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Welcome to my e book replace submit the place I share what books I completed just lately + my trustworthy ideas and star scores of them.
My Studying Targets for 2021
For 2021, I set a aim of studying 3 books per week — 1 fiction e book, 1 non-fiction e book, and 1 audiobook every week. I do know that is an audacious aim, however studying is one thing I like and it’s a approach I study, problem my thoughts, enhance as a author and communicator, and am refreshed and inspired by means of inspiring tales.
I’ve a couple of cabinets stuffed with books (largely that I’ve gotten free), so I made a decision to decide on 52 books from off my shelf to learn this yr (see my record of 52 books I plan to learn in 2021 right here). I’ll additionally learn different books that I discover/am despatched that pique my curiosity. Plus, I plan to undergo numerous audiobooks (I get mine free from the Libby app).
Why I Haven’t Posted E-book Opinions Lately
After which, properly, I sort of fell out of the behavior of sharing what I used to be studying right here. Oops!
I had mentally deliberate that I might in all probability take a break from studying for a couple of weeks throughout the e book launch whirlwind and — though I’m properly behind on my aim of studying 3 books per week this yr — it’s solely Could and I can nonetheless attempt to get caught up. I don’t know that I’ll hit the aim of studying three books per week, however hey, it received’t harm to intention excessive — particularly when there are nonetheless 6 1/2 months left within the yr!
I’ve solely learn 5 of the 52 books I had deliberate to learn in 2021, so I have to step it up on that record, too! So thanks for being my accountability companions on this. Right here’s to ending out the yr robust!
The three Books I Completed Lately
I’m an enormous fan of Jennifer Dukes Lee. Not solely is she my acquisitions editor with Bethany Home, however her books have deeply impacted my life.
In her newest e book, Rising Gradual, she weaves in classes from farming — how we are able to all study from the gradual means of planting and watering and ready and harvesting. If you’re in a season the place you are feeling like nothing is rising in your life or it’s rising a lot slower than you’d hoped otherwise you want you can cease chasing and un-hurry your coronary heart, I believe this e book will actually encourage you.
Verdict: 3 stars
Preserve the Doorways Open is a really trustworthy and actual account of a household’s resolution to say sure to foster care. They chronicle the ups and downs, the heartache and the heartwarming of a complete yr of foster care.
If you’re a foster dad or mum or are contemplating entering into foster care or know somebody who’s a foster dad or mum and also you wish to perceive their world higher, this may be an amazing learn. I completed it in a couple of hours, however the tales within the e book will seemingly stick with me for months and years to come back!
Verdict: 4 stars
I noticed that this audiobook was obtainable to obtain on the Libby app, so I downloaded it — not likely having any context in any respect for the story.
At first, it was a bit of complicated because it goes forwards and backwards between two fully completely different tales. However on the finish, it fantastically weaves them collectively.
It is a quick e book, however in case you hearken to the audiobook, it’s very properly narrated. It tells the story of two Sudanese kids who skilled unimaginable hardships and trauma, however persevered by means of it, despite the chances.
It might be an amazing e book to learn or hearken to as a household when you have older children… I believe it will be a springboard for a lot good dialogue.
Verdict: 4 stars
A Film We Watched Lately
Kathrynne and I just lately watched The Pursuit of Happyness. Jesse and I had seen it a very long time in the past, however I liked watching it once more. It’s primarily based on a real story and it’s such a great reminder that we so usually may be fast to make judgments after we don’t know what it’s prefer to stroll in different folks’s sneakers. It’s additionally an inspiration to work onerous and never quit!
What have you ever been studying just lately? I’d love to listen to!
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