Thursday, January 01, 2009

2009 Reading List

This is my running list of books which I'm reading or hope to read in 2009. Books in red have been READ....If I've reviewed it on the blog, the title should be a different color. You can click the title to read the review.

The Holy Bible

The Duggars: 20 and Counting! - Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar
Ten P's in a Pod - Arnold Pent III
To Fly Again - Gracia Burnham
The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelsohn
Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth - Kristen Iversen
The Romanovs - Robert K. Massie
Dawn - Elie Wiesel
Night - Elie Wiesel
The Testament - Elie Wiesel

Heartfelt Discipline - Clay Clarkson
Biblical Parenting - Crystal Lutton
A Turansky Book
I Do Again - Cheryl & Jeff Scruggs
Intimate Issues - Linda Dillow & Lorraine Pintus
For Couples Only - Shaunti & Jeff Feldhahn
When God Writes Your Love Story - Eric & Leslie Ludy

The Maker's Diet - Rubin - Maybe. LOL
What the Bible Says About Healthy Living - Rex Russell
Never Say Diet - Chantel Hobbs
The 15 Minute Meal Planner - Emilie Barnes & Sue Gregg

The Out of Sync Child - Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.
The Joyful Home School - Mary Hood
The Out of Sync Child has Fun - Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.
Preparing Sons to Provide for a Single-Income Family - Steven Maxwell

Christian Life
Clutter-FREE Christianity - Robert Jeffress
A Place of Quiet Rest - Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Flashpoints - Stephen Arerburn
Daring to Dance with God - Jeff Walling
A New Kind of Christian - Brian McLaren
Sparklng Gems from the Greek: 365 Greek Word Studies for Every Day of the Year.... Rick Renner

Non- Fiction - Misc
Christian Writers’ Market Guide 2009 - Sally Stuart

Fiction - pure fluff for enjoyment!!
A Prize for Princess - Rex Stout
Ransomed Dreams - Amy Wallace
Death of a Garage Sale Newbie - Sharon Dunn
Sassy Cinderella - Sharon Dunn
Desperate Pastors' Wives - Ginger Kolbaba & Christy Scannell
A Matter of Wife and Death - Ginger Kolbaba & Christy Scannell
All the Maxine & Stretch series by Sue Henry
All the Meg Langslow books by
The Blight Way - Patrick F. McManus

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.
2008 in Review: First Sentence Meme

I saw on Lisa's blog. She found it at Small World. I thought this looked like a fun way to summarize 2008. 2009 begins my fourth year of blogging. In 2008 I posted 763 entries (that's down 255 entries from 2007). I've reviewed countless books, shared private thoughts, a zillion photos (not sure how to count them all) and believe I've met my goal of keeping family and friends connected with our family. These excerpts are not necessarily what I would consider the MOST IMPORTANT things I've blogged about in 2008 (M/M's don't show up even ONCE), but this exercise does give a sample of the conversation of my life in 2008.

How to Play.
1) Look back to your archives for 2008.
2) Collect the first sentence you wrote every month for the whole year. (This doesn't have to be the literal first day of the month--just the first post.)
3) Entertain us on your blog, link back
here, and post a comment here with the link to your blog. (And if you're blogless, just remember the first sentence you spoke every month for the whole year and post it here. LOL)
1 January
The most shocking discovery of the day was that someone had gone into my My Space and changed the photo, added photos, and changed the background to bright pink and BARBIE!!!!

1 February
Jamin is meeting with three publishers today.

3 March
Have you ever heard of Bocce?

1 April
We have a Ticket System in our home.

1 May
Mike has trained us all well. (Title - Do Your Research; entry about local gyms.)

1 June
There have been changes in the planning at the local chapel and today is the day they were implemented.

1 July
Warning - if you've got me on the pedestal, I'm about to be vulnerable again. ::snort:: (Title - Choosing Joy in Seasons of Discontent)

Later that day: Early this morning Josiah began moving boxes.

1 August

2 September
I began this blog 3 years ago on Labor Day, September 5, 2005.

1 October
Our house is very quiet with Jared (14) gone for the week.

1 November
I called Deja for friend support.

1 December
This begins Nutcracker crunch week.

(Pssst....reviewing the sentences for Aug - Dec illustrates for me WHY I'm so tired lately. It's been a full fall).

This took longer than I expected so I won't write about my "Word of the Year" quite yet....and I'd like to recap the road that the word "surrender" has taken me on....but those posts require a bit more thought and quiet....and today is my last day with BreAnne and David. LOL

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.