A Reading Holiday

I’m so excited for the week ahead. My lovely sister-in-law won my wife and I trip to Mexico just before Christmas. Now, it’s time to pack our bags and make the trip to the sun and sand. I have my Kobo and Kindle apps loaded with books to read on this vacation. I cannot wait to spend a week in the sun, with a drink in one had and a book in the other.

We are using this opportunity to rejuvenate and get ready for the adventures ahead of us. And that means lots of reading for me. I’ll be finishing the two books I have on the go now (The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling and Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster – the Creators of Superman by Brad Ricca). And I hope to get a couple other books under my belt too.

While I’m away I won’t be posting but plan to be right back at it once I get home. I’m really excited to get to reading and posting a review or two. Enjoy the week ahead, I know I will!

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Review – Finding God’s Will

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This was one of the books I got through BookBub, it’s a great place to get ebooks at a discounted rate for most ereaders. I was drawn in by the synopsis of the book, and was glad I took the time to read Matte’s book.

Finding God’s Will deals with how to find what it is that God wants in your life. To provide an example for how to do this Matte uses the story of Moses.

Though I enjoyed this read it has its shortcomings as well. The biggest being that Matte seems to pull further and further from the parallels of Moses and how to find our faith as the book progresses (mostly in the last couple of chapters). Aside from that I found the book to be quite insightful.

As well as being a great read I found it to be motivational. It helped push me in my relationship with God, and the what it is I’ll be doing next in my life journey. As one job ended I now look for the next. While feeling a little down this helped me to see that I need to keep looking to God as I search for the next adventure.

2016 Reading Challenge – To Kill a Mockingbird

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To Kill A Mockingbird could easily fill the criteria for many categories for this challenge. I decided to pick this one for a few reasons, primarily because we lost the author a short time ago. It was sad, but solidified my resolve to read this book for this challenge.

It’s interesting that when you reread a book, or watch a movie, you pick up on things that you missed the first time around or forgot. Anyone that’s read this book is sure to remember two particular moments:
1. The trial of of Tom Robinson
2. The two times Jem and Scout have an interaction with Boo.

After this reading I realized these are just a small portion of Harper Lee‘s masterpiece. The rest of the book is similar to Stephen Leacock‘s novel Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. We have a glimpse into the small town of Maycomb. Lee introduces us to some wonderfully quirky characters, aside from the ones you all probably remember. Moments that were great to re-imagine while reading made for an exciting second read. In particular the making of the snow/mudman.

If you’re a fan of Harper Lee, or To Kill a Mockingbird I’d suggest picking it up again and giving another go. You might come across several surprises that you have forgotten about since the last time you read the book.

BookBub – Savings on Ebooks

Are you a reader of ebooks? I like to have a book with me in case I get stuck somewhere for an extended amount of time without company. So, I’ve started using ebooks for this purpose because I always have my phone with me. I’ve been using both Kindle and Kobo because some books are only available on one or the other. Now, since Emily and I have won a trip to Mexico I wanted to make sure I had some books for the time that we spend by the pool (Emily will probably be swimming most of the time). So, I wanted to stock up on some books.

To make picking up books even easier, Emily told me all about BookBub! BookBub will send you an email each day with books they think you will like. When you signup you let them know what you like to read. Each book in the email will have links for both Kindle and Kobo. Sometimes you’ll come across a bestseller, if that is what you really like. If that wasn’t enough all books brought to your email will be discounted, and some will even be free! Now who doesn’t like a discount, or free?

So far I’ve already downloaded:
Valkyrie’s Vengeance by Melissa Snark
The Emperor’s Edge Collection (Books 1, 2 & 3) by Lindsay Buroker
Finding God’s Will by Gregg Matte
Faithing It by Cora Jakes-Coleman
Praying Backwards by Bryan Chapell
Frostborn Omnibus One by Jonathan Moeller
Raspberries and Vinegar by Valerie Comer
A Question of Will by Alex Albrinck

I really enjoy options, so I’ll continue to add to the library until we head to Mexico in April. I also really like being introduced to new authors and books that I might not normally pick up and read. This allows me to do just that.

If you want to signup just follow this link.