Guess what? I'm the nerdy girl who always carried a book in her purse when I went to my brother's sporting events! Needless to say, I love books and thought I'd share what I'm currently reading with you! Here's a glimpse of what's on my bookshelf right now...
THE HAPPINESS ADVANTAGE - SHAWN ACHOR
Shawn is a Harvard grad turned teacher who has relentlessly studied happiness. This book is about how happiness fuels success, not the other way around as so many people think. The Happiness Advantage is a perspective changing book (which I love) that is full of statistics and information about how to practice the principles of happiness and see measured success. This would be a great book for the workplace!
BOYS OF GRIT - ARCHER WALLACE
Boys of Grit Who Changed the World is from the Lamplighter Collection. I love this company for printing the out-of-print Christian classics. I bought this book because I now have a son and my husband and I think grit is a good thing! It tells the stories of 15 young men who lived exceptionally honorable lives. Hard work, integrity, persistence... yes, we need more real life accounts of this. Tip - purchase Lamplighter books during a scratch & dent sale to save money and build your collection!
MARK OF THE LION TRILOGY - FRANCINE RIVERS
As much as I hear people preach to only read non-fiction, I can't! I go to bed almost every night reading fiction. I guess it helps me turn my mind off. Right now, I'm re-reading the Mark of the Lion Trilogy and I daresay these are my favorite books. It's been over 10 years since I first read them and I'm enjoying them just as much a second time. The epic historical story starts with the Roman destruction of Jerusalem and follows a young Jewish girl's journey as she's taken as a slave in a prominent Roman household. I've actually visited Rome, but these books gave me a better picture of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire than my short tourist time. Warning - I would rate these books at least PG-13, due to the depiction of the debauchery of the Roman Empire.
I complete this glimpse of my bookshelf with my study books. Strong's Concordance, Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, and my Bibles. I mostly use King James, Amplified and The Message. These are what I use when I write something new. These books are big. They don't travel well. I like them. I like them more than any digital version. If I could, I would sit with a cup of almond milk & coffee and study for hours a day... #goals.