Friday, August 29, 2008

Reading Roundabouts

I am still working on my who all will be involved in our Reading Roundabouts, but I have finally settled on the book lists for them. First, for the Ladies' Roundabout with some women at church we will be reading a nice variety:

1. Disciplines of a Godly Woman by Barbara Hughes
2. Practical Theology for Women by Wendy Horger Alsup
3. If by Amy Carmichael
4. He Gave Us a Valley by Helen Roseveare
5. Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
6. Marriage to a Difficult Man the Uncommon Union of Jonathan and Sarah Edwards by Elisabeth Dodds

These are all books either I have or am able to get from my bookstore. I have a 33% off coupon for LifeWay right now!

Caitlin, Chrissy, Grace and I are having our own little Roundabout. Since there are fewer of us, and the girls are such voracious readers, we will be exchanging books every 2 weeks! I've started us with 6 books, which should take us to the end of the school semester. Here's what we are reading:

1. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
2. Lies Young Women Believe by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
3. Mimosa by Amy Carmichael
4. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
5. Safely Home by Randy Alcorn
6. Tramp for the Lord by Corrie Ten Boom

This weekend I'm going to work on making bookmarks and little notebook journals to pass around with the books to keep everyone on schedule and to give us a way to communicate about the books. I'd also like to put together little Reading Roundabout parties, so I need to look at a calendar and try to schedule those.

Thanks again to MummyMac for the outstanding suggestion. Many good cups of tea to you all!


Annie said...

I've always wanted to read Safely Home. Are you going to review the books you read for the roundabout?
I'm excited about the bookmarks. Right now, I'm cramming in the end of Stepping Heavenward before the roundabout starts.

Sarah said...

What a fun idea! I love Amy Carmichal's book "If".....I have been thinking of reading it again.

Let me know what you think about Lies Young Women Believe. I wanted to do it with our youth group girls, but then we moved. But if it is good, I will recommend it to the other leaders!

Have fun reading. :-)

Barb said...

Amanda and I love The Scarlet Pimpernel. We've even read a couple of the others in the series as well just because we wanted to spend a little more time with the great characters.

Sizzledowski said...

Gret, have you read The Last Lecture yet? If not, you must! It's a short read. I only have a few pages left, which I'll finish tonight. I began it on my plane ride to Michigan, and almost finished it on my flight home. A great story. GET IT!

Lisa said...

I recently finished reading Disciplines of a Godly Woman and found it quite helpful and challenging to be more disciplined. As for Safely Home, you know how much I like that book. I read it for a third time this year.

Karen said...

Oh, Gret! How do you do it all? I would love to do what you are doing.....then I remember....I'm not at that spot.

So glad Safely Home is on your list. I gave it to my in-laws on CD for Christmas last year and they have passed it on and on to others and it's quite gone around parts of their circle with equal amount of enthusiasm as it was for me when I read it. WOW.

I am always so uplifted and encouraged when I read your BLOG. It's been quite awhile. I've not done much on the computer since July.