Friday, August 30, 2013

2013 August Bookmarks

*Bookmarks is an online book club hosted at Creative2xmom. Here we discuss the books we've read in the past month as well as the suggested reading. Our suggested reading for August was Mudhouse Sabbath by Lauren Winner.

These are the books I read this month:

12 Days in Africa by Lisa Sanders--  See my review here.

Grace, Gold, and Glory by Gabrielle Douglas--  Douglas is a two-time Olympic gold medalist who became the first African-American woman to win an Olympic all-around medal.  This book delves into the emotional journey that finally culminated in her reaching the top.  But it wasn't all roses and balance beams.  Douglas' journey certainly had it bumps along the way.  Although this book described the ups and downs of Douglas' climb to the Olympics, it lacked emotion or depth of perspective.  This is certainly to be expected as the author is still quite young, but it wasn't something I thought of in picking this book.  However, it is a consideration when you're reading 200+ pages written in texting language.

Fashioned to Reign by Kris Vallotton-- See my review here.

Our suggested reading for July was Mudhouse Sabbath by Lauren Winner-- Well, I have a confession to make.  I did not read this month's book. But it wasn't for lack of trying.  We've had this one on our bookshelf for years as my husband had previously read it.  I asked him to find it for me and we pulled it out.  The next day, neither of us knew where it was.  We're not sure if one of the kids moved or if one of us did and we're just too tired to remember.  Wherever it is, it looks like it's not showing up till at least a year from now.  Sorry!  ;-)

So what are your bookmarks this month?

Tell us in the comments about the books you're chewing on. Or link up a review from your own blog. Let's share the books we're finding, good and bad. And give us your thoughts on Mudhouse Sabbath by Lauren Winner.

Don't forget to come back Sept 27th as we discuss Mentoring Mom by Jackie Kendall.  And don't worry, I'm putting this one on my nightstand.

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