Welcome to my weekly Book-ish post where I share what I’ve been reading and watching recently. If you missed it, you can see my Reading Goals for 2018 and 44 Books I Plan to Read This Year.
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And it’s week #3 of reading 3 books in a week! I’m so excited that I’m continuing on with this trend!
1. The Hormone Reset Diet
I saw this audiobook on the Libby app and it intrigued me so I ended up listening to it and found it interesting. I didn’t agree with all of it (the author is pretty anti-grains and I find that grains make me feel so much better!), but I found many of her thoughts insightful and I actually felt really encouraged by it to realize how healthy I feel and that I’m not experiencing most of the the signs of hormone issues that she mentions in the book.
(I just recently downloaded the Libby app and am loving it. It’s like a modern version of Overdrive. It’s free and you can “check out” audiobooks and ebooks from your library through it. They have a pretty wide selection and I think I won’t run out of audiobooks to listen to for a very long time. Here are 8 ways to get audiobooks for free.)
2. The Weight of Glory
So, full confession, I haven’t read a lot of books by C.S. Lewis, but I picked this book up because my friend, Jamie, was reading it and she encouraged me to read it, too. It’s a collection of various essays by C.S. Lewis on a variety of topics.
I read it really slowly because I struggled to really comprehend what many of the essays meant. And I think that I still didn’t get a lot of it. But it was good to challenge myself to read something that was stretching and I really enjoyed parts of it and other parts made me think in a good way.
3. The Touch
This is a beautiful, short book that I really enjoyed. I picked it up for free from My Reader Rewards and didn’t have any expectations for it, but ended up really loving it. Have you read it?
When I Find Time to Read
People are always asking me how I find time to read. Honestly, it’s because I love to read, because I’ve chosen to prioritize it, because I don’t have a lot of other hobbies, and because I can’t not read. Also, when you love something, you usually can find ways to get creative to find time to fit it in — even if it’s in the little nooks and crannies of life.
I wrote a post on 3 ways to find more time to read — even when life is busy. And here are 7 more ways to find time to read.
Wow, thanks for sharing about the Libby app! I just downloaded it and it was SO easy! I’m excited to dive into even more books now.
LOVED “The Touch”. I got it when My Reader Rewards was Tyndale Rewards.
Tosha Kelly says
I’m currently reading “Skeletons on the Zahara” and “The Five Love Languages”. Both are so good!!
This week I have read Number the Stars, and I have two chapters left of The Hiding Place. Next up is Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.
From your recommendation I finally read “Carry On, Mr. Bowditch “. I loved it! Thanks!
I’m currently reading “Educating the Whole-Hearted Child” by Clay and Sally Clarkson. (I noticed you endorsed the version I’m reading, by the way) I’m sure I’ll be reading this one for awhile! It’s a long one…I’m also reading “Born to Win” by Zig Ziglar. It’s an easy but thought provoking read. I basically read for awhile while waiting at the airport and about half an hour besides and I’m half way through.
Crystal Paine says
I love that book by the Clarksons!
I just finished “On Trails”. I love to hike and it was fascinating to learn about the origins of trail building, animals that build trails, etc. I never thought I could be so interested in a chapter about how ants make trails but I was!
Crystal Paine says
That sounds like an interesting book!
Have you read These Is My Words by Nancy’s Turner? I loved it.
Crystal Paine says
I haven’t! Thanks for the recommendation!