Monday, November 23, 2009

Books, books, books

So my "To-Read" pile has been growing increasingly larger in the past two months. I mean, good grief!

So it started when I ordered I Believe in Love

and Redeeming Love

on Amazon a while back. And I had full intentions of reading both. I've technically been reading I Believe in Love for two months... I open it randomly throughout the week but I've been preoccupied. Except not really...that was a lie. Sorry....

Redeeming Love was really not what I expected. It was really cheesy, idealistic, and kind of far fetched. I was hoping for a romance along the lines of A Walk to Remember. Redeeming Love was just not what I was looking for. Though I never finished it, I feel like I gave it a fair chance.

Then No Hitter let me borrow First Comes Love by Scott Hahn

from him a while back which I have really been wanting to read. I just feel guilty because I haven't finished I Believe in Love.

And it's the same story with Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

that Cray-Cray recommended to me. It was on sale at Barnes & Nobles for five buckaroos so I bought it. Now it's just floating around my room. Cold. Lonely. Neglected.

I am terrible.... I am a terrible girl.

That's not even the end. THEN there is Dear John. A romance novel by Nicholas Sparks.

I tried getting into that one at the beginning of the school year but couldn't for the life of me. I went to the New Moon midnight premiere the other night (That movie is another blog in itself, by the way) and they had a preview for the movie Dear John and it looked really good so now I HAVE to read it soon.

Lastly, and certainly not least is the Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind. I read the first which was fantastic and I've been itching to read the second. Hello?! Have you seen my "To-Read" list?! There isn't much action... It's love, faith, love, spirituality, love, family, love, romance, and love. Yes, these are all critical points in my life that should be worked on. But can't a girl have a few battles and adventures somewhere in the mix? I'm gonna go ahead and answer that question for you. "Yeah, girl. Hit 'em wit a kitty wig."

Thank you.

So that puts Stone of Tears on my list.

And I think I've decided to just go ahead and bump it to number one WITH I Believe in Love. That way I can read both and move on with my list...and my life. :)

What am I going to do with myself? Open a book, I guess.


  1. I'm really disappointed in myself lately. As an English major, I feel like it's my job to read "substantial" books...but after all this heavy reading for school, I just want to pick up something light and fluffy. So I start reading "substantial" books, and then kind of let them sit on my desk after a while. So sad.

    But there will be time for more reading after college :).

    Oh, and Dear John was great.

    Also, I recommend The Lovely Bones, which is somewhat disturbing, but great. There's a trailer for it coming out soon as well: