Monday, June 21, 2010

Wrap Up Spring Reading Thing 2010

These are the books I finished for The Spring Reading Thing Challenge this year.  There were seven others on my original list that I didn't get to.  I am a little disappointed that the number I finished was so low but, I guess we can only do what we can do.  That just leaves me with a ready made list to work on for the summer!

Throw Out Fifty Things by Gail Blanke (finished June 2010)

Love Is the Killer App by Ted Sanders (finished 5/2010)

Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom (finished 4/14/10) I really enjoyed this one.  Found it to be very inspiring.  It was a quick read; I was able to easily finish it in one day, probably about six hours time.

Numbers by Rachel Ward I just (3/23/10) finished this book and it made me angry. The writing never drew me in enough to really care about the characters until the very end of the story. Then at the end it just made me angry. In thinking about this and another book that made me have this strong a reaction, I'm realizing that the flaw in the stories is that there was no hope. In real life, there is ALWAYS hope. This is a fundamental belief in my life and yet I can read science fiction and fantasy and the like and suspend my reality enough to enjoy them. It's when there is no hope in a story that I just really can't
accept the story and really dislike the book.

Burn by Ted Dekker & Erin Healy (finished 3/17/10)

Skin by Ted Dekker (finished 5/26/10) I read this book entirely using the Kindle application on my iPhone. It was an interesting experience. I think that for a "quick read" like this it works for me but for more substantial reads, I still prefer a good old fashioned book. I guess it's at least nice to have the option.

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (finished 4/1/10) So now I've read Twilight and New Moon, and I think I'm finished with this series. I have enjoyed reading them and I think the story is great. The writing is just so laborious to plod through. Get to the point already! It shouldn't take 400 pages to get to the most exciting part of a book. Guess I'll wait for all of the movies to come out.


  1. Sometimes life is just like that with reading. Good for you for still reading some of them during the spring!

  2. Good attitude -- knowing that whatever you didn't finish this time around is ready for you this spring. I've been reading more on the Kindle app, and I agree that it works well for some things, but in other cases, I want a "real book." Enjoy your summer reading!

  3. Great job! I could not read Numbers either. Love Ted Dekker's books. Have a great summer.

  4. I read Throw Out 50 Things recently, too. Did you enjoy it? Did it make you throw stuff out?

  5. Thanks for visiting everyone.

    Lynn - I was already in the process of purging and donating items anyway so the Throw Out 50 Things book jus went along with the theme I guess. Also, I am a Professional Organizer so I try to read books along those lines regularly.