A Little Summer Reading and a Giveaway

Books…I love me some books.  And I’m talking about the real, honest to goodness, Paper And Binding kind. I love to smell those books, fan the pages of those books, and feel the heft of those books as I use them to swat the back-end of a hornet.  Can an i Pad, Kindle, or Nook do that?  I. Think. Not.

We love books so much around here, that we have five full bookcases, in the basement, housing books we’ve read and loved so long that we just can’t bear to part with them.  Oh, yes indeedy! And I’m not even counting the bookcase exploding with books from my elementary teaching days or the books my children have outgrown. I do believe I might have just nominated myself for an intervention.

Now, Sweetman counts textbooks among some of his favorites down in the Basement Library (as we affectionately call it), but he’s crazy like that.  I mean, we’re talking about a man who is reading “The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach” by Michael R. Licona.  For fun.  FOR THE LOVE, people!

Below is a “small” stack of books that I hope to get through by summer’s end.  One of these books I’m rereading for inspiration and information.  The rest are all new to me. (And this doesn’t even include “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” by Lysa TerKeurst, the next Online Bible Study I’ll be participating in  over at Proverbs 31 Ministries!)


To celebrate the fact that summer is really and truly almost here (the kids only have school for three more days. LORD BE NEAR!), I’m doing my very first giveaway.  All you have to do is leave a comment below with the book you are most looking forward to reading over the summer.  The rest is up to the random picker thingy at random.org.  Easy peasy!  (I’ll close out the giveaway on Friday, June 21st at 6:00 p.m Eastern Standard Time.)

If you’re the lucky commenter, you’ll be sent a copy of “Sparkly Green Earrings” by Melanie Shankle and, “A Little Salty To Cut the Sweet” by Sophie Hudson.  Both of these books are delightful and poignant summer reads – or anytime reads, really. These two first-time authors are also two very funny bloggers, Big Mama and Boomama, respectively.

Sparkly Green Earrings A Little Salty To Cut The Sweet

So, tell me, whatcha’ reading???

Get to sharin’!

20 thoughts on “A Little Summer Reading and a Giveaway

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  2. Really awesome giveaway. Just finished reading Twice Tempted By Jeaniene Frost applenote.jamie(at)gmail.(com)

  3. I’m re-reading “authentic beauty” by Leslie Ludy! It is my favorite book and is so encouraging. I hope to finish it by the end of the summer– Mary

  4. Oh wow, please enter me! I love to read and just got through reading Gone With The Wind (again). I’m not sure what is next on my list, but I’m heading to the library tomorrow.

  5. Karen Kingsbury books are my favorite to read during breaks from school or anything Francine Rivers books!

  6. Dear friend,
    What a fun giveaway…I seriously need to read something funny, like asap 🙂 Our girl is reading the series about Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan so I am reading it now and it gives us another talking point…I am reading and loving Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero. Happy Monday 🙂 and that is not an oxymoron 🙂

  7. Oh Missy, another reason I just love you so much. I also LOVE books and have too many laying around or in cases that I haven’t even started! I am trying to read through “1,000 Gifts” but keep going back to my book for my OBS studies. Thanks for a great and fun blog post. You rock girl!

  8. Oooh, a giveaway! How fun! I, too, have a growing list of good reads I’ve been meaning to start. But I’m most looking forward to finishing ‘Greater’ by Steven Furtick. It’s been sitting on my shelf for far too long. Guess I’d better crack-a-lackin’, eh?

  9. Richard Rohr’s “Immortal Diamond”; Brene Brown again; I always read Gone With the Wind in August, when it’s too hot to go anywhere; I am also looking for a good book on contemplative prayer! And girl, my bedside looks just like that: four books at all times. Thank God for the written word.

  10. Choosing Rest: Cultivating a Sunday Heart in a Monday World, by Sally Breedlove.

    Yes indeedy! Love your blog (:

  11. I have a list right now. I am reading Tim Keller’s The Reason for God, Chris Wright’s The Mission of God, a couple of kids’ lit books (Master Cornhill, A Samurai’s Tale), and I have Bonhoeffer’s Life Together, but I haven’t started it. I really wanted to finish the first two by the end of this week…but that might not happen. 🙂 You’re fun! A giveaway!!

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