At least, Book Journey starts the week pleasantly by asking about BOOKS!!
I finished Soulless... and dove immediately into Changeless (review forthcoming!)
This series is DELIGHTFUL. I love the wit and humor. Alexia is such a wonderful character... but I'm not reviewing right now...
I had to *pause* to read The Quaker State Affair, as a scheduled Tribute Tour stop. I didn't think I could tackle it in two days, which is all I left myself, but it was a zippy read for being such a solid book (in weight & topic!)
And then I jumped into Heart of Gold on my Nook and it's cute!! Hooked it's claws immediately, so I'm meandering through it quite happily, although I also picked up Calvin Miller's poetic retelling of the life & ministry of Jesus, since it was Easter week and the poetic side met me right where my contemplative side was hangin' out. (See below!!)
When I finish... all of these books I'm in the middle of, I might get around to Angelfall, but it's very likely I'll continue with Alexia on into Blameless as well as pick something entirely new. OR... maybe start my next scheduled Tour stop so I don't have to read it all in a day!! That'd be The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality.
Musing Monday is hosted by Should be Reading...
What do you think are the top 5 books every woman should read?
As in specifically a "woman"?!
1. Created to be his Helpmeet
You're going to think I'm crazy, but this old-school book about being a wife taught me a TON about how men think and what they value and what strengths I have as a wife & which things I shouldn't obsess over, etc, etc. I read this WAAAAY before I got married & made so many decisions that benefited the both of us from football to peanut butter to sex. I don't agree with everything in the book... but it's never too early to read something as thought-provoking & inspiring & potentially life-changing, not to mention, learning how to "spit out the sticks" of stuff ya don't agree with. Worth it!!!!
2. Jane Eyre &/or Pride & Prejudice
Of course!!! Not everyone's cup of tea, I know, but what great inspirations for being a woman and standing for personal values while discovering true love!!
3. Books by Robin McKinley or any other author who believes in the power of being a woman completely disconnected with the world of men. Like Sunshine or The Blue Sword or Deerskin. Her women are powerful, complete beings that don't need to be rescued!!
4. Fiction written by men - pick a man's fantastical book. Like The Lord of the Rings, The Name of the Wind, or The Game of Thrones. Soak up the love of action and the cluelessness of women's emotions. Climb inside a man's perfect world so they make more sense in day to day life. (jajajajaja - Am I getting myself in trouble here?!)
5. Whatever floats yer boat, draws you into imagine the wildest, most amazing possibilities. Vampires, werewolves, fairies, angels... WHATEVER. Let the imagination go wild and free with something fictional. Spark creativity and let it flow into your daily life. These books would be whatever just pulls you in irresistibly.
Who was that who said that if you want your kids to excel read them fairy tales? Einstein?!
That's what I think. I am not very good with lists 'cause (as I discovered with that Left Brain/Right Brain test last week) the possibilities are endless, as are the right answers. bleh!!
Memorable Monday is hosted by Escape in a Book
This Singer Trilogy is hugely quotable...
"If she has loved him, a man will carry anything for his mother - a waterpot or the world." Singer pg 30
"Come to the court of God having eyes unwashed with dreams and you will see nothing." Finale pg 81