Wednesday, January 26, 2011

More reading; more reviews

It's been a fun week, though the promised sunshine was short-lived. Mist and fog finally lifting at 4pm, sun shining till 5, seemed like the pattern for our days. But dark evenings while the guys watched recorded soccer matches gave time to read, and here's another crop of book reviews: As usual, click on the links for my reviews on gather.com.

Original Sinners, by John R. Coats: I was showing a friend my children's stories based on Bible events--Genesis People, Exodus Tales and Storyteller Psalms. My tales are aimed at a much younger audience but the idea's the same--that Bible characters behave like real people, and we can learn from seeing them that way. I might not agree with all the author has to say, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading and thinking about this book.

Sweetie, by Kathryn Magendie: I'd not read anything of Kathryn Magendie's before, though I enjoy her blog. Sweetie is a great introduction to her writing, wonderfully lyrical, descriptive, and filled with sympathy for a wealth of fascinating Appalachian characters, all seen through the eyes of a young girl just beginning to grow up.

Never without Hope, by Michelle Sutton: This was a faster read--Christian romance with a difference, and Christians who aren't picture-perfect, who do make mistakes and do suffer the consequences--a surprisingly powerful tale of the modern world. And finally...

Warriors: Into the Wild, by Erin Hunter: Okay, you must have seen these books in the stores, with their gorgeous pictures of cats. Well, if you love cats and browse the children's book aisles you must have. And now that series 2 of Warriors is out, series 1 isn't quite so expensive, so my husband got them me for Christmas. The cats are great--the depiction of wild and tame, of Twoleg and clan, of nature red in tooth and claw and loyally faithful and true, is wonderful. I can hardly wait to start the next one.

So that was last week's reading, and this week there's plenty more... but the sun's come out. Ah well, I'll catch up some day; I'm not going to complain!

1 comment:

maryrussel said...

Sounds like lots of great reading. I don't know how you find the time to read and review so many of them. I'm lucky to find the time to read one book a week.