Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WORDful Wednesday

I was reading John 1 today. Whenever I think about Jesus being the Word made flesh, I think of this song:

Monday, February 27, 2012

Ten Uncool Things About Me

I got the idea for this post from Mary Demuth. She's one of my favorite authors. Check her out.

~ I listened to and loved every uncool singer and band growing up I could get my hands on.
~My nose runs all the time. I am not exaggerating.
~I love word games.
~I love classical music, and have a secret crush on Bach.
~I refuse to play anything that remotely resembles a sport.
~I keep three lists of the books I read each year, and I update them constantly.
~If my book lists do not match up, it bothers me.
~My idea of chick lit is Jane Austin.
~Everytime I go into Walmart I want to curl into the fetal position and suck my thumb.
~I love cats.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Book Review: Beyond Molasses Creek

Beyond Molasses Creek by Nicole Seitz is southern fiction that is set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. It covers such themes as war, forbidden love, loss, death, prejudice, and friendship. The main character, Ally Green, is a free spirted, retired flight attendant who has travelled the world. She has returned to her home to bury her father. While she is home her feelings for her neighbor, Vesey are rekindled. She loved Vesey throughout her childhood. This unrequited love was one of the reasons she left home at a young age.

Beyond Molasses Creek is written in first person mostly from Ally's point of view. Some of it is told in flashback and in diary entries. The entire story covers forty to fifty years. Also woven throughout is the story of Sunila Kunaro, a Nepali woman of low caste who is trying to find out where she came from. I enjoyed this part of the story most of all. I felt the author did an excellent job of revealing Sunila's part in the story.

If you are looking for a story where God is obviously present and easy to find, this isn't the book for you. Faith in this story is very subtle, and there is a lot of symbolism. There really is only one Christian character in the book, but there is hope for the other characters in the end because of his testimony and the strength of his integrity.

Overall, I enjoyed this book very much. The story was interesting, and made me want to find out what was going to happen. I thought the characters were well written and I cared about what was going to happen to them. I would recommend this book to women who enjoy literary fiction.

I received this book free from Book Sneeze for the purpose of review.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Book Review: Eye of the Sword

I recently read Eye of the Sword by Karen Henley. I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah for the purpose of review.

Eye of the Sword is a YA Fantasy novel. It is the second book in the Angelaeon Circle. Unfortunately, I did not read the first book in the series. This made it difficult for me to follow what was going on. It was obvious I missed a lot of back story. I thought the plot moved well, and the author did a good job with the characters. It was very well written. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys YA Fantasy stories. I would, however, recommend reading the previous book in the series first.