It’s here: Spring Reading Thing 2008, thanks to Katrina of Callapidder Days! The rules are simple: participants post a list of titles they plan to read this spring, link to their post over at Katrina’s site, and then read! At the end of the challenge, each participant then posts a review of sorts on which books were read, which ones weren’t, which were liked and which we could’ve done without. Interested? Click on the graphic and it should take you directly to Katrina’s place where you can find all the details.
My reading goals include the following titles which are already in a holding pattern on my bookcase:
On Writing Well, by William Zinsser (currently reading, have been reading, need to keep reading–quite obviously!)
What Jesus Demands of the World, by John Piper
The Excellent Wife, by Martha Peace (want to read along with us?)
Feminine Appeal, by Carolyn Mahaney
The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment, by Tim Challies
The Elements of Style, by Strunk and White
What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, by Lysa Terkeurst
The Truth War, by John MacArthur
Okay, so that’s not all the books that are in the stack “To Be Read,” (have I told you how much I love to buy books?) but perhaps that’s enough for now. You might remember my lack of success in the fall challenge.
You may well ask, where’s the fiction? To be sure, I will be reading some fiction titles as I am, you well know, a huge fan of (well written) fiction. I do want to read Prince Caspian and some of the other titles in the Chronicles of Narnia series by CS Lewis. I also want to continue reading some of the classics: Dickens, for example. I am, however, leaving my fiction options open to pursue as the whim strikes. My schedule has been so crazy here lately that when I do actually sit down with a really good read, like Cold Sassy Tree most recently, I don’t read it; I devour it.