***Warning - Really long post with no pictures! Hee hee!***
Oh, hi there! Totally took a little blog break there. Christmas and New Year's was so filled with fun and family that I totally missed the "Hello 2012" rigmarole that most of the other blogs are doing right now and which you're probably tired of by now anyway. It's good to be different, right? So instead of jumping through that hoop, lets talk books.
Another year gone by, another list of books rated by me...
Loved (!) Enjoyed (*) OK (/) Didn't enjoy (-) Hated (#)
In His Steps by Charles Sheldon (*)
Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin (/)
Six Months to Live by Lurlene McDaniels - A blast from the past: as in I read this when I was in junior high! (/) But when I was in Jr. High it was a (!!!)
Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman by Gladys Aylward (*)
The Case of the Dinosaur Birds by John Erickson (*)
The Case of the Dancing Cowboy by John Erickson (*)
Ten Boys Who Changed the World by Irene Howat (/)
My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers (*)
The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis (*) I listened to the audio version, but I'd recommend going hardcopy! This is a book that engages your mind, and there were some places where I would have wanted to re-read and think about it a little before moving on.
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan (/)
Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis (*)
The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis (*)
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott (*)
True Devotion by Dee Henderson (/)
The Tempest by William Shakespeare (-)
The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson (/)
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young (*)
A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken (*)
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (!)
Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery (!)
Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery (!)
Anne of Windy Poplars by L. M. Montgomery (!)
Anne's House of Dreams by L. M. Montgomery (!)
Anne of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery (!)
Rainbow Valley by L. M. Montgomery (!!!!) Love those manse children!
Rilla of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery (!)
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation translated by Seamus Heaney (* believe it or not!)
The Bible Smuggler by Louise A. Vernon (-)
Ink on His Fingers by Louise A. Vernon (-)
God's Smuggler by Brother Andrew (!!!) Couldn't put it down.
John and Betty Stam: Missionary Martyr by Vance Christie (*)
Stick to the Raft by Mrs. George Gladstone (/)
Design*Sponge at Home by Grace Bonny (!)
Macbeth by William Shakespeare (*)
Boyhood and Beyond by Bob Schultz (*)
***** Move to an new era... e-reading*****
D. L. Moody A Worker In Souls by Gamaliel Bradford (/)
Lessons From the Life and Death of D. L. Moody by R. A. Torrey (/)
Rolf and the Viking Bow by Allen French (/)
Mystery of History Vol. 2 by Linda Lacour Hobar (*)
How To Pray by R. A. Torrey (/)
My Mates and I by Mrs. O. F. Walton (/)
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (*)
A few friends have asked me if I like e-reading as well as hard copy reading. To tell the truth, I didn't know if I'd like it as well. But after several months of e-reading, I can say I love it. This post is long enough, so next time we'll talk about which reader I use, why I picked it, and why I love it.
Happy New Year! And happy reading!