Now here I am, in the middle of nowhere, with no TV, no cell service, and only the internet and the pool for a distraction!! I'm loving it!! We've been here 2 weeks and I've already finished a 480 page book, which a similar size book from the same author took me over a year a few years back, and the sequel took about 5 months!! Of course, sweet Madison doesn't allow me to do much reading with her running around, but I do have nap times for the most part, as long as I have kept up with other household things during other times.
Thanks to my friend Jenny, (THANKS for this info Jenny!!), I've also joined a few blogging review programs (google it and you'll find tons!) from various publishers I tend to favor. It's amazingly simple, and you get free books, to keep!! There are only certain books you can choose from, and they seem to be mostly new on the market. You have to have a blog (check) and like to read (check) and agree to write a 200 word review on the book and stick a little note at the end that this publishing company sent you the book free for the reviewing... easy enough (and check!) Send them the link and the book is yours to keep, and you don't have to pay postage either!! Not only will this help build my collection, but since there are only certain books you can choose from, it will help broaden my collection into books I may not have picked up otherwise. So yes, you can look for my blogging book reviews in a short while. It also helps living in the middle of nowhere, where there isn't a library close at hand. I joined 4 publishers blogging review sites, for more selection as well. If I don't have time, I just don't request a new one. Pretty stinkin' simple!!
So, I have posted a new tab up top with my wish list of books to read. Some have been on this list a very very long time, and some were started but not finished, or barely started at all. My personal rules are to rotate between fiction and non-fiction, or it would be very easy to just read the fiction forever. It's my favorite, and I am much faster at reading them. But, I'm pretty excited about the whole thing to be honest... so, I'm going to go start my next non-fiction book right now!! Simplify Your Spiritual Life by Donald Whitney. I had his wife for class in SWI and she was wonderful!!! Aaron also had him for a professor and he is one of the best! He's also written Spiritual Disciplines for he Christian Life. A book Aaron and I have both read a few years ago... highly recommended, and I'm sure this one will be too!!