Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Reading List

For Christmas I was blessed to received a Barnes and Noble Nook Color. Since then I have been doing a lot of reading. For someone who loves books like I do, this is the prefect thing. I have more books than I have room to house them, and with the Nook I can carry my whole library around in a case the size of a small book. I do however, still love holding and touching "real" books. There is just something about the feel of the pages at your finger tips and the smell of a new book, to which nothing can compare.

I actually read this book last summer. I was in one of my marathon reading spells where I just crave reading a good book. I had read several of Jon Katz's books on his dogs and his farm and was just hungry for more of that kind of reading. I went to the library and scanned the shelves and I ran across this book. I brought it home and begin reading and couldn't put the book down. I read it like a starved woman. I read it like I was devouring a buffet after a month of doing without food. I immediately begin looking for her second book. Chosen Forever. I was unable to find it at the library. So I was forced to moved on to something else.
Over the Christmas holiday's I was in town one day and went by Tractor Supply. I like to go there and look around ever so often. The smell of the place reminds me of when we had our mini farm and it makes me feel good. I picked up the latest copy of Urban Farm magazine and as I was heading to the register, I found a bin of discounted books. What to my surprise, there it was, Susan Richards book. Of course I grabbed it up.

I am not disappointed by it. She continues the same great writing that was in her previous book. Today while searching the Internet for more books by Susan, I found this one. It was available for download on my Nook. Of course it is now in my e-library. I look forward to starting it. I'm sure it won't disappoint.

This one is about a subject that I love. Goats and all things goat related. I never dreamed that I would become such a lover of all things goat. After having goats for a time, and having to move back to the city living, I find myself longing more and more for the farm life. Goats are one of my favorite farm animals to have and raise. I hope that it won't be to long before I can again have the pleasure of owning goats.

Of course this one is just another in the long line of goat related literature that I possess. I haven't read it yet but plan to soon.

After reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan, I knew I wanted to read more books about people who were radically living for God. So this one seemed to fit the bill. It is a book in progress, one that I am reading a bit at a time.
This one is a tough one. I read about this one some time back. I wanted to read it then, but I hesitated. I just wasn't in the right place emotionally to tackle this sort of book. It just seemed to difficult to undertake at the time. When I saw it was available on Nook, I purchased it. I was saving it for the right moment to begin. That moment came last night. I was only able to read a little of the book before having to stop. It is just such an emotionally draining book. It is good, but heavy. So this one will be read slowly. At times when I feel I can take a little more in without it being to distressing on my psyche.

And finally, The Dirty Life. What can I say about this one. It was the first one I purchased on my Nook on Christmas day. I begin reading it the day after Christmas when we were "snowed in." I was pulled into the book in such a way that I haven't been for some time. It was as though I were in the book. As though I was in Upstate New York working this farm. It was an awesome read. Just the kind I like, and was just perfect for the long leisurely days after Christmas.
You may have noticed these books have one thing in common...they are all non-fiction books. Most of them are memoirs This I have come to realize is my favorite type of book to read.

**If you would like to read more about each book you can click on the photo and it will take you to a site with more information on each one. **

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