Friday, August 05, 2005


i just finished the 5th book by Wendy Holden they are all set in England mostly London and they were easy reads. i have found that when picking books at the library i lean toward authors that have numerous books and i like to start at the beginning even if you dont have to read them in order. then it gives me a list of books that i can read and i can be in and out of the library. i have yet to read one book that was recommended by my friend Laura because she said it is sad. so maybe once summer is over i will get that one. anyone else have any good books that i might enjoy?? Let me know. Thanks!


Katie Drake said...

hi mmm! i love you and miss you!!! i personally have a complete opposite reading habit than you! i am currently reading 3 books simultaneously. one is a psychology book The Neurotic Personality of Our Time, one is Confessions of a Shopaholic, and the other The Alchemist. If you haven't read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho before, you should. It's amazing and inspiring. last summer i read The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, that was good. The Plague by Albert Camus and Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse are also good classic lit that are really powerful.

Jill Blatt said...

I love to read anything by Nicholas Sparks (message in a bottle/the notebook/bend in the name a few) or anything by the Christian author Lori Wick. Lori's books are almost all series, and most are set either in old England with dukes and duchesses, or in old America with horse drawn carriages and such. They are both really easy reads...very easy to read into the night and not realize how late it is! Lori has probably 20 or more books to choose from.

Stephanie said...

I think I am coming to a point where I don't enjoy reading fiction too much. I try and try...I used to love reading fiction...I loved the whole shopaholic series...but lately I try to get into a book that's fun fictional reading, and I can't finish the book?!? I don't know what my problem is...ok, so all that said...

I would recommend reading 'Blue Like Jazz' by Don Miller. I liked that book a lot. It really caused me to think a lot about my faith and what it should be to me versus what it is. Also his other book, 'Searching for God Knows What'...that one was good too. Again, it caused me to think about how I view religion and stuff. There is another book I want to read,'Under the Overpass: A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America' by Mike Yankoski. Apparently as I grow older I seem to be more into books about people's opinions on life situations & that sort of thing. I really am getting old!!!??

Hope you find something you enjoy! :)

briangabriela said...

Hi Melissa Mae. Very nice that you have the habit of reading. It seems that you are very fast at reading and that is cool! :)

Ok, answering to your question:

I like to read everything that has to do with Finance & Accounting because my job requieres me to do so or motivational books as well.

The most recent one I read is one that my mom, who is a Tanatologist and currently attends human conduct courses, gave to my sister and I, called "Amale sin dejar de quererte" (Love him without quiting loving yourself) by Beberly Engel. My mom told me that it was not anything personal but that it's always good to read something like that if you are about or already in a relationship.

Another one that is great and Brian & I read and were suggested to read and comment by our Pastor who gave us our premarital counseling is "Saving your marriage before it starts" by Christian authors Les & Leslie Parrott. It was so interesting and I liked it so much.

And another one that we got too and have not gotten done reading yet, but is very interesting so far is "After you say I do", by H. Norman Wright.

Ok girl, for now I say bye and hope you are enjoying the rest of the weekend.

God bless,

Gabriela. :)

what... davidMac said...

"18 places not to stick your finger -and other useless pieces of information" i heard that is a good readh