Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Bookish Update of Sorts....

I'm sorry for not posting for a whole week and a 3 days! I'm a bad blogger, I know. I'm 50% forgetful and 50% procrastinator, so if you're reading this thanks for sticking around :) Updates:

1. My dad, otherwise known as Man Who Gave Me Love for Books and Words In General, (I know, it's a long name. Actually, I'm the only one who calls him that.) bought me a book. Not just any book. THE book that I've been keeping my eye on for three months, waiting for it to go on sale. He bought me The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway and I finished it three days later. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone, although the writing style threw me off at first. It was a lot more sentimental than any other book by Hemmingway

2. I finished The Hobbit and Mockingjay this week. I'm not gonna lie, when I read the last few words of Mockingjay I cried a little inside. It's always like this when I finish a good trilogy/series. Goodbye, old friend!

3. Yesterday my dad (You know, MWGMLFBAWIG) took me to a Poetry Slam. It was nothing short of amazing and I can't wait to go again next month. He also took me book shop hopping afterwards where I bought the cutest and most expensive travel journal I've ever seen.

4. Today I was window shopping for books and I lamented to my sister the lack of online book review sites so you can steer clear of reads that are dishonoring to God. Well as I was Googling for something completely different, I came across this site that does exactly that! It's worth checking out if you're considering buying a book.

What have you been up to readers?
Are you getting sick of my book-ranting? If so, what other topics would you like to hear about? Honesty is welcome! :)

P.S. Doesn't this book look interesting?


  1. Oooh, ooh, ooh, can we see a picture of Walden? That would be awesome!

  2. I read The Old Man and the Sea a couple years ago and I really liked it! I thought it was a slow paced read, very relaxing (or at least most of the time). Lately I've been reading Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis. It's deep, but extremely interesting. Definitely stirs up the deeper thoughts. Alot of good stuff to blog about, but as you can see that's not really happening with me. I'm guess I'm a bad blogger too :)

  3. I just picked up The Help a few weeks ago, but haven't started it yet. :)

  4. Renate- soon! I'm still renovating some of the inside. As soon as I'm finished I promise I'll do a looong post with lots of pics of Walden :)

    Matthew- You're right. I think he captured the vibe of a sleepy ocean town perfectly. It was making me nostalgic for the sea :) Tell me what you think of Mere Christianity... it's on my booklist for me to read after I finish The Case for Faith (brilliant!) and I'd love to hear your thoughts!

    Melissa- I want to read that so badly, but none of the bookstores here carry it! Enjoy it

  5. I'll make sure to let you know what I think. I'm actually writing a book report on it for school so I'll have my thoughts all ready to go for you :)
    I haven't read the Case for Faith yet, but I did read the Case for Creation and that was a very good book. I'm sure the Case for faith is equally as amazing!