Reading Break

Wednesday, April 18, 2012



I am always up for a party! So when I came across The Ultimate Blog Party I figured I'd take a break from reading and writing about it (a second break as my last post was on a movie) and join in the fun.

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

My name is Marissa, and I love to read - I know you are shocked by that. Also I am a sinner who is eternally grateful for God's Grace.

Me with my youngest

This blog is a melting together of those two aspects of my life - God and a love of reading.

As a mother of two young boys I don't get a lot of time to read, and even less time to discuss the books I do read. However, as an English major, I can't give up reading, or a desire to talk about what I read, so I'm hoping you like to read and will join in my discussions. Maybe even give me some suggestions on great books?

Anyway, the point of this blog is simply to be a place for me to share my feelings on books I read (all the books on this blog I read because I want to, not because I have to).

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Many of the books I read are from Christian authors, but not all.

Some are focused on teenage girls as I mentor High School girls through my church, and am always looking for great reading material for myself and them. (Great book for teenage girls)

As a mother to two young boys, I am on the lookout for books that might motivate me, and keep striving to be the best mommy I can be for them.Or books that I think I should be aware of so that I can discuss life topics and events with my boys as they (hopefully) grow into book lovers also. (In preparation of future discussions)

As a wife I read books that will keep my marriage strong. (Great marriage book)

As as an avid reader, who enjoys escaping reality once in awhile, I read fiction that does just that, paints a picture that I can escape to in the few moments of quiet time I can steal for me. (Chick-Lit)

I would love for you to add my blog to your list of blogs to follow- sign up to receive my posts through email below - add my button to your own blog - comment below and I'll stop by your blog!

Can't wait for the discussions to begin.


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8 comments

  1. Hi Marissa. I love blogs that review books because I don't read a lot and I want to read things that I know I'll enjoy.And I like that you read Christian and secular books because it's always great to get a Christian perspective of a secular book.
    I found you on UBP, and I'm a new follower. If you'd like to check out my site--it's 1-minute devotions and my UBP intro page is here: http://biblelovenotes.blogspot.com/p/ultimate-blog-party.html
    God bless you,
    Gail

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  2. I love reading. I have 5 kids, so I have to try very hard to MAKE the time in my schedule for reading. Thanks for sharing your blog! I'm stopping by from the blog party.

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    1. Carrie - Thank you for stopping by. Finding the time to read with 2 kids seems like a serious chore, I can only imagine how you find time! Thanks for stopping by, hope to 'see' you again

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  3. I'm a book-a-holic, too! :)

    The UBP is a highlight of my blogging year, and I'm so glad that you've linked up this year!! I look forward to getting to know you better in the months to come.
    - Ashley Pichea

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    1. Ashley - I'm really enjoying the UBP also, it's fun to find people who you could become 'friends' with in the blogosphere!

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  4. Hi Marissa! Nice to meet you! Love reading and books...I read both Christian and some not...I read The Hunger Games because my daughter insisted. I really thought that they were well done. I love reading and writing so hope to see you! Drop by Beneath The Surface: Breath of Faith. In His GRaec, Dawn

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    1. Dawn - I'll drop by for sure! Yes, The Hunger Games were well done for a YA lit and especially since the movie deal was in the works before the series was done. Still think that maybe the last one was rushed a bit, but that's just me. Look forward to getting to 'know' you.

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  5. With 4 kids ages 6, 4, 3, 4weeks life can get a bit hectic. But when I do manage to find a book that can steal away moments of my day, I find great peace and solace there. It's amazing what words can do to a person. ;-)

    I'm always up for recommendations....

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