Friday, January 9, 2009

Starting to blog again

It has been 9 months since I posted. I wish I could say this is because for the past nine months have been pregnant and too sick to blog. However, my excuses are really good. We had an estate sale and sold 80% of our belongings, we moved and we started over and had to buy all new stuff. I HATE shopping. It is such a chore and shopping for a new "look" ( we went from victorian to contemporary) was quite an undertaking.

We are settled in our 1400 SF apartment and thanks to IKEA and apartment sized furnishings, we fit quite nicely. We love it here.
In November, Brian started a new job selling and consulting for a CPA firm that sells, supports and installs accounting software for non-profits. His new job is only 7 miles from the apartment.

My newest "pleasure" reading book is a trilogy called The Hawk and The Dove by Penelope Wilcox. I LOVE it. I heartily recommend it. It is very interesting and follows the lives of several monks in the 1400s. The first 3 chapters were hard to get through. I am glad I did. I have a hard time putting it down now now. I am nearly finished with the 2nd book.

Here is what Amazon's product descrition had to say about this book: "Rich with imagery and emotion, this collection of captivating tales of a 13th century community reflect the timeless human drama of people learning to love and to accept God's grace. Though they belonged to another century, their struggles are our own--finding our niche; coping with failure; overcoming pride and anger, pain and insecurity; determining who we are before God. In their daily rhythm of work and worship, they discover that the whole of life is a love story about a tender and passionate God. "

Currently, Hannah and I are reading the Golden Goblet. I LOVE this book. I read it to Calvin and Lydia 4 years ago. It is great historical fiction for Egypt. It makes the history come alive. This is one of my favotire read-a-loud adventure historical fictions. GREAT for boys!!!!!

Hannah and I are just finishing TODAY a WONDERFUL MUST READ to children book. Last year we saw the family film and loved the movie so much, I knew we had to read the book. The movie was spot on too. We are getting the movie in the mail from Netflix today and will be watching it again tonight. PLEASE READ this book to your kids. It is so excellent. the Treasures of the Snow by Patricia St. John is about mistakes, revenge, and forgiveness. I cannot begin to express how good this story is. I tear up everyday when I am reading to Hannah.

I hope to post more regularly. I love books, and my purpose for this blog is to share my thoughts about books that I am currently reading. I carefully choose my books, so I hope that I can heartily recommend all the books that I post on this blog.
Livin in JOY,


Lynda said...

I haven't read Treasures in the Snow. It sounds like a nice quick read, an evening escape ... with purpose.

hsf mom said...

yes. It is a sweet book for all ages. Of course, originally for kids, but it is such a delightful story and yes...with a purpose.

Family Blog said...

I didn't know there was a movie of this book. That's awesome! I'm going to be checking it out. We are still reading the Mary Poppins books that you recommended. We love them! We'll read Treasures of the Snow next. Thanks for the great reading tips, Adrienne!


Lynda said...

Blogging is a chore, but you have so much to offer in a much needed area. I love learning about "living books" as Susan Schaeffer Macaulay calls them.