After Jude arrived last night.
Getting to hold Jude for the first time- he really is so cute! (aren't his little feet precious)
See- he is already very curious and wanting to see everyone.
I love reading, most of you know this about me. And many times friends and family email me requesting book lists and recommendations. So this post is dedicated to what I have read recently, what I am currently reading, and what I will be reading in the future.
The main book I am reading at this time is The Host by Stephanie Meyer. I have drug my feet on this book for a long time. I really enjoyed the Twilight series and I was not too sure what I thought of a body snatcher kind of book like The Host, but hey, I was engrossed in a story about vampires and werwolves so I gave the book a shot. So far it is not too bad. Not as great as Twilight, but good. Plus I am reading this book on my Kindle and books sometimes seem 'funner' when read on my Kindle. And on a total different note- I just watched the trailer for the New Moon movie coming out November 20th- so excited....
I usually have a book I nibble on every now and then and this month’s book is Gold Dust by Charolotte M. Yonge. It was given to me by a dear friend a couple weeks ago and I have enjoyed browsing through it in my down time. It is a collection of golden counsels for daily life. I can read a page or two at a time and then I have to put it down and ponder the counsel for the day. I enjoy books like that. Plus this copy of the book is small, leather bound, and old. It feels good in my hand.
I am also continuing my read in Beautiful Boy by David Sheff. Since this is my waiting room book, it will take me a while to finish. But it is a heavy book so it is good to take it slow.
I just finished Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. If you have not read this book- please do soon! I loved it. I received it as a birthday gift this year and the story itself was such a gift to read. I was inspired and moved throughout the whole book.
I also just finish That Summer by Sarah Dessen. It is teen literate. Since I work with teens daily I try to read what they are reading- this is how I got hooked on Twilight before a lot of people were reading it. I like her books because I feel like she captures teen lives well. In fact, I was so impressed with one of her books I sent her an email expressing how her books often come up in the counseling room and guess what- she emailed back. My teens are always impressing with that story...
I hope to pick up another Sarah Dessen book soon. I am also contemplating starting an Abraham Lincoln biography in the near future. I just gotta find the right one. One of my teens said I should read The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, so I will probably give that a try. Anyone else have any suggestions?