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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