I'm working my way through Corrin's January Reflections this month, for those of you who are wondering what in the world I'm talking about. She just posted the prompts for the next few days, and I knew exactly which one I would write about first! If you read this recent post, you'll understand why.
Corrin's prompt reminds us that it is said that we are what we eat. Likewise, we are what we read. She asks what we've been reading to feed mind and soul lately.
Once upon a time, I would be able to give you an exhausting list of recent and current reads. It would be a jumble of fiction and non-fiction, biographies, inspirational reads, poetry, old classics, quick reads, on and on this list could go.
These days my reading time is limited. I could go into this but if you know me you know why, so I'll leave you with the explanation that right now, my hours are full to overflowing. So this recent reading list, to me, is never completed as quickly as I'd like it to be!
I'm a believer in God, and I know that reading His word everyday helps me to understand Him more, so I'm reading the Bible.
I'm a mama, so I'm reading Raising Your Spirited Child, by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. [Love you, Mr J!] When you're a mama, or around children at all for that matter, you get to read fun kids' books, too. I'm constantly picking up children's books to read to my kids but at the moment we're particularly enjoying The Story of the Snow Children, by Sibylle von Olfers; and Children of the Forest, by Elsa Beskow. If I was going to be a children's book author, these are the kind of books I'd want to write!
I'm learning alongside my children, so I'm reading Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling, by John Holt and Pat Farenga.
I'm a follower of Jesus, so I've recently finished No Compromise: the life story of Keith Green, by Melody Green. [A biography of a man who followed Jesus to the extreme]
I'm a wife, so I'm reading a book [second time through for me] with my husband: Crazy Love, by Francis Chan. Follow the link to read more about it if you're worried that Dan and I are into something weird.
I'm interested in consuming less, so I'm starting The Story of Stuff, by Annie Leonard. This is going to be a hard read for me. I'm already convinced that we have and consume too much; reading statistics about all of it will only feed the fury. So, in order to combat this, I will be reading my favourite creative living blogs to keep me sane. You can find links to some of my favourite daily reads (or as often as they post) on the left of my home page.
Any books you want to recommend, please comment! I'd love to hear what all of you are reading.