Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Books to blog about
Reading has ALWAYS been a big part of my life. I was the kid that asked for dictionaries and encyclopedias for Christmas. While Sister played with dolls and Barbies, I tried to memorize the Ls in the Thesaurus. When I met Neil, I met my match! If there is anything Neil spends money on its books but we have VERY different reading tastes so here are a few of MY favorite books in our library.
This book was actually given to me by one of my college health students after I taught a chapter about body image issues. It is a book that every woman should have in their back pocket. It speaks on all forms of women's body image issues, as they relate to culture. But, every topic is built on a foundation of scripture. It speaks to single women, married women, young, old and in between. Even if you feel body image is not one of your vices, it can serve as a basis for understanding and helping other women and girls in your life and what they might be going through. For only $12 you can have a great girls group discussion.
You may already know, but Jody Picoult is my favorite author. I have read all of her books and while many of them are great, this is one of my favs. I really appreciate the research that the does prior to writing her books. This one takes place on an Amish farm so in order to be accurate, she actually spent weeks on the farm! I learned a lot about the Amish community but it also had a great story line - infant death on an Amish farm...where did it come from? who is responsible? who is protecting? Will US laws or Amish laws prevail?
Some other good ones are Keeping the Faith, My Sisters Keeper, and Perfect Match.