Tuesday Thoughts

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Today marks the 200th Anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Jane Austen is viewed in the literary world as a classical author worthy of enormous praise.
I once tried reading a Jane Austen book when I was a young teenager; Sense and Sensibility. I am not sure if it just was not her best work, if it is just not my genre of literature or if I was just too young to be able to enjoy the true beauty of the novel.

So help me out. Should I try reading it again? Should I try a different Jane Austen book? What is your favorite Jane Austen book that you have read?
I want to love her books, but I am afraid to try them again.

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My book reviews seem to go in groupings since I tend to read more than one book at a time. I hope that you understand where there is often some period of time between reviews on my blog. I seem to finish the multiple books all around the same time.

This next week, I should soon have 2-3 reviews ready to go. I have finished reading the monthly book club book, but I like to post the review after we meet and have discussion. I have one more book that I have about 1/4 of the book left to read and 2 books that I have just started.

Who else tends to read 2-3 or even 4 books all at the same time?

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One of the books I am just starting is of course More Than Just Making It: Hope for the Heart of the Financially Frustrated, by Erin Odom. It is available for pre-order right now! Plus, Erin just release a FREE, 5-day E-Course called Eating Well on a Budget. I have signed up for the course myself because I am always saying that it is SO hard to eat good healthy foods while staying on a budget. You can sign up for the course HERE on the book launch sales page; scroll all the way to the bottom and you will find it.

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I’m so excited that I have been selected to be a part of Brooke McGlothlin’s Gospel-Centered Mom book tour!

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Stay tuned for more info on the book and the upcoming blog book tour!

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I am excited as my “hobby” continues to grow. I took a leap of faith and stepped into this with the hope that I could combine my long-time hobbies of reading and writing into something larger. I appreciate and treasure each of you because you are here with me at the beginning of this journey; who knows where it will go from here.
I want to share my love for books with the entire world and you can help me do that by sharing my blog, my Facebook page, and my Instagram account with your friends and family.

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Monday Musings

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As you know, I have always loved books and I have always been an avid reader. However, my choice in books has not always been stellar. The content and subject area of my book choices have not always been appropriate nor great literary accomplishments. The majority of my book selections were for entertainment and enjoyment purposes. Reading for entertainment and enjoyment is of course the point

Looking back, I wish I had taken the time to read more of the classic literature books. Now that I have grown and matured in my reading preferences, I feel like I missed out on a lot of amazing pieces of literature.

I found this list of 99 Classic Books Reading Challenge. Out of those 99, I have only completed 10 and started 2 of them that I ended up putting down to never finish. That’s only about 10%. Not a very great percentage rate. Plus, there are a lot more books that are considered Must-Read Classic books that are not included on this list that I have yet to read as well.

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What are your favorite Classic Literary Books? What books would you consider to be on the Must-Read Classic Books list that I should add to my never-ending stack of books?

There are just so many amazing books, both classic and modern, that deserve to be on every stack. WHY do I have to be an adult with responsibilities?!? Why can’t I just sit on a beach or in a comfy chair by a warm fire all day and read?!?

At least now, I can use the excuse that I am reading with my kids to get book time and work on some of those classics. 🙂

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