17 Favorite Non-Fiction Reads of 2012

Have I mentioned my new-found love for list.ly?  Yeah, it's awesomely easy and a great way to connect with others!  You can like (or dislike) items on this list, share the list, indicate you've read the book ... so much fun!  So go ahead ... like, dislike, share, or even add books to the list!! C'mon, join the fun!! :) I read well over 200 books this year, about 2/3 of them were non-fiction.  So, I thought I'd share my favorites.  And so, here you have my favorite non-fiction reads of ... [Read More]

Because Really, You Can’t Do It All!Work Shift by Anne Bogel

I have a longstanding issue with the word balance.  A couple of years ago I wrote several posts on the topic of Lopsided Living encapsulating my ideas on purposefully pursuing an unbalanced life.  I've questioned the biblical veracity of this modern notion of balance and the practicality of attempting to live it out.  In both cases I've come up with the same answer ... it's no good. Work Shift by Anne Bogel, writer of Modern Mrs. Darcy,  beautifully explains another view of this same "balance ... [Read More]

{Clean} Fiction Recommendations

It's no big secret I'm a reader.  I love a good book.  For most of my adult life, I've been an avid reader of nonfiction.  But since I got my Kindle (and with it access to a plethora of free e-books), I have noticed I read a lot more fiction.  However, with all those free e-books, it can be hard to know what is worth reading.  So, how about a list of some {clean} fiction recommendations? The Lineage of Grace series by Francine Rivers.  Oh my word!  Each of ... [Read More]

{Top Ten} Books to Encourage a Weary Heart

It's no secret around here that I love my Kindle ... I mean, I really love my Kindle.   So much so that I have convinced several others to get Kindles just because I rave about mine so much. But ... I still love the feel of a book in my hand.   My whole life I've had a love affair with books.   There are photos of me as a toddler curled up in my crib holding the book I was "reading" before I fell asleep.   Similar photos have been snapped throughout my life.   It's not unusual for my husband ... [Read More]