We're well into spring here in central Ohio, with trees pollinating (my prayers for those afflicted with allergies!) and flowers blooming and mowing, mowing, MOWING!

Recent Reads

Greater Treasures: A DragonEye Novella, by Karina Fabian (self-published, 2013, fiction)

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

A quick read that's as entertaining and clever as I expected. I'm a Vern fangirl and Fabian didn't let me down with this one. The one thing I'd change? I wanted MORE! :)

Current Reads

More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity, by Jeff Shinabarger (David C. Cook, 2013)

I'm reading this a chapter at a time. It's well-done and wow, what a way to not just look at "simplifying your life" in a general way, but in a systematic and Christian way. This book is another life-changer and game-changer for me. (I'm not exactly thrilled about that, because I wasn't necessarily LOOKING to have things go all changey-changey on me!) Good book, though, and one I'm enjoying reading.

The Everyday Catholic's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours, by Daria Sockey (Servant Books, 2013)

I *thought* I would be able to whip through this book. It's less than 150 pages, after all, and Sockey's the kind of writer who's fun and easy to read. (That's not to say she's not saying really important stuff. SHE IS. She just makes it go down easy.)

I'm not, however, rushing through this book. I'll finish it this week for sure, and it's already influenced my prayer habits. A great read, all around, and one I'll be promoting a lot!

On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family, and the Church in the Twenty-First Century, by Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis) & Abraham Skorka (Image Books, 2013)

I loved Pope Francis before I started reading this book, which is a conversation between him (as Archbishop Bergoglio) and rabbi Abraham Skorka. It's a great conversational sort of read. It also has short chapters, which is helpful in May while I'm swamped but wanting spiritual doses of reading. LOVING it so far.

New to My Review Shelf

There's a lot of new stuff coming in, and I am just unable to compile it today. I think I'll do a post later this week or next week highlighting some that I'm really looking forward to reading. Stay tuned! :)

What have YOU been reading lately?

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