Getting back in the reading groove

I am finally getting back in my reading groove. After reading a good bit in 2015, and so little in 2016 (so far!) I got fed up with it, dragged my hiney to the library, and found some books that I’m loving!

Getting Back In the Reading Groove

Here’s what I’ve been reading!

First and foremost, always the Bible. I’m currently reading through Proverbs with my trusty Halley’s Bible Handbook at my side to help me understand any difficult passages.

Finished Inconceivable in just a few days. It had me hooked. It’s a memoir by Julia Indichova about secondary infertility and how she worked to overcome it naturally.

Currently reading Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky. It’s about a caucasian married couple who have a biological African-American child and the ramifications it causes in their lives after the baby is born and while they explore their family histories. The storyline is pretty interesting so far. I’m definitely wondering how the ending will play out!

The audiobook I’m currently listening to is First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies by Kate Andersen Brower. I loved Brower’s last book about the White House, so I was excited to dive into this one. It’s full of details and personal stories about the First Ladies of the United States. I’m enjoying it, and my only complaint is that the author jumps around a lot. I almost wish the book would have been written chronologically.

Bible and Handbook

On my to-read list:
The Language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber
The Midwife’s Tale by Delia Parr.
Adoption Beyond Borders by Rebecca J. Compton
Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani
A Confident Heart by Renee Swope

Do you ever get out of the habit of reading?

What’s the best book you’ve read lately?

Guess What!

truckYup, that’s right! My baby is back in action!

I feel 1,000 times more independent already. Now I don’t have to constantly ask my parents if I can borrow their vehicles. Phew. It’s been a long journey that has required a lot of patience, but again, I’m glad the drunk driver who hit my truck wasn’t seriously injured. My dad has to testify against him in court in January (because my truck is registered in my dad’s name). Eek!


Random picture time:

tonsilsA few mornings a week, I swim with a girl who is a few years older than me. She had to get her tonsils out, so I made her a care package full of soups, pudding, a drink, and some note pads so she can write for her husband to get her more ice cream! I even found a tonsillectomy card 🙂

northmorelandI went for a run at a local park and every time I ran past this one spot, I was like I need to take a picture of this when I’m done running! So I did. It’s the little things in life that make me happy. Taking a few minutes out of my day to admire God’s creation does wonders for my perspective on life.

PicMonkey Collage1I am officially on winter break, so I now have more time to do things I don’t usually do during the semester. I took a spinning class and went to the library. Woo!


What do you like to do, but never find time to do?