Friday, June 19, 2009

Spring Reading Thing 2009 Completed

A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman
A Passion Redeemed by Julie Lessman
A Passion Denied by Julie Lessman
Fireflies in December by Jennifer Erin Valent
Fixing Abraham by Chris Tiegreen
No Woman So Fair by Gilbert Morris
Tyndale New Testament

Did you finish reading all the books on your spring reading list? If not, why not?

No, I listed 22 books, and finished 7. I had hopes of reading two Christian books per week. But I was too ambitious. I just don't have the discipline to read that much.

Did you stick to your original goals or did you change your list as you went along?

I read a few books that weren't on the list. I didn't list them for this challenge. I know I probably could have. But I wanted to stick to the original list.

What was your favorite book that you read this spring? Least favorite? Why?

I love, love, loved Fireflies in December. I highly recommend that one!!! Least favorite? Probably Gilbert Morris. I just didn't feel the connection with that one as much as I did with the others on the list. It's not that it was a bad book by any means. I just didn't love it as much as I loved the others.

Did you discover a new author or genre this spring? Did you love them? Not love them?

All of these authors were new to me. It was my first time reading Julie Lessman, and she is just as great as My Friend Amy always says she is. :)

Did you learn something new because of Spring Reading Thing 2009 — something about reading, or yourself, or a topic you read about?

I really enjoyed the Tyndale New Testament. Reading the New Testament in this translation really helped me see a few things in a new light.

What was your favorite thing about the challenge?

I loved the motivation to keep reading!

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

4 comments:

Lisa notes... said...

Nice wrap-up post. I participated in the Spring Reading Thing also, but haven't written my summary yet. It was a lot of fun to see what others are reading. I'll have to grab a book title or two off your list!

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

22 is a lot of books, so don't worry about not hitting all of them. I still think you did a good job, and even more, you enjoyed a number of books you read, so that's definitely a success!

Sheila DeChantal said...

Nice blog.... I will check in on this one again.

Janet said...

I'd say you did pretty well! I just came from your other blog and am amazed (not for the first time) at your volume of reading. Glad you enjoyed the challenge.