Every month, Anne Bogel hosts a “Twitterature” link-up. Thinking it a good way to track my annual reading goals, I planned to participate this year. But oops. Life happened. It’s March, and I’m just getting started.
But first, a quick check-in on the status of my 2014 Reading Goals. I’ve read eight books so far, putting me two books behind. Which is isn’t bad, honestly. I have not, however, even looked at the other sub-goals and therefore have done absolutely zero toward them. Double oooops.
But, onward. Here’s what I’ve been reading:
All My Road Before Me, C.S. Lewis
I love C.S. Lewis. I love his writing, too, but am most thankful for his life and the way he lived it. All My Road Before Me is a collection of diary entries from his early life, spanning 1922-1927 when he was 24-29 years old. Seeing his life in Britain 1920’s through his pre-Christian eyes will be fun for any fan of Lewis-the-man, but its 530+ pages would be slogging for anyone expecting the pointed clarity of later Lewis.
Gregor the Overlander, Suzanne Collins
(books 3, 4, & 5)
A Million Little Ways, Emily P. Freeman
This book is full of encouragement to live generously who God made you to be starting right where you are. I needed it five years ago, and I’m guessing Freeman wrote the book SHE needed five years ago. It always encourages me to see God put nearly-identical things on the minds of people who’ve never met. In this case, I mean right down to particular words. Phrases like “show up” make a regular appearance in our household conversation.
Some of the semantic choices, however, went beyond my personal preferences (something most readers would likely disagree with me about). On the whole, recommend.
I’m thankful for this, actually. I serve God because he’s God, not because I understand Him. And He’s certain to have some curious bits. But seriously, he does wipe out entire tribes from time to time. And nearly wipes out the planet. It’s good to be reminded of what is rather than just what we wish.
Get Big Fast and Do More Good, Ido Leffler and Lance Kalish
I haven’t gotten to the “do more good” part just yet, but it’s wildly entertaining so far. It’s basically their adventures in founding Yes to Carrots and the business world version of Catch Me If You Can. Thumbs up.
As for my goals…
The list this month reminds me I need to start reading what really matters to me. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve been reading, but I won’t be as satisfied at the end of the year if I haven’t read a bit more widely.
What have you been reading? Tell me in the comments, or write a post and join me for the link-up!
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