I have been enjoying reading but writing about it hasn’t been high on my priority list. Still, I thought I would share with you what I got through in April. I had some really enjoyable reads.
So, I had a couple that I was finishing up from before or still working through.
Before The Throne by Crickett Keeth and Shocking Secrets of America History by William Coates were finished up early on in the month.
Another devotional book I am reading is My Life In Him. It is a compilation of many different writers’ and includes 52 weeks of devotional readings. I really like these as they are not fluff but real challenges taken straight from God’s word. Each day begins with a Bible readings and then 3 or 4 short paragraphs of thoughts based strictly on the Bible passage. It closes with a challenge for the day. Each week is written by the same man and is set on a theme such as family, marriage, fruit of the spirit, or dealing with something such as loss, anger, etc.
My Family And Other Animals by Gerald Durrell is a funny memoir and natural history book based off his family’s time in Corfu. Having moved there when he was about 10, he lived there several years. The memoir started out as notes on his nature observations but when he added in his family, it became a hilarious and somewhat bizarre telling of their years on the island. It is a fun and fabulous read that is packed full of character, animals, and learning. A definite recommend. I found that it was the first in a series so I hope to get my hands on the other books, as well.
Your Finances God’s Way by Scott LaPierre. I have enjoyed reading through this study of personal finance and did not find any major Biblical issues with the doctrine included. It is a good look at God’s take on personal responsibility of finance. I do still have a couple more chapters to go as I just set it aside for a bit but I do plan to finish it. Read the full review here.
One Question A Day Journal for Kids by MaryAnne Kochenderfer, PhD. is just an adorable start to creative writing for youngsters. Aimed at ages 6-9, boys and girls alike will enjoy writing about their likes, dislikes, and imaginations gone wild. Read the full review here.
The 30-Minute Gluten-Free Cookbook: 100+ Quick and Simple Recipes for Every Day by Jan Withington was a digital book I received. I found some interesting looking recipes that are do-able but many of them were just not of my type of cooking or eating. I found lots of the high-starch substitutes in the recipes which really turns me off of cookbooks. Those subs just have not flavor and are not healthy in any way. It is a fine cookbook but just not for me overall.
The Story of Jane Goodall by Susan B Katz was another digital book I received. It was an interesting read for younger readers- elementary or early middle school. There was a lot of information that I didn’t know about Jane Goodall and found it a quick, enjoyable read. For an elementary student, it is a solid read with a lot of information about her life, her work, and how to be a part of change.
That’s the list for April, though I feel like I forgot something. Oh well. Not a bad number and I enjoyed the reading. May’s list is not too far behind.
Lori, At Home.