Monday, December 3, 2012

By Searching

My journey through doubt into faith

by Isobel Kuhn

The story of how Isobel found God, discovered His will for her, and obeyed. I love this book.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Lassie come-home

by Eric Knight

Lassie's owner loses his job and is forced to sell her. After being brought to northern Scotland, she escapes and finds her way home to Yorkshire.

I read this to the kids, and they were enjoying it — until they watched the movie. Then they knew what happened, so were not too interested in the book. But eventually we finished reading it, and they did like it. It is a slow book, though — everything takes a long time in this story. It was first written as a magazine serial, and then expanded to book length, so that's likely why.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Good Girl's Guide to Great Sex

And you thought bad girls have all the fun

by Sheila Wray Gregoire

The author explains how emotional and spiritual connection is as important as the physical. There is lots of helpful advice for improving your relationship in all three areas. The book is meant for all married women plus those who are engaged. "Good girl" is a woman who is married and faithful to her husband, or who wants to be, from now on.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Brave New World

by Aldous Huxley

A future world in which pleasure is continual and all babies are grown in test tubes and bottles and are adapted to certain jobs for which they are pre-selected. There are, however, a few "savages" on reservations.

This book was better than Nineteen Eighty-Four, but still not great.

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Making wise choices in the midst of raw emotions.

by Lysa TerKeurst

Do you ever come "unglued"? In this book, the author explores why that happens and offers thoughts and scriptures to consider when you feel bad reactions coming on.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Nineteen Eighty-Four

by George Orwell

The world is in constant war, people are watched contantly, and life is without any pleasure.

I had never read this classic and, since I generally enjoy classic science fiction, I thought I'd read it.  Quite disappointing.  It's a depressing book, really.