Friday, October 25, 2013

2013 October 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 October was From Frumps to Pumps by Sarah Mae.

These are the books I read this month:

Secret Keeper by Beverly Lewis--See my review here.

Raising a Soul Surfer by Cheri Hamilton--  Cheri Hamilton shares her family's history that led up to their daughter's brutal shark attack, leaving her to surf with only one arm.  Though Bethany's story is well-know, her mother goes behind the scenes to share how she and her husband found the Lord and the testimony that they believe prepared them to thrive through these horrific circumstances.  Knowing this family's story, it's easy to see how the Lord prepared them to face this crazy turn of events and come out still praising him.  I was hoping for more insight into their parenting philosophy that has kept their kids grounded after being thrust into the spotlight.  But it still made for an interesting read of a family's journey with the Lord.

The Duck Commander Family by Willie and Korie Robertson-- We love the Duck Dynasty reality show.  A little bit country, a little bit family, and whole lot over the top, we're hooked.  So when my library started carrying this book, I was excited to get on the wait list.  This book was a quick read, sprinkled with Robertson family recipes.  However, there really wasn't much solid content.  The subtitle is how faith, family, and ducks created a dynasty.  But for me personally, the faith aspect seemed real, but tagged on.  Mostly the story was about the family and while well and good, there were some serious issues that seemed glossed over.  And left me wondering just how authentic it was.  There were some highlights in the story though.  It was a refreshing delight to learn that the Robertson's themselves have been adoptive parents.  And that's enough to warm this Mama's heart.  So if you can borrow or find it at the library, it's a fun read.  But there's not much in the way of deep content.

Our suggested reading for October was From Frumps to Pumps by Sarah Mae--  I wanted to like this book. I really did.  I wanted to find motivation in presenting my best self to the world.  MY best self.  And Sarah Mae was good about making sure we focus on our Own Personal Best, rather than living up to the world standards.  But beyond that I really didn't find any helpful information in this one.  It was too ... elementary?  Basic?  It just really wasn't for me.  What did you think?

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 From Frumps to Pumps by Sarah Mae.

And join us Nov 22 as we discuss Steady Days by Jamie Martin.  Note that I will be publishing this post a week early due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Can't wait to see you then.

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