Thursday, September 11, 2014

I've Been Reading...

One of my goals this month was to 1. FIND my missing books to read for fun and 2. Sit down and actually read them.  When we moved, my stack of books to read was shoved in a box of cds, camera accessories and then labeled techy stuff.  Not a helpful label - that's probably why it took me weeks to find the books.  Anyways, the books have been found and I've been making time to read every day.  Hooray!!  Let me tell you a little bit about them.

Homer's Odyssey
by Gwen Cooper
via Amazon
This book came highly recommended to me from all cat lovers.  I found myself eagerly turning pages to learn more about Homer and the people he encountered.  Cats never cease to amaze me and Homer's story is nothing short of impressive.  He achieved so much, enjoyed life, and never seemed phased by his blindness.  People doubted him and his abilities, but he proved early on that he was very smart.  I enjoyed reading about his adventures and his quirks.  His family was lucky to have him and I think they'd all admit that he's taught them a lot over the years.  I expected a sad ending as the book wrapped up, but instead finished the book feeling encouraged and eager to snuggle my own cats.  If you have a heart, or a soft spot for felines, definitely pick up this book today.

by Patsy Clairmont
via Amazon
The cover is cute and the whole book has a really positive vibe.  It's a quick read that makes you think about enjoying the little things in life and slowing down to savor the moment.  It's sectioned off like a book meant to be used in a bookclub or a light hearted Bible study.  There are Bible verse and character references throughout.  Each chapter ends with several thought provoking questions to read and answer.  They'd definitely be great conversation starters and fun to talk over with a group.  I found myself reading it and then writing my answers at the end of the chapter.
*I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.

Flora and Ulysses The Illuminated Adventures
Kate Dicamillo
 via Amazon
I am a huge Kate DiCamillo fan and came across this book in the Children's Library section of our local library.  I was excited to see something new from her and eagerly checked it out.  I know that I had high expectations because I have truly LOVED many of her other books (The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Because of Winn-Dixie and Mercy Watson).  I was disappointed.  I had a hard time sticking with it and was kind of confused by the whole book.  It was written like a graphic novel with pictures interspursed with the chapters, but it was boring.  I found reading it to be quite a chore and wish that there would have been more adventure to keep my interest.  I wouldn't recommend this particular book by DiCamillo and will choose to recommend the above mentioned books.

Now it's on to the next books in my stack.
Have you read any good books lately??
I'd love some reading suggestions!

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