Thursday, April 24, 2014

What I've Read Lately

I don't have as much time to read as I'd like, but I have managed to read a few books in the past several months that I have really enjoyed.

The first two are by Melanie Shankle who also writes the blog, "Big Mama". Her book, Sparkly Green Earrings, is a very humorous story about having their first child.

"There is really no better indicator you’re a mother than acquiring the ability to catch throw-up in a plastic bag, disinfect your hands, and immediately ask your friend to pass the beef jerky as you put on another Taylor Swift song and act as if nothing happened." - Melanie Shankle

I just finished her 2nd book, "The Antelope in the Living Room". This book is about marriage and comes  complete with stories that made me burst out laughing while sitting all alone in our living room.

This book is worth the price just to read about her husband at a friend's wedding when he had taken too much medication.

Marriage can be the biggest blessing and the most significant challenge two people ever take on. It’s the joy of knowing there’s someone to share in your sorrows and triumphs, and the challenge of living with someone who thinks it’s a good idea to hang a giant antelope head on your living room wall.
And yet we are in this thing together. For the rest of our lives. Not just for better or for worse, but for better AND for worse. - Melanie Shankle

Welcome to the story of a real marriage.
Melanie (aka Big Mama) Tyndale House Publishers

The third book is not a Christian book, but I couldn't put it down and cried while reading it.

It's the story of two teenagers who are both battling cancer, meet, and fall in love. When I first read about it, I thought it sounded like the oddest idea for a story, but it is very well written and kept me interested from beginning to end. The funny thing is that I was telling my oldest son who would be good to play the female lead if it were ever made into a movie and he replied with, " is being made into a movie and she is cast as the lead!" I don't know why Hollywood hasn't hired me yet.

I wish I had more books to add to this list. Hopefully, this summer I will have a lot more. Have a happy day!

Blessings - Kathy

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  1. Love Melanie's books! My favorite part of thd 2nd one was when her husband read at the wedding too!! I have bought both books many times for friends. My daughter loved the last book but judging by her reaction, I won't be reading it. I will stick with the funny!

    1. Hi Karmen! That is a great idea for a gift. I hope she will be writing a third! Thanks so much for stopping by:) - Kathy

  2. I love book recommendations, and I haven't read any of these! Thanks for passing them along, Kathy!

  3. I hope you get a chance to read some of them. I'd love to know what you think. Have a great day, Richella!

  4. Added these to my book list! :)


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