Monday, February 10, 2014

Books Read in 2013

Another year has gone by without any blogging. Of course I never really blogged. I only put on recipes with very non professional pictures, & my once a year list of the books I read that year. Now it's the 4th year in a row that the only activity here is a copy & paste list of books. So be it. LOL.

My list is smaller again this year. I have the same excuse as last year. And the year before. And so on. I did have some really enjoyable reads though. My favorite of the year was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows. I have found that I lean towards WW2 stories. That time in history fascinates me. I read stories this year about the men in Easy compnay, some of the women who worked on the Manhattan Project in the secret factories in Tennessee, & an historical fiction set on Guernsey Island, the only British land that the German's occupied during the war.

I also like to read at least one of my dad's books each year. This year I read his copy of Treasure Island & a book called Indiana, Indiana. I loved Treasure Island, & didn't really care for the Indiana one. It was written in a very modern "artish" way and it just wasn't my thing. I don't think it would have been my dad's thing either, and this was confirmed when I found a grocery list used as a bookmark & it was only about 30 pages in, LOL. I cracked a smile knowing my dad and I felt the same about the book. It was a book that was set in a rural area, near our county, mentioned many of our local areas, & even mentioned Sugar Creek, which was surely the reason we were both drawn to read it. I plodded through & stuck to it to the very end, but Dad chose the wiser path & bailed at 30 pages. :) I need to learn this lesson.

I really enjoyed Little Britches & I hope to read more by Ralph Moody. And I enjoyed all the Erica Bauermeister books. Oh! I read my 2nd Maeve Binchy book, Circle of Friends, & it was my favorite so far.

And I read a book by Dietrich Bonhoeffer about praying the Psalms. I really enjoyed it. It was a library loan (my library borrowed from another library), but this is one that I would like to own.

And, now that we are well on our way to mid-February, here's my list of books read in 2013.

Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest by Stepen E. Ambrose

Bringing up Boys by Dr. James Dobson

Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy

Confessions of Joan the Tall by Joan Cusack Handler

Happy, Happy, Happy by Phil Robertson

I Survived The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis

Indiana, Indiana by Laird Hunt

Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister

Life Application Study Bible NASB

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Little Britches: Father & I were Ranchers by Ralph Moody

Living by the Book by Howard G. Hendricks & William D. Hendricks

Miss Julia Hits the Road by Ann B. Ross (Miss Julia #4)

Miss Julia Meets Her Match by Ann B. Ross (Miss Julia # 5)

On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Outlaw by Ted Dekker

Pinocchio's Quest by Robert Rogland

Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War 2 by Denise Kiernan

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Trouble Times Ten by Dave Lambert

Tunnel Vision by Gary Braver

Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

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