Monday 10 April 2017

Reading Books

I used to love spending time reading books.  I'm not sure why I don't do it as much as I used to.

I saw a blog post about needing a reading area to trick yourself into reading more books, but actually I didn't think it particularly applied to me but the post was interesting.

I also read about a 17 for 2017 book challenge.  But I didn't accept the challenge because I thought setting a number might set me up to fail.

I have a Kindle App on my iPad and I download lots of free books - particularly fiction - but don't necessarily read them.  I tend to buy non-fiction books, particularly craft related ones, but then look at the pictures rather than read the words.

So what have I bought so far this year.  And how much have I read of them!!!??
Stitching the Textured Surface by Lynda Monk & Carol McFee
Read quite a bit of it.

Reclaimed Textiles by Kim Thittichai
Dipped in and out for various techniques!
Born to Create by Theresa Dedmon
Working through it slowly

Craving Connection from (in)Courage


Adventures in Seeing by Kim Manley Ort
Working through it slowly with a group on Facebook

For Roger's birthday in January I bought him
Map Addict by Mike Parker
Roger's still reading it
The Wild Rover by Mike Parker
I've finished it!

For Christmas I bought him
The Pie at Night by Stuart Maconie
I've finished it!

This is my most recent purchase
Globejetting by Dave Fox

However I have read about 6 novels on my Kindle.  I like crime stories and have been taken lately by the books of Wendy H Jones.

So basically I've read 2 proper books in just over 3 months.

What sort of books do you like to read?    How many have you read this year?   Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Hi Bernice. Interesting thoughts here. Sounds like we could be twins on this!:-) I too have a Kindle and an iPad and I read that every day for an hour or so when I go to bed. Unlike you I have read almost all of those on my Kindle, many of them crime novels, but others also. Technique books I buy as I like those printed. I tend to read those as and when I need the technique.

  2. I am all over the map when it comes to reading and I have piles of books that I am reading, wanting to read, and have read-it's a sickness really! I just finished Henri Nouwen's book, Spiritual Direction and am currently reading The Known World by Edward P. Jones.

  3. Hi Bernice, Enjoyed hearing what you're reading and always love your blog! I've read 13 books so far this year and half way through Walking on Water by Madeline L'Engle which is wonderful. I'm reading books to deepen my relationship with the Lord and grow in my creativity and giftings. This year the Lord has asked me to write along with my tell my story. I'm using Dr Dan Allender's book "to be told" and workbook for this project. It is stretching me to say the least but I'm excited. No interest in publishing...this is for my children and grandchildren. Some favorites from this year--Finding Divine Inspiration by J Scott McElroy, The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp, Framing Faith by Matt Knisely, She Reads Truth by Myers & Williams, bird by bird by Ann Lamott. THEN I have a friend who is luring me back into knitting which I haven't done since my boys were little knitting Christmas socks. Plan to enroll in a sock knitting course and bought a book with different sock patterns.
    BTW Susan, I love anything written by Henri Nouwen!
    Thanks Bernice for ALWAYS inspiring me with your blogs and beautiful work!


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