Sunday, April 30, 2017
Did I Read In April?
OK. Let's get real. Going back to work after 14 years as a stay at home mom means that a lot is going to change. One of the things that happened this month was that I just flat out didn't have time or energy to do much reading. Trying to find balance to make sure I still get to enjoy the things I enjoy while giving my family what they need is tricky! So this is the shortest list I've ever presented. Hopefully next month will be better!
Interesting note: nonfiction was considerably more appealling for some reason this month. I've actually started a couple of other nonfiction books to share next month. I'm normally a fiction girl, so this is an intersting development.
1. Searching For Sunday, Rachel Held Evans - Beautiful. Another lovely book in line with my religious viewpoints, this time on what it means to search for a church that is truly Christ-like. Evens will be speaking at SPEC this summer, and I can't wait.
2. The Ask, Laura Fredricks - This was a career development book that was recommended by my new boss.. It's about how to be a fundraiser in the nonprofit world, and was actually quite helpful as it focuses on direct asks, which is an area I need to develop! Also gave me an opportunity to do some serious reflecting about some serious topics.
3. First Ladies of Running, Amby Burfoot - I needed some inspiration, and had picked this up quite a while ago on sale. I didn't expect to be quite so moved by it...and many times I found myself in tears over various stories. Burfoot's writing style got a little bit repetative, but that's a quibble.
4. Within The Sanctuary of Wings, Marie Brennan - The final Lady Trent book was released this month, and it's the one fictional book I made it through. Win! (Truth: I started three other novels, and kept getting distracted despite the fact that they were all fun.) I'm going to miss Lady Trent...and I may have to put these books on the list of hardbacks to acquire. Isabella is just exactly the sort of plucky female I love...and I ADORE the fact that these books took her from childhood through middle-age with hints into her elder years (from when she is writing). It was a gift!