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What Readers Are Reading: February '08

  • Crosswalk Readers
  • 2008 17 Feb
What Readers Are Reading:  February '08

What’s the best way to find out what books are good reads?  Why … from other readers, of course!  So how does that type of word-of-mouth scenario work in the online community?  Look no further than’s Books Forum.  Here’s what our readers say they’re reading this month. …

I'm currently reading Donal Grant by George MacDonald and a collection of short essays by C. S. Lewis.

Once Upon a Summer by Janette Oke.  The Redemption of Sarah Cain by Beverly Lewis.  The Schoolmaster's Daughter by Meredith Resce.  The Schoolmaster's Bride by Meredith Resce.

The Brides of Lancaster Country series by Wanda Brumsetter.

The Art of Fiction, a collection of talks by Ayn Rand.

Just finished Reaching Out:  The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life by Henri J. M Nouwen.  For school, Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality by Mark McMinn.  And for fun, Now and Not Yet by Jennifer Marshall.

I've been reading unChristian by David Kinnaman.  Great book.  All Christians should read it.

I'm currently reading The Birth of an Island by Francois Clement.  Published in French in 1973.  English translation published in 1975 by Simon and Schuster.  If you enjoy these holocaust,/last survivors on earth type of novels, this one is good and different.  Recommended.

Ordered everything by John L. Moore from after reading The Breaking of Ezra Riley several times.  Also Leaving the Land was one of his best.  NonChristian, but very good for parents of social teens:  Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads by Rosalind Wiseman (dealing with difficult parents in your child's life).  The Five Love Languages of Your Teenager.

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.  I love a good science fiction novel.  I read the first chapter of The War of the Worlds last night, too.

The Clumsiest People in Europe:  Or, Mortimer's Bad-Tempered Guide to the Victorian World edited by Todd Pruzan.  In the late 19th century Mrs Mortimer wrote three books detailing countries of the world and the people who lived in them.  Unfortunately, Mrs. Mortimer experienced severe xenophobia, and the books are a collection of misinformed and appalling prejudices.  What makes it even more humourous, as well as even more appalling, is Mrs. Mortimer only left her native England twice in her life.  Pruzan's book is a selection of Mrs. Mortimer's three books and is an interesting look at prejudice in the Victorian World but also an interesting comment of prejudice in today's society.  Also, Million Dollar Dilemma by Judy Baer.

Demon Lord of Karanda by David Eddings.  The Mabinogion, a collection of Welsh traditional/mythological tales.

Love in the Time of Cholera.  Great so far.

6 Rules Every Man Must Break by Bill Perkins.

The Intelligent Investor (1949 edition) by Benjamin Graham.  I've meant to read it for years.  Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by Philip Fisher will be next.

I'm about to start reading The Five Love Languages.  And other than that, I'm a homeschooling mom.  So I read EVERYTHING I can get my hands on!!

Read Secret Believers by Brother Andrew and A Thousand Shall Fall by Susi Hasel Mundy a few weeks ago.  And I've also read Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Deibler Rose … just finishing it two days ago and now I'm reading Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas.  Almost half-way through!  Loved and am loving them all!

I'm on a big biography kick right now.  For fun I am reading Queen Elizabeth the Second's biography and also one of the late actress Natalie Wood.

The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian. Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge. Private Justice by Terri Blackstock.  And Ritalin Free Kids (can't do justice to author's name).

I was in a chat one day, and there was this big hype over a book.  I bought it.  It was really cheap.  It's called 90 Minutes in Heaven. By Don Piper with Cecil Murphey.  My hubby and I are reading it together. So far, it's a great book.

Just started Charismatic Chaos by John MacArthur.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (the first book).

The Life You've Always Wanted by John Ortberg.

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