantic and this book absolutely is up my ally. For those who don't know her is the synopsis:

From Publishers Weekly

"This clever and inventive tale works on three levels: as an intriguing science fiction concept, a realistic character study and a touching love story. Henry De Tamble is a Chicago librarian with "Chrono Displacement" disorder; at random times, he suddenly disappears without warning and finds himself in the past or future, usually at a time or place of importance in his life. This leads to some wonderful paradoxes. From his point of view, he first met his wife, Clare, when he was 28 and she was 20. She ran up to him exclaiming that she'd known him all her life. He, however, had never seen her before. But when he reaches his 40s, already married to Clare, he suddenly finds himself time traveling to Clare's childhood and meeting her as a 6-year-old. The book alternates between Henry and Clare's points of view, and so does the narration. Reed ably expresses the longing of the one always left behind, the frustrations of their unusual lifestyle, and above all, her overriding love for Henry. Likewise, Burns evokes the fear of a man who never knows where or when he'll turn up, and his gratitude at having Clare, whose love is his anchor. The expressive,performances of both actors convey the protagonists' intense relationship, their personal quirks and their reminiscences, making this a fascinating audio".


I literally can not put this book down. I am enjoying it so much and am very excited for the movie to come out this month. Just wanted to share what I have been reading in case anyone else is looking for a good book to read.

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