I use to read ALL the time. They say law school graduates never read the same because all that reading burns you out. I am determined to prove that wrong. I read the most right when I finished college. I lived alone in a carriage house without cable or computer. I worked as a paralegal by day and at Lilly in the evenings/weekends. I checked out all my books from the same library my mom use to stroll me to as a toddler. Currently, I've tried to shift from watching less TV (now that Gossip Girl is dead ... what is TV!?!) to reading more and here is the result:
My closest friends started a Bible Study (best idea ever) and we read "The Gospel of Ruth" by Carolyn Curtis James. I reallllly enjoyed it and will never ever look at the book of Ruth the same. I highly recommend you dive in. I devoured the most recent Sophie Kinsella book "Wedding Night." She is my favorite author and of course I loved it ... but my favorite is still a toss up between Twenties Girl and the Shopaholics.
On my first OB visit, my doctor handed me a preggers book that could make an insomnia sleep (even though I still have plans to read it). I opted for Rosie Pope's "Mommy IQ" book instead and it was verrrry informative. I read it entirely on our ski trip opting for the Kindle version to keep our news mum. While at the beach, my bestie Effie recommended Melanie Shankle's "Sparkly Green Earrings." I am half way through and have laughed, cried, and thoroughly enjoyed. If you are preggo, these two are must-reads in my book.
Next up: "The Power of the Praying Wife" by Stormy Omartian (because I need to pray for my sweet husband more) and Jen Hatmaker's "An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess" (do I even need to say why ...). I am hoping to read more serious books while still slipping in my is-this-for-teenagers/this-is-funny-and-dumb/hi-Nicholas-Sparks-I-missed-you. Dish: what are your favorite books!?! Must reads? New reads?!! After I posted Heaven Is Here, you all made quite a few good suggestions in comments/emails/tweets that were much appreciated. Xoxo-BLC