Monday, July 23, 2012

Daily 5 - Year 3, Day 336

Today's Daily 5:

  1. an awesome nurse pairing
  2. having expectations shattered
  3. butter chicken and naan bread
  4. introducing N. to Indian food and laughing our way through an awesome meal
  5. having a rental car to do errands

Bookish Thoughts

On the weekend I went to both the library and the one remaining local Christian bookstore.  With several titles from each place, I can now confidently assure you that we must be near the end of the semester.  It's near the end that my thoughts begin to wander from dedicated text book reading to thoughts of novels, and books that touch the deep places of my soul.  I'm excited to dive in (even before the semester officially ends, and especially over the break and on the airplanes to and from Florida) to some of the titles I bought, and I thought I'd share a few that I'm excited about with you, and ask for your recommendations for good reads.

Some of the titles I'm excited about:

  • Jesus Calling - I like how short the readings for each day are, and I've heard nothing but good things about this little book.  Can't wait to incorporate it into my bedtime routine.
  • Love Does - again, I've heard nothing but good things about this book by Bob Goff, and I can't wait to read through all his stories and mine the truth and beauty they contain.
  • The Jesus Storybook Bible - So I'm not a kid, but I thought a really beautiful, highly recommended kids Bible would be an awesome way to mix up some of my nighttime reading, and maybe even some of the teaching and studying we're doing at house church.
  • The Lost Girls - because what could be better than a travel memoir written by three girl-friends, with the subtitle: "three friends, four continents. one unconventional detour around the world."
Okay, those are a few of the titles on my list for my time off.  What have you been reading lately that has inspired you, made you laugh, caused you to think, or just that you genuinely enjoyed as an awesome escapist beach novel?  Leave your suggestions in the comments!