Monday, January 21, 2013

Book buying binge

I'm at home today, relaxing. No school due to Martin Luther King day.

It started off cold but the temp is now 60 degrees and it is sunny, finally!

I spent the morning making quinoa salad, extra quinoa for breakfast oatmeal, three pans of roasted veggies (peppers, carrots, potatoes), a sweet potato pie, cut up a cantaloupe, and boiled 6 eggs. I think I am set for the week's meals!

I love three-day weekends. I don't have that hurry-up feeling of getting everything done. I vacuumed this morning and did the dishes. Organized some things, and of course, did the cooking. I finished at 1:30 and now I have the rest of the day.

A friend bought me an Amazon gift card! What a surprise! It was for $100! I was bowled over. I hurriedly went to Amazon and purchased:

Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur (about the 12 Apostles)
Twelve Unlikely Heroes (bible heroes)
Drive By Pneumatology (50 lectures about how the Holy Spirit works,Woot!!!)
Foxe's Book of Martyrs
God's Wisdom in Proverbs (a gift for someone, pay it forward)

and I can't believe this, TWO secular books! I never buy books, but I'll pass them along too:

Grisham's newest, The Racketeer, oh boy, oh boy, can't wait, and When Crickets Cry, by Charles Martin. A friend had recommended that one to me. I'm hopeful that Martin will be a good author added to my list of 'safe' and readable authors to enjoy.

They will all come in at staggered times so it will be like Christmas for a long time. That was totally unexpected and one of the very best gifts I ever received. The very best was similar: my dad had bought me a $200 gift card to Borders many years ago. Same thing- happiness abounded.

Books are great!


Kathie W Thompson said...

I know what you mean - a $$ gift for books is a huge blessing. Got one of those myself for Christmas - went wild with it - I have more than enough books to meet my reading goal of at least 12 this year of 2013. Two so far - working on number 3 should have it before the end of the month. Thanks for sharing. I enjoy reading your posts.

little artist said...

Are you familiar with Good Reads?

Elizabeth Prata said...

Hi little artist,

I am familiar with Good Reads! Thanks for asking!! :)