Spring Reading Challenge Wrap Up

 

  • What was the best book you read this spring? Fiction: Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers , Non-Fiction: Seeing and Savoring Christ by John Piper
  • What book could you have done without? I didn’t have a long enough book list to have to have an answer to this one. They were all worth reading.
  • Did you try out a new author this spring? If so, which one, and will you be reading that author again? Yes, the new author I tried was Dorothy L. Sayers and I will definitely read her again.
  • If there were books you didn’t finish, tell us why. Did you run out of time? Realize those books weren’t worth it? I never got around to Harry Potter #6. I’ve read it before and wanted to read it before #7 came out…
  • Did you come across a book or two on other participants’ lists that you’re planning to add to your own to-be-read pile? Which ones?  Yes, Stepping Heavenward by Prentiss. I bought it and am reading it.
  • What did you learn — about anything — through this challenge? Maybe you learned something about yourself or your reading style, maybe you learned not to pick so many nonfiction books for a challenge, maybe you learned something from a book you read. Whatever it is, share! I learned that I can read a lot more than I have in the past. There is time to read. I’m a multi-book reader (more than one at a time). I’ve learned I’ll enjoy and digest non-fiction more if I only read a chapter at a time. I have a stack of 4-6 books on my nightstand and I try to read a little out of each in the evening instead of watching TV.
  • What was the best part of the Spring Reading Thing? Meeting other readers and seeing the hundreds of books I’ve never read.
  • Any other thoughts, impressions, or comments. I like to take reading a step further by recording any sections of the book that stand out to me.
  • I will definitely participate in a fall reading challenge!
  • I’ll be posting a review of  When People Are Big and God is Small soon. 🙂

Thanks so much to Katrina at Callapidder days for hosting this event so magnificently and unselfishly…

10 thoughts on “Spring Reading Challenge Wrap Up

  1. Sounds like a successful Spring Reading!
    You still have time to read HP6.
    I’m reading through them all in advance of #7’s release. I better get busy, because I’m only half way through #2!
    So much to read; so little time. . .

    Kim, thanks for the encouragement, #6 is in Seattle and I’ll be there on saturday.

  2. Lord Peter Wimsey is such a character! Loving these Sayers books thanks to you!

    Lana, You are gonna have to borrow the dvd’s!

  3. I’m glad to hear you like Dorothy Sayers. I have one of her books on my shelf, but haven’t read it yet. I’ll have to move it closer to the top of the pile. 🙂 Thanks for participating in the Spring Reading Thing!

    Katrina, no..thank you! Oh, and yes, do read Sayers!

  4. I haven’t read Sayers either, but will head to the library as soon as I can to find her. Thanks for the heads up on her.
    I think you’ll enjoy Stepping Heavenward by Prentiss. I just bought a biography of her and am eager to get into it.

    Hi Rosemary, I’ve started Prentiss and I am enjoying the honesty in her journal. Blessings!

  5. Yes, I learned last Fall when I did the challenge that I could read a lot more than I thought, especially if I chose books over TV.

    Hi Jennifer, I like to be reminded how much I do enjoy reading…blessings.

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