I am happy to announce that I am now peacefully settled in my new home in Myrtle Beach! I sincerely apologize for my recent absence, but I assure you that my blog posts will be more consistent now that I’ve gotten things situated.
While I haven’t been able to do much writing, I have been busy READING. In fact, please take note of my newest page – Currently Reading. I will keep this page updated regularly with the book (or books) that I am in the process of reading. As I finish them, I will write and post my reviews. Please don’t hesitate to give requests and I will do my very best to oblige.
For now, and in honor of my recent life change, I’m sharing a few books from my collection, all chuck full of big life changes!
Books have an interesting effect on us as we read about the happenings in others’ lives, both the real and fantastical. Sometimes watching characters that we love work through their problems helps us to identify and work through our own. These books all take you on that journey and, at least for me, have helped me find who I am.
1. Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creek
2. Banner in the Sky by James Ramsey Ullman
3. Holes by Louis Sachar
Creech, S. (1998). Chasing redbird. New York, NY: Harper Trophy.
Chasing Redbird was included in a Battle of the Books contest I participated in during my middles school years. This books is part of my collection because it symbolizes my transition from hating reading to loving it, as my mother still had to do a lot of encouraging and reading aloud. It is a wonderfully simple story that still pulls at my heartstrings.
Sachar, L. (2000). Holes. New York, NY: Scholastic.
Holes was recommended to me by my mother and we spent many an hour discussing the story line and plot together. Several of my classmates happened to read this book around the same time I did and it appeals to wide audience. Ultimately it belongs in my collection because it reminds me of good times with my mother. Be on a lookout for a review of this book and the movie!
Ullman, J. R. (1988). Banner in the sky. New York, NY: Harper Trophy.
Banner in the Sky is yet another Battle of the Books novel. This one was a little more difficult for me to get through and my mom had to help some. This is due, in great part, to the fact that it is one of the first books I read that was based on fact instead of set in a fantasy world. I did, however, finish and it serves as a reminder that not all good writing has to be fictional.
Keep a lookout for my latest book review on Lethal Heritage: Blood of Kerensky Volume One coming on Monday! If you like science fiction and giant robots, this book will undoubtedly appeal to you. If you’re a Battletech fan, I hope you’ve already read it!
What books have helped to shape who you are? Are there any novels you read during a transition in your life? Isn’t it funny how those stories intertwine with our own? Please share!