What Are You Reading 4/28/14

It's that day of the week where I add 20 more books to my "To Read" list, thanks to memes like this.  :-)

Did you know Agatha Christie wrote under the name Mary Westcott in her younger years?  I learned that here: http://youmeandacupofteablog.blogspot.com/2014/04/its-monday-life-school-and-pursuit-of.html

I'm currently reading:

For Inspiration
Although I love the women, and love their stories, I find this very hard to read.  I think it could have benefited from a better editor.  It does make me want to read Happy, Happy, Happy by Phil though...  (I just finished the Believing God study by Beth Moore, and was not ready for anything too heavy right now.  I'm still working through the bible in a year at youversion, and we're doing He Speaks To Me by Priscilla Shirer in sunday school  - I've already read that before, it's very good.  I'm doing the Abiding Love study with #HelloMornings too - but that's not really reading, and it's a super light easy study.)

For Education:
I just finished Longitude the other day and picked this for my next historical read..  I'm not far enough in to know how good it is.  Longitude was excellent.

Loaded on my phone but haven't started yet:

For fun:

recommended by a friend, these are similar in tone, I think, to the Stephanie Plum series?  We'll see...
description from goodreads- 
I'm Lexi Carmichael, geek extraordinaire. I spend my days stopping computer hackers at the National Security Agency. My nights? Those I spend avoiding my mother and eating cereal for dinner. Even though I work for a top-secret agency, I've never been in an exciting car chase, sipped a stirred (not shaken) martini, or shot a poison dart from an umbrella.
Until today, that is, when two gun-toting thugs popped up in my life and my best friend disappeared. So, I've enlisted the help of the Zimmerman twins—the reclusive architects of America's most sensitive electronic networks—to help me navigate a bewildering maze of leads to find her.
Along the way, my path collides with a sexy government agent and a rich, handsome lawyer, both of whom seem to have the hots for me. Hacking, espionage, sexy spy-men—it's a geek girl's dream come true. If it weren't for those gun-toting thugs...
For Farm:
Barnheart  by Jenna Woginrich
copied from goodreads:Whether they’re about raising chickens or herding sheep, the tales of Jenna Woginrich have caught the imagination of thousands of young homesteaders. As she learns traditional farming skills by trial and error, Woginrich records her offbeat observations and poignant moments with honesty, humility, and humor.
In BarnHeart, she lands at a small rented farm and struggles to find her place in a reserved rural community filled with working farmers who are scraping by and wealthy vacation-home owners with fancy barns that never house livestock. Although her barnheart ; a term Woginrich coins to describe her state of longing for a farm of her own — never subsides, she makes do on her rented farmstead, caring for her sheep, chickens, geese, ducks, rabbits, a goat, and a turkey, until relationships sour and she’s abruptly forced to leave. Where will she and her animals go? Will she finally be able to afford the farm she always dreamed of?

Even when dealing with cranky neighbors, small-town politics, and the loneliness that comes with running a farm on her own, Woginrich never loses her sense of humor. Readers will recognize themselves and find inspiration in this appealing story of longing and striving for a more authentic life

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Comments

  1. lots of reading options for you and new to me titles - have a great reading week!

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