Sunday, June 24, 2007

Spring Reading Thing Wrap-Up

I can't believe that Spring is already over. And I had such high hopes for my reading this spring. I found out that I don't have as much time to read as I would like.

Let's refresh everyone's memory of the books I read and reviewed:

When Joy Came to Stay by Karen Kingsbury
Be Intolerant: Because Some Things Are Just Stupid by Ryan Dobson
How to Lead Your Child to Christ Robert & Bobbie Wolgemuth

What was the best book you read this spring? None of the (three whole) books I read this spring would make it to my "best book" list. If I had to pick a best book, I think it would be Be Intolerant: Because Some Things Are Just Stupid by Ryan Dobson. In a nutshell, it is a straight-forward look at why it is not necessarily a christian virtue to tolerate everything.

Did you try out a new author this spring? If so, which one, and will you be reading that author again? All of the books I read were new (to me) authors. I would like to read some more of Karen Kingsbury.

If there were books you didn't finish, tell us why. Many of my books were books I had already started and not finished. I was hoping that this challenge would give me the motivation to finish more of them.

Did you come across a book or two on other participants' lists that you're planning to add to your own to-be-read pile? Which ones? The book Quaker Summer by Lisa Samson was one I had read about and bought. I read the first chapter, shortly after buying it but sadly, I haven't looked at it anymore. I am planning to get to it very soon.

What did you learn -- about anything -- through this challenge? I learned that I shouldn't pick so many books. It doesn't change the fact that I still have those books to read, but I shouldn't air my dirty (book) laundry for all of the bloggy world to see. I learned that having a two and a four year old keeps me too busy to read as much as I would like.

Would you be interested in participating in another reading challenge this fall? Absolutely!

Thanks to Callapidder Days for hosting the Spring Reading Thing!

4 comments:

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Oh, I've never heard of that Ryan Dobson book, but it does sound great!

ComfyDenim said...

Doggone it. I knew there was something I forgot to do. I need to post my wrap up.

You didn't get your books finished either?? I got one done. And then read one entire book last week. When it was too late. *L*

I'm always glad to finish the books that I finish -- so I'm glad you got those done that you did.

The Dobson book sounds like my kind of book. :-)

Katrina said...

Yes, kids can definitely get in the way of reading. :)

I agree - the Ryan Dobson book sounds good. I'm going to have to check that one out.

Thanks for being part of the Spring Reading Thing!

Cheri said...

I agree - my list was a little ambitious too. Maybe I'll finish it up for the next reading challenge!

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