What I Read Wednesday: 5 June 2019
Don Miller‘s memoir was a good read—he calls it “nonreligious thoughts on Christian spirituality.” If you are firmly rooted in your faith but remember the questions you’ve had along the way, you’ll relate to this book. If you’re afraid to ask questions, you won’t enjoy this book. This is the book they made into a movie (he documents that in A Million Miles in a Thousand Years)...I look forward to watching the movie!🍿
The poetry of Johnny Cash . ❤️ He was so brilliant, y’all—I don’t know if people know how deep he was, or how deep his faith was. What a treasure!
These next three are way out of the box for me—these are audio books that Noble chose for our road trip to Alabama last week. And we finished the last one on our drive into Houston today.
#book34 #lemonysnicket #whyisthisnightdifferentfromanyothernight
These books (and the Netflix series) are dark, but very, very clever. This one was the first audiobook I’ve ever listened to all the way through, and it was such a fun thing to experience with Bubby. We would pause it and predict what would happen next, or remark on a character’s choices. I was so surprised at how time flew by while we were listening!
This is the third book in a series both of our kids have thoroughly enjoyed (thanks for the recommendation, Miss Amanda !). About a chapter into this one, I was hooked, too. Again, it’s very clever and the characters are so well-developed. I just loved it!
Kayci has read all of Lois Lowry’s The Giver series. Noble started reading this, the second book, but didn’t get very far before he got distracted by something more exciting. This was the slowest-paced of the three books we’ve listened to, but it is also very smart and very sweet. The storyline is both predictable and surprising, if that’s possible. We picked up the next book from the library tonight, and I look forward to learning what happens next!
PSA—we checked all of these audiobooks out for *free* from the our local library . There’s also an app (Libby) where you can use your library card to check out audiobooks and ebooks for free. Try it!