Okay already, I've jumped on board,
Or rather I'm being dragged behind because I'm so SLOW and just started reading these books while everyone now is raving about the most recent book released. Honestly I didn't even know that these books existed until earlier this summer when a big craze seemed to hit almost everyone on one big "tidal wave". I've heard so many mixed reviews about the set of books that I'm reading right now, and I contemplated long and hard on whether or not to read them. Well I've taken the plunge!!! But let me back up first and tell you what I just got through reading. Ever hear of Anita Stansfield??? Well I just recently discovered her stuff this last summer say about June. AND I ABSOLUTELY love the books I've read by her so far, that now I just want to start collecting all of them. She is an LDS author who writes about the "human" struggles and temptations that we all have to face at one time or another, and then she so poetically weaves the romance element into the stories as well or maybe it's the other way around. These books that I have read literally sucked me in and they are a portion of the books on in big family saga. So you have the love story emerge from a heap of "trouble" -- and yes, I have to admit that some of the story was a bit predictable but nothing can compare to the way it put me in touch with some of my inner most feelings. I've read NINE of her books so far. Some are out of print and I hope that someday I can happen upon those at a used book store or something.
Here is the list of the ones I've read so far:
*First Love and Forever
*First Love, Second Chances
*Now and Forever
Gables of Legacy
*Volume I, The Guardian
*Volume II, A Guiding Star
*Volume III, The Silver Linings
*Volume IV, An Eternal Bond
*Volume V, The Miracle
*Volume VI, Full Circle
They are really good reading and left me with feelings of HOPE, LOVE, and Peace and that with the help of my Heavenly Father all things are possible.
Drum roll please.....
I bet your dying to know what books I'm actually reading now. Well I'm about 350 pages into book 1 of a 4 book series, and the movie is coming out later this year.
Well if you've already read the TWILIGHT
Series you are way ahead of me. I just started reading these series of books just a few days ago and I do have to admit that the story is very intriguing -- and usually I can relate to the main character in a book, but this one "Bella" I can't quite picture me in her shoes....hm mm... I wonder why??
I've seriously got to find out about these books before there considered prehistoric. Any good places to really know what books are good, clean and great reading. Because tell you what, I don't finish a book if it doesn't grab my attention within the first couple of chapters. I don't like to "waiste" my time like that. I mean come on, it's not like I have all the time in the world to just do what I want to do. I only have a few minutes here, and maybe a few minutes there, but with five kids and a house that I'm supposed to keep clean but fail miserably every day, I just simply can't force myself to read a book that doesn't hold my attention.
So tell me when you come across a book that you don't like do you finish reading it, or can you just stop right then and there??
And better yet, how do you know what you're reading next??
I know that I've got the next three books picked out, and that doesn't include reading the book for book group this month that I go to. So I'm trying to line up what I'm going to read next now, any ideas???