Hello, and happy Thursday! I hope you’re having a lovely week. To state the somewhat not-obvious, yes – I’m bad at doing tags that I haven’t been nominated for. I’m also bad at not doing tags that I am nominated for. 😛 But, since it’s been awhile
or never since I’ve done a book-related post, I thought it’d be a good time to do one.
#1 Girl Defined by Kristen Clark & Bethany Baird | ★★★★★
This book was amazing. It was so thought-provoking and deep, yet simple and on a one-on-one level – it felt like the authors were talking directly to you! The takeaways and the study questions were an great addition.
#2 The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein | ★★★★☆
I had a mixed approach coming in to this book – I had heard so much about it, but I didn’t really have motivation to read it. So when it came up in class, I was slightly excited. Overall, it was great. The writing style was great, the story line was great, and the overall feel was great.
#3 Alone Yet Not Alone by Tracy Leininger Craven | ★★★★☆
This book was amazing. It was short, so naturally the plot moved fast. However, it being a true story made me relate to the characters – not that I’ve been captured by natives and taken away from my family – but you know what I mean. The story was interwoven with the message of having faith in God when all seems lost, because in the end, he will pull you through.
#4 Our Canadian Girl: Rachel by Lynne Kositsky | ★★★★☆
This book was amazing. I’ve read it countless times. There’s something about these types of stories (and real history) that interests me so much. It’s a little longer, but the story line doesn’t drag.
#5 Rescue at Fort Edmonton by Rita Feutl | ★★★★★
This book was amazing. Having been on site and working at the place where this story is set made it all the more real. I totally put myself in the Janey’s place came naturally. Ahh this book was just so good.
#6 Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery | ★★★★★
Yep. You saw it coming XD Seriously, this book is so good. Having seen the movie made it all the more alive and real to me. (And let met tell you, the movie based off the book actually followed it so closely for once!!) The classic characters, the memorable moments, the significant scenes.
What was the book you last marked as ‘read’? The last book I marked as ‘read’ (for school) was Henry V, the Shakespeare play. The last book I marked as ‘read’ (for enjoyment reading) was Iceland Intrigue. Now that was a huge book. But I managed to read it in a week, so, yay 😀
What are you currently reading? I am currently reading a lot of books. The book I’m reading for enjoyment is Mary Slessor: Forward into Calabar. I’m also reading, for school, The Bondage of the Will (by Martin Luther).
What was the book you last marked as ‘to-read’? Love Defined by Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird. Seeing as Girl Defined was amazing, I’m sure this book will be just as good!!
What book do you plan to read next? I really want to read Hunting in the Highlands next, but it’s not available to me right now *single tear* I’m going to a Homeschool Convention soon, so I’ll probably stock up on books. 😀
Do you use the star rating system? Yes, I do. It’s hard to rate things with the range from 1-5. I’d prefer if there were half ratings… for example, 3.5 stars.
Are you doing a 2018 reading challenge? Yes!
I mean who isn’t My goal for this year is to read 50 books. I’ve already read 28, so I’m well on my way to accomplishing it.
Do you have a wishlist? If that means a list of books I want to buy, no, I don’t. I’ll just borrow books from friends or the library, so I don’t need to. Plus, what if I don’t like the book? 😛 We own hundreds of books, so I’ll just hunt for a good one in our stash.
What book do you plan to buy next? Like I said, I don’t buy books, so none (at the moment.)
Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.
“The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.” – St. Augustine of Hippo
“Our generation is in need of Christian women who are willing to rise up and show the culture the powerful influence a God-defined woman can have.” – Girl Defined
Who are your favorite authors? C.S. Lewis, L.M. Montgomery, Kristen Clark, and Bethany Baird.
Have you joined any groups? I have joined a few, but I’m not active in any of them.
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What are some of your favorite books? What book(s) are you reading right now? Have you read any of the books I’ve listed?