Nightstand Reads {Twitterature Linkup}

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I’m doing my best to make these posts with Anne a wonderful habit. By doing these monthly linkups lately, I’m discovering some things about my reading habits.   I’m a slower reader than I realized, and hopefully my readers won’t be annoyed that I’m mentioning the same books a few months in a row.  I’ve also discovered about myself that if a book doesn’t engage me pretty quickly, I usually dont finish it…or I put it down until another time.  Hence, I feel the books I’m reading are definitely worth my (and possibly your) time. Here’s the current nightstand stack:

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Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist

Oh man.  THIS.BOOK.  I can GUARANTEE you will hear A LOT about this book from me in the next few months.  Shauna’s latest book releases in April–I’m reading a copy Shauna graciously mailed to a handful of excited bloggers.  I can’t stop underlining, and I’m purposely reading slowly so it won’t be over quickly.  #favoritebookthusfarof2013 #amustread

Holey, Wholly, Holy: A Lenten Journey of Refinement by Kris Camealy

Another book I was thrilled to receive, Kris writes of her refining journey, along with meditations and profound thoughts to ponder and study during the Lenten season.   Kris is offering this book as a free ebook download on her blog, or you purchase it a print copy on Amazon.   I’m impressed with the depth and heart of her words–an important read for inner growth.  #lentenrefinement

You’re Made For A God-Sized Dream by Holley Gerth

I’ve been honored these past few months to be on Holley’s launch team for this lovely and encouraging read.  This is vintage Holley at it’s finest – walking us through the in’s and out’s of living God-sized dreams.  #inspiredreading

The Crowd, The Critic & The Muse: A Book For Creators by Michael Gungor

I first picked up this book in January, but then got carried away with school reading, as well as a ferosciously high bookstack.  Gungor’s narrative is quirky, original and enjoyable: I’m at the beginning of this book, and really enjoying it’s wisdom. #quirkycreativeread

A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans

Yes, I’m still reading this book.  It’s NOT because it isn’t a wonderful read–it truly is!  I am savoring each chapter, and gleaning so much knowledge and wisdom from not only Rachel’s experience, but her informative and thorough research of the stories of so many women in Scripture.  #animportantread

Prayer: Finding The Heart’s True Home by Richard Foster

I’m reading this book as part of Incourage’s Bloom book study.  I’ve owned it for years, and never read it all the way through.  This book is a conversational read, yet packed with wisdom.  The video sessions with Incourage bloggers and their mentors walking through the chapters is a delightful companion to this read. #meditativereading

Acedia & Me by Kathleen Norris

I read about this book on Sarah Bessey’s blog, and was intrigued by the concept of acedia.  At times I’ve thought I sometimes struggle with acedia.  I really appreciate the personal stories and wisdom of Norris–this is an engaging read.  #mysticwisdommemoir

The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp

Another book I’ve been reading for months.  Tharp’s wisdom, stories and invaluable exercises to aid in creative practice are first rate.   I’ve already had two professional creatives I’m interviewing for my current blog series tell me this book is a must read and has been important to their own creative processes.  #iagree  #manditorycreativeread

 

 What are you reading right now?

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3 comments on “Nightstand Reads {Twitterature Linkup}

  1. Oh my goodness, this is one good-looking book stack! I’m finishing up a few reads so I can dive into Bread & Wine and Kris Kamealy’s. And I picked up Twyla Tharp’s book last week (after reading about it here) but haven’t started yet.

    Foster’s book is one of my very favorites. I read that Kathleen Norris book ages ago: her take on laundry and the liturgy really stuck with me. I probably need to re-read it.

  2. Sarah, between your book stack and the rain outside, I would love nothing more than to: either a) spend the day with books in PJs or b) meet you at a coffee shop and walk through Eighth Day while we catch up. Maybe one day…on both accounts! 🙂 Happy weekend to you, friend.

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