Monday, July 24, 2006
Pink~ by Marilynn Griffith
I have done a lot of reading this summer. Some might think it a little weird that I spent an average of 2 to 3 days to read a book, but once I start reading a good book it is really hard to put it down. Most books I would usually finish in less time, but alas... duty calls (usually in the form of a family member, or one of my two dogs :)
Well, I just finished reading Pink by Marilynn Griffith. I really enjoyed it. The first thing that drew me to the book was of course the color. I happened to be shopping in a christian bookstore with my Mom and the bright pink cover caught my eye. I must say, this summer I seem to be drawn to brighty colored book covers. My book shelf kind of looks like a bowl of skittles, not the regular ones, but the special ones they make for easter. Anyway...this actually was the second book I read by Griffith and I have already ordered the next book in the Shades of Style series, Jade. Pink is about a woman named Raya who leaves her pampered life and moves into her grandmother's apartment to pursue her dream of being a designer. As she trys to embrace her future her past keeps her from truly moving on. It is a great story full of comedy, heartache, romance, and friendship.
Along with reading a lot of novels recently I have also been working my way through the bible. Right now I am in Nehemiah. One thing I love about my bible (Nelson Study Bible) is it has excellent commentaries. It not only explains the scriptures, but also gives you some history to help you put the scripture into context. I am reading where the people have returned to Jerusalem after being captive and are now celebrating the feast of tabernacles. One thing I found interesting is that the whole book of Nehemiah is written in first person not in third person like the previous chapters.
My initial goal last year was to read through the bible in one year. Well if I don't manage to finish the rest of the bible by January, I will be in year 2 of reading through the bible. Those geneologies really slow you down. Oh and not only that, but the lists of the members of the army, or the tribes came out of captivity etc. When I hit those chapters I have to throw in a few Psalms or Proverbs afterwards which consequently throws off my progress.
Next on my reading agenda: Non-fiction- The Way of the Master by Ray Comfort
Fiction- Blind Dates Can Be Murder by Mindy Starns Clark