I read a lot. I have, ever since I was little. I remember coming home from the library in elementary school with stacks of books in my arms. I'd immediately get to work reading them that night, and would usually finish an entire stack of 10-15 books before they were due two weeks later.
Of course, those consisted mainly of Babysitter's Club and Sweet Valley Twins books. My taste has matured somewhat since then, but there is still nothing better for me than putting on some sweats, heating up a mug of hot chocolate, and curling up with a good book.
I would like to spotlight some of the books I've read here on the blog. I'm thinking maybe once a week, or once every other week, since I'm no longer reading 10 books in one week like I did when I was little! We'll see what people's interest level is...so let me know!
The first book I want to spotlight is The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver.
I started this a couple months ago, and read the entire thing in a few days. It's a story about a family who goes to Congo as missionaries, and the resulting story of each of the parents and four daughters. Each family member takes turns telling the story through different chapters.
What I like about this book:
- A very interesting and engaging plot, with real characters
- Gave me a lot to think about in terms of my faith, what it looks like to others, and how to best reach others
- Taught me more about Congo and the people over there, as well as the political climate over there during the twentieth century
What I didn't like:
- It got a little confusing switching around between family member's perspectives, and it also takes jumps in time that can be a little disorienting for the reader.
That's it! I loved it! I would encourage everyone to check it out.