Monday, April 18, 2011

Max on Life by Max Lucado

     I have been a long-time fan of Max Lucado's work, and this book lives up to the expectations I have of his works.  In Max On Life, Max answers many questions he has received on topics such as marriage, prayer, etc. whether by email, letter, or face-to-face, from a Biblically grounded perspective.  What results is a book that probably everyone could find something that is helpful to them in.  It is peppered with humor, as are all his works, but it overall conveys both the author's and God's love, compassion and concern for all.
    I found this book very interesting, entertaining and enjoyable.  I also found it very applicable to my life in several areas.  This book is both fun to read and very practical.  I think I will return to this book often because of the pearls of wisdom Max includes in it, about many topics I struggle with on a regular basis, such as prayer, temptation, and irritation.  On irritation Max writes, "Every pearl is simply a victory over irritations."  I know that I will think of this often, when I wear any of my pearl jewelry!
    I think this book is wonderful, and would be a great gift for people in all stations of life.
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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Midevent Survey

1. What are you reading right now? The Brotherhood by Jerry B. Jenkins
2. How many books have you read so far? 1, and about a quarter of another.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Finishing The Brotherhood
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? No
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Only bathroom breaks, and a shower break
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How many are doing it!
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Have better snacks onhand!
9. Are you getting tired yet? Not really
10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered? Only using a Kindle or other ereader

Read-a-thon update

Since my last post I read Colossians and 1 Thessalonians, and I finished up Unconventional which I started earlier this week.   Next I am reading The Brotherhood by Jerry B. Jenkins.

Dewey's Readathon 2011

1)Where are you reading from today? My bedroom in Dawsonville, GA.
2)Three random facts about me…
1. I was an aunt before age 4. 
2. I did the 3Day Walk in Atlanta last October 
3. I have 2 cats and 2 dogs
3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
Unconventional by JJ Hebert and The Brotherhood by Jerry B. Jenkins
4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)? I would like to finish Unconventional and get about halfway through The Brotherhood.
5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time? Have fun!