I don’t know if you know this about me, but I love to read. I still remember the day when I was 7 and my parents were watching the movie Last of the Mohicans. So not my cup of tea. I didn’t want to go to my room, so I picked up a book. I think it was the first book in the Girlfriends series. Maybe? Anyhow, I started reading it and got HOOKED on books.
In fact, it’s my answer now when someone asks me what I like to do for fun. I read. Learning is so important and I love learning new things about my favorite subjects. And since I read pretty quickly, I get to learn a lot. Yeah, I’m a nerd like that.
So I thought I’d share some of the books I’ve read recently. They were so good, you should check them out, too.
Stripped Down. My friends Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo are two of my favorite podcasters. They recently released their book, Stripped Down, to give couples the 13 keys to unlocking intimacy in your marriage. It’s a quick, easy read and it gives so much useful information. Ian and I have started focusing on recreational intimacy by working out and it has been great. I didn’t even know it was a category. Be sure to check it out.
Sew Liberated. This book is so cool. I’m learning how to sew right now (more than just curtains) and this book has totally inspired me. I’m going to make Isaiah the felt baby book in there for Christmas and I’m hoping to make myself a new purse in my spare time (ha ha).
Handmade Home. Another sewing book full of cute crafts. I love that this book focuses on upcycling – reusing old materials. I really want to make the picnic blanket as a gift for someone and there are some easy looking projects in there that I can use for decorating the kids’ room. I need a lot of help with that.
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. Donald Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz (I still need to read this book) wrote this last year. I purchased it after signing up for his Storyline Conference in Portland. If you can, you must go to this in January. I may even go again. Anyway, this book is about living your life as if it were a screenplay for a movie. Would anyone want to watch it? Ponder this.
Write to the Bank. Dan Miller shares some excellent tips for turning your writing into income. I got an amazing deal on it and even got it in audio and e-book format in addition to 3-ring binder. (I got to spend a little time with Dan at the Storyline Conference a few weeks ago. Really nice guy.)
Herbal Medicine. I had to buy this book after I renewed it at the library, oh, six times. It’s full of lots of great herbal information to help you prevent and cure all sorts of ailments. Herbal Medicine seems to be geared to the beginner, giving a good foundation of herbal knowledge. I highly recommend adding it to your library if you’re a fan of natural healing.
His Needs, Her Needs. Right now Ian and I are reading this book together. We are having a great time snuggling and taking turns reading aloud. It totally goes in line with what Tony and Alisa have to say and is a great resource in addition to their book. According to His Needs, Her Needs, Ian’s greatest need is sex (duh) and mine is affection (yup). It’s giving us both great pointers for meeting each others needs better.
Out Live Your Life. Thomas Nelson Publishers is sending me Max Lucado’s latest book to review. I’ll be sharing my review here and most likely recommending it.
Get Naked: Stripping Down to Money and Marriage. Derek Sisterhen does a weekly podcast at pastdueradio.com where he talks about life and finances. Great stuff. He put out an especially great show on simplifying that you should definitely listen to. His book is targeted at those married five years or less, but there’s something in there for any married couple to learn from. I love the title.
The Creative Family. Yet another sewing/craft book from the author of Handmade Home. What can I say, I love projects.
What’s on your reading list?
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