September Reading


The Island of Heavenly Daze (novel) by Lori Copeland & Angela Elwell Hunt ...A small New England island is watched over by and entertained by angels... VERY fun and sweet read!





Whispers of Rest: 40 Days of God's LOVE to Revitalize Your Soul by Bonnie Grey ...A spiritual journey--with daily readings, journalling prompts, and more--to be refreshed and renewed in HIS love. This is a BEAUTIFUL book!


The Food and Feasts of Jesus: The Original Mediterranean Diet, with Menus and Recipes by Douglas E. Neel and Joel A. Pugh ...The Bible is filled with food and celebrations! This book helps us explore what life and food was like in Jesus' day. I'm revisiting this book, which I enjoy so much!


Canning for Beginners: Delicious Recipes for Canning Vegetables, Fruits, Meats, and Fish at Home by Grace Bell ... Preserving food--I'm so excited about this topic! While I'm making jams and simple pickles, I want to learn more about home canning.

These are just a few of the things I've been reading this month. Along with books, I read many blogs--as well as listen to podcasts--on a variety of topics. Would you be interested in a post about any of those?

What about you? What books are on your nightstand, or coffee table, in your bag, or on your tablet/device...or even on your wish list?! Any recommendations?!



Comments

  1. lovely! I think you would like Elizabeth Goudge! Many of us, myself included, have been so blessed and encouraged by her books! I have the newest (just out last week) Jan Karon book! Just finished Tolkien's books on Hobbits :), looking at the cookbook _The Everlasting Meal_ again; :); I would be happy to read about blogs you enjoy!

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  2. Oh, I do like Elizabeth Goudge! I read several of her books some many years ago, when I was still in America. Mostly through library/library inter-loan. Sadly, I can't get her books through the library here. But I see that most of her books are available via Amazon, and some for good prices for Kindle app. I'd like to revisit her books! I've read some of Jan Karon too--very charming stories! Thank you, Elizabeth, for the reading recommendation of An Everlasting Meal. I didn't know about this one...must add to my reading list! :)

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    1. Abe books has sellers who will ship abroad and various Elizabeth Goudge books! Searching the various book websites sometimes can bring treasures! (Alibris and thrift books are 2 others) ... sometimes Amazon has the best deal but not always! ♡ DE Stevenson is another new favorite, heartwarming stories. ♡

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    2. Thank you for thr good book search tips, Elizabeth! I had forgotten about Alibris book, which I did know about. Many years ago a read some D.E. Steveson too... just love those gentle, but rich English novels!

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  3. I would love for you to write about ANYTHING you find interesting!
    we're so fortunate to have stores to get food in now whenever we need it.
    can you imagine what it must have been like to be a home maker knowing you had to feed your family all winter long on what you canned and preserved? OH MY!
    kind of changes the dynamics of it! LOL have a wonderful week. :) XO

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    1. Thanks so much, Tammy! I will do what I can for something interesting! ;) Yes, I too often think about what it must have been like many generations back where food preparing and storing is concerned... times before refrigeration, dishwashers, food prococessors and supermarkets that have almost everything and anything all year long that help us along nowadays. The hard graft of growing food, preserving it and keeping a family fed... it makes the heart flop with compassion!

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  4. You're set for the fall! All good ones, too, I think!

    I just finished a 650 page book on the Roosevelts during WWII (fascinating if the period intrigues), a confection called "Christmas in Paris" (predictable, like a Hallmark movie) and am reading "Lisette's List" which is fiction WWII France about a woman and Impressionist paintings/art by Susan Vreeland. So far, so good!

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    1. Oooo... good books you've been digging into too, Jeanie! Lisette's List sounds VERY good! As does the Christmas in Paris... I like a little dusting of sugar sometime, like Hallmark films! ;)

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  5. I could definitely be tempted by Heavenly Daze. Just started reading Sue Monk Kidd's book, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter. I think I am going to really like it.

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  6. I think that the Heavenly Daze one sounds very interesting. I really liked all the ones you suggested. I used to can and have thought about getting back into it. I think I will look into The Foods and Feasts of Jesus; it sounds like a great one. All the books sounded interesting.
    While on our mission we have been reading mainly the scriptures. We have read the Bible, Book of Mormon and just finishing the Doctrine and Covenants. All of these books are full of our Savior's dealing with the different dispensations of time. My favorite of all is The New Testament and The Book of Mormon. My favorite part of The Book of Mormon is when the Savior appeared to the Nephites in the promised lands of America after His Resurrectioin. The chapters in 3 Nephi are so beautiful; expecially 3 Nephi 17. I always shed tears when reading that one.
    Since I am now released from my mission; I plan on reading a novel. I will let you know what one I start out with.
    Blessings for you sweet girl and hugs too!

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  7. Those books all look and sound very good Tracy and have been added to my list! Right now I am reading American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld. It is my second time reading it. That is how you know a book is good, you don't mind reading it again. It is said to be loosely based on the life of Laura Bush. Good at any rate. I am also, like LeAnn, reading the Book of Mormon. I love the BOM too. As well, I am reading The Beginning of Better Days, divine instruction to women by the Prophet Joseph Smith, by Sheri Dew and Virginia H Pearce. All wonderful books. Love and hugs and blessings to you! xoxo

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