Saturday, August 7, 2010

An RV Must Have...

One of our favorite "must haves" for RV life is...


kindle

The Kindle!!! (I'm also partial to my Moleskine case!)

Totally addicted and in love with this little bookshelf and its all my daughters fault!

Cayla, my ten year old is a lover of words like me and decided (when giving up her books for the move) that she wanted a kindle. Originally I asked her if we could go in together and share one but she proceeded to tell me that that was not realistic since we would be fighting for turns SO.. she ventured to purchase hers off Craigs list (with her own money) and I fell in love!

Did you know that most ALL of the classics are free? Cayla is reading her favorite author, LM Montgomery and just about all her books were downloaded for free! Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, free free free!!

SO... what am I reading on my beloved kindle at the moment?

L.L Barkat's God in the Yard- I first heard about L.L from her amazing blog Seedlings in Stone and after being blessed by her words I ordered this book. WoW! This is a book all about the art of seeing and accepting Fathers invitation to play. It is a book about restoring the senses. The author took a year and spent an hour each day out in her yard looking for the small things, the little details while she communed with Father. It is such a treasure! You can find it on amazon here in paperback form OR here for the kindle version! This book is written somewhat as a devotional with thoughtful questions and journaling exercises throughout, it is truly a lovely book with prose that captivates!

The husband and I are reading Donald Miller's Searching for God Knows What- We have just begun this book and I am so thrilled to dig deeper into it! Here is the kindle version. In a nutshell the purpose is that Miller is frustrated with how Christianity is "taught and practiced" as a formula to be followed and less as a relationship of falling in love. Donald states about this book, "I realized the formulaic version of Christianity was irrational, and for that matter, unbiblical. True Christian spirituality mirrors relational dynamics more than the workings of a free-market economy. This seemed to open up an entire new world to me, a world where every thought and feeling operates as a kind of living metaphor for the workings of the Godhead." We were so blessed by his last book, A Million Miles In a Thousand Years and I have a feeling that the book initiated a desire for a better story.

So.. what are you reading?

11 comments:

  1. I just KNOW that I would fall in love with a kindle!!! I just don't HAVE ONE! it is on my list of things to have though. I would love it!

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  2. We just got a Sony e-reader after two years of being on the road. Now that I have it, I'm wondering why on earth we didn't have one sooner! LOVE it. I hope I can find God in the Yard in a version that I can use. It sounds interesting. I am reading An Altar in the World and you reminded me that I need to pull out the paperback version of A Million Miles In a Thousand Years that a friend loaned to me.
    Krystal

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  3. I just finished reading "Truefaced".... You should check it out... Another great one is "Bo's Cafe".... Both are written by the same authors!

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  4. i love that your daughter loves to read... i have mixed feelings about the kindle...there is something so romantic and endearing about a book, in all of its worn pages and tangibility... but i know, as an author, i have to get over that... particularly since my agent receives manuscripts these days on her kindle. sigh. :) i just finished 'the book of negroes.' SO good. love to you, friend. xoxo

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  5. We are a moleskin family too... :)
    I'm reading...
    Doctrine by Mark Driscoll
    Love & War by John and Stasi Eldridge
    Plan B by Pete Wilson

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  6. I have mixed feelings about the kindle too, though I suspect it will be wonderful in the RV. We only have so much room for books, as I'm sure you well know!

    I'm reading Water by Alyce Miller. She's my thesis advisor and has been absolutely fabulous. Very honest and pushes me the way I need to be pushed.

    I'm happy that you and your daughter found such a cool gadget :).

    Love,

    J.

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  7. Reading the Bible:)) I don't read very much as far as modern christianity books~ most of them are way too far off as far as theological study of the scriptures go. Getting it straight from the source!

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  8. I am reading God in the Yard, too. I love it -- but I find I have to read the chapters more than once to really let it sink in fully.

    I also just finished The Help, which was terrific. And I'm about to start A Separate Peace for my book club read.

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  9. I am reading God in the Yard, too. I love it -- but I find I have to read the chapters more than once to really let it sink in fully.

    I also just finished The Help, which was terrific. And I'm about to start A Separate Peace for my book club read.

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  10. i love that your daughter loves to read... i have mixed feelings about the kindle...there is something so romantic and endearing about a book, in all of its worn pages and tangibility... but i know, as an author, i have to get over that... particularly since my agent receives manuscripts these days on her kindle. sigh. :) i just finished 'the book of negroes.' SO good. love to you, friend. xoxo

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