Sunday, March 31, 2013

My Big Bottom Blessing

Subtitled: How Hating My Body Led to Loving my Life
Nonfiction by Teasi Cannon.

My Big Bottom Blessing: How Hating My Body Led to Loving My Life

Okay, I'll admit I totally picked this book because of the title. I mean, who could resist, right? But it turned out to be really good.

Here's a confession: I have major body image issues. By which I mean, I hate how I look. Really, really hate it. The symptoms of this disorder are mirror avoidance,  a tendency to scream please-don't-take-my-picture, and a general air of apology for the amount of space I have to take up while offending the eyes of all.

Apparently, Teasi Cannon, the author of this book used to feel the same way. Her descriptions of how she felt looking in the mirror was spot-on with my own experience. It was amazing to see someone else with the same problem. Maybe I'm not crazy after all?

Anyways, the book is about how she overcame this problem by realizing that God loves her the way she is. Because He made her! She learned to see herself the way God sees her.

Well, I'm still working on that. I will probably need to read the book again.

In the meantime, don't take my picture, okay?


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Love Wife

Fiction by Gish Jen.

 The Love Wife

In this novel about an interracial family, a Chinese American man marries a white woman his mother disapproves of, and keeps disapproving of, even from her grave.

It's an interesting exploration of relationships.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Too Small to Ignore

Subtitled: Why the Least of These Matters Most.
Nonfiction by Wess Stafford

Too Small to Ignore: Why the Least of These Matters Most

This is written by the man who is head of Compassion International. He gives a really interesting history of his own life and why he cares so much about children's causes.

Really good book.


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

When Godly People Do UnGodly Things

Subtitled: Arming Yourself in the Age of Seduction.
Nonfiction by Beth Moore.

When Godly People Do Ungodly Things: Finding Authentic Restoration in the Age of Seduction

My book club book for this month. Really thought-provoking.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Wrap-up List

Young Adult Fiction by Steven Arntson.

The Wrap-Up List

Yeah, I'm on a YA kick. So sue me.

This was an interesting book, of the alternate-universe variety. In a world where one percent of deaths are called "departures," a process in which the Grim Reaper gives you notice by letter of your upcoming demise... things can get weird.


Sunday, March 17, 2013


Young Adult fiction by Lisa McMann.


Teen book in the slightly supernatural genre. (By which I mean, there are no monsters or alternate universes, but strange things happen.)

It was interesting and exciting.


Friday, March 15, 2013

Any Place I Hang My Hat

Fiction by Susan Isaacs.

Any Place I Hang My Hat

A story about a woman's search for the mother who abandoned her as an infant. It was thought-provoking; I enjoyed it.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Sittaford Mystery

Fiction by Agatha Christie.
Audiobook narrated by Hugh Fraser.

The Sittaford Mystery

Fabulous audiobook. Of course.


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Nick of Time

Fiction by Tim Downs.

Nick of Time (Bug Man Series #6)

Good book. Funny with an exciting plot.

Still, since the main character is a forensic entomologist --meaning he studies the bugs who feed on dead bodies, ewww--, it's not for the squeamish...


Monday, March 4, 2013

One Breath Away

Fiction by Heather Gudenkauf.

One Breath Away

Great book. Very suspenseful, with a surprise ending.

Double recommend it!