Friday, September 20, 2019

Update on the Great American Read

It's been a while since I have posted. I haven't stopped reading, it's just taking me longer to get through book 2 of Game of Thrones then I was thinking. I've also recently joined a book club, so I will be posting from those books as well. Thanks for sticking around and reading the very sporadic posts here. I'm hoping to get more content up on the blog, but no promises. Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Book Review: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I know I'm late to the party on this series, but better late than never. This is a fantastic book. It has made me rediscover my love for this genre. The richness and depth of the story is wonderful. I love the writing style and the world building. It took me a few pages to get my bearings on who was who, but that's how it is with any series when you are being introduced to everyone at the beginning. I love books that are written from different character's points of view so that's a huge plus for this book for me.

There were parts where I thought I knew what was coming next and I was totally wrong. It's always wonderful when a book keeps you guessing to the end. I can't wait to continue on with this series and see who will once and for all be the King of the Seven Kingdoms.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Book Review: As For Me and My Crazy House by Brian Berry

Generally I reserve this blog for my personal reading and not my professional reading, but I've decided to change that. From now on I'll be posting not only my progress on the Great American Read challenge I'm doing but also the books I'm reading for work. 

Here is my review of "As For Me and My Crazy House":

I wasn't sure what I was going to get from this book when I picked it up. I was pleasantly surprised by what I found in the pages. This book is a wonderfully honest discussion on family and ministry. I love Mr. Berry's candid remarks throughout the book. I found myself reaching for my highlighter more than I expected. Here are some takeaways that I have from this book:

1. I really want to work on taking my kids out for one-on-one conversations weekly.
2. It was a good reminder to me that my marriage and family need to be strong in order for role in the ministry to be strong.
3. He reminds those of us in ministry that family must come first.
4. As a parent, I am the biggest influence on my child's life.

None of these things are earth shattering or profoundly new, but it was good to be reminded of all of them. This was such a refreshing book and I would recommend it to anyone that asks about it.