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!


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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