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    Reading Lately

    Here are some books I’ve been reading lately that fit into the 2016 Reading Challenge. This post includes affiliate links. Click on the book covers if you are interested in reading more about it on Amazon.  A book with a one-word title: Freefall by Kristen Heitzmann. I especially enjoyed the Hawaiian setting since some friends of ours spent 2 weeks in…

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    Reading Challenge Update

    I’ve recently joined Goodreads to more easily track my reading. You’ll notice the widget in the sidebar shows the books I’m currently reading. And yes, I usually have 3 or 4 going at once. I’m starting to be more purposeful in my reading again and picking titles that line up with the categories in the 2016 Reading Challenge that I’m…

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    Recently Read

    Lately I’ve been reading a lot of YA and light fiction, rather than following the 2016 Reading Challenge that I would like to complete this year. I do plan to get back to it before long, but for the past few weeks, the lighter fare has been a nice diversion. Here’s a list of some of my recent reading (and…

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    Reading Challenge Update

    Here is this month’s update on my progress with the 2016 Reading Challenge. You’ll notice that when I find an author I enjoy, I tend to read several of their books before moving on to someone else. A book with a theological viewpoint you disagree with: Love’s Pursuit by Siri Mitchell A book about abortion: Unplanned by Alana Terry (Ebook currently…

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    Free Kindle Books

    Disclosure: This post does include some affiliate links to Amazon, but other than that, it is not a sponsored post. I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy my Kindle. There is definitely something to be said for the touch and feel of a good old-fashioned printed paper book. However, having a Kindle has allowed me access to many more books…

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    Currently Reading

    I’m making good progress on the 2016 reading challenge I started in January. However, I have abandoned the idea of trying to read the books in the order listed. I’m not even sticking to one group at a time. Basically, I’m back to reading whatever I want, then trying to make the books fit in the categories listed. I don’t…

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    Currently Reading

    I mentioned in my New Year’s Post that I was taking on a reading challenge for 2016. So far I’ve finished 4 books which is on pace to finish The Obsessed Reader phase by the end of the year. Not sure if I’ll be able to maintain that pace or not, especially if I mix in books that don’t fit…

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    Currently Reading

    Currently Reading: All Things Hidden by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse Song of the Road (Route 66 Series) by Dorothy Garlock Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing a Novel Currently Listening To: Inescapable (Road to Kingdom Book #1) by Nancy Mehl Recently Read: Orchard of Hope by Ann H. Gabhart Runaway Saint by Lisa…

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    What I’m Reading This Spring

    My friend Sheila is participating in a blogging group that is sharing their reading lists and recommendations this week. While I’m not part of that group, I thought it would be fun to share my reading list anyway. I haven’t done any book reviews in a long time, so lately most of my reading has been library books. Our library…

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    I love my Kindle!

     As a lifelong avid reader I debated for a long time over whether to get an e-reader or not. Initially I didn’t want to spend the money– first on the device itself, and then on books to go on it. That seemed an extravagant luxury to me, as most of the books I’ve ever read have either been from the…