Spring Reading Thing ~ 2008

Welcome to Spring and the Spring Reading Thing!


I participated last year in the Spring Reading Thing. It was my first blog carnival venture because I had just started my blog in March of 2007. Time flies when you’re blogging!

So many books to choose from to read.

Here are my choices so far. (subject to change at the whim of this reader)

Before Green Gables – The prequel to Anne of Green Gables ~ by Budge Wilson

I’m in the process of re-reading/reading for the first time some great classics. I finally just finished reading Anne of Green Gables so I’m excited to read this new book. It is also the 100 year anniversary of Anne so I thought it was a good time to read about her instead of just watching her story.

Scarlet ~ by Stephen R. Lawhead

This is the second book in the King Raven Trilogy. The first book was Hood which I read and enjoyed. Lawhead has an interesting and rich way of bringing you history in his fiction.

Inkspell ~ by Cornelia Funke

Again this is the second book in a series. I read Inkheart a while back and it kept me engaged. Funke has been compared to Rowling.

Gentian Hill ~ by Elizabeth Goudge

Elizabeth Goudge is one of my favorite new/old writers. I am trying to get my hands on all her books. This will be my 5th book of hers I’ll have read. She is another author who develops her characters well. I compare her to George MacDonald in the way he brings a persons faith and relationship with God into the everyday.

Whose Body ~ by Dorothy Sayers

If you read mystery and haven’t read Sayers, you need to. Check out her Lord Peter Wimsey Series. This series was writtten from 1923-1935.

God is the Gospel ~ by John Piper

and right now I am finishing The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

This again is in my quest to read some classics that slipped by me…

Head over to Callapidder Days on thursday morning to see more Spring Reading Lists or to join in…

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

16 thoughts on “Spring Reading Thing ~ 2008

  1. My, you’re ambitious! I’m reading “God is in the Gospel” right now…Piper blows my mind!

    Love the picture collage at the top…it’s cheerful and oh, so Springy!

  2. Yes, early indeed!

    I forgot about the Anne of Green Gables books! I’m writing that on my notepad right now!

    See you in WA – YIPPEE! 🙂

  3. I read Hood, and Scarlet is sitting on my shelf, but I just haven’t read it yet. I agree with you about Lawhead’s writing though. I’m not a history buff, but I appreciate the way he weaves everything together. Thanks for joining SRT ’08!

  4. I’m glad to see you reading some Anne. I don’t know quite what to think about the whole prequel concept, I look forward to reading your thoughts on the matter. God is the Gospel by John Piper is great. He’s one of my favorites.

  5. I am trying to read the whole series of Anne books. When I am done I will probably read Before Green Gables. I really enjoy Dorothy Sayers but it has been ages since I read her. I need to add some into my TBR list.

  6. My son is reading Hood right now and we were wondering if the next book in the series had been released.

    I keep meaning to check out Elizabeth Goudge!

    I’ve read Inkheart and may have to read Inkspell, another one my son recommends!

    Happy reading!

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