So I've been keeping plenty busy this summer with swimming lessons, my Step-Daughters wedding in Washington, another session of swimming lessons and preparing for the annual Harvest Hoedown. But I have also had some time to read. Most of the time I download a book on my phone since it's always with me, but a lot of times I grab them from the library.
I've read some really good books lately.
This past year I've read
The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials & The Death Cure by James Dashner
(I haven't read The Kill Order yet, it just came out last year)
Divergent and Insurgent (waiting for my library to get Allegiant) by Veronica Roth
Matched,Crossed & Reached by Ally Condie
Uglies, Pretties, and Specials by Scott Westerfield
Prodigy and Legend (waiting for the library to get Champion) by Marie Lu
Next on my list is Leviathan, Bohemoth and Goliath by Scott Westerfield
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
I am looking for some good non youth books, but keep getting drawn to them. They don't have all that gushy lovey-dovey x rated romance crap. I don't care for that, just give me a good story line :)
"We become so caught up in the busyness of our lives. Were we to step back, however, and take a good look at what we're doing, we may find that we have immersed ourselves in the 'thick of thin things.' In other words, too often we spend most of our time taking care of the things which do not really matter much at all in the grand scheme of things, neglecting those more important causes."
-Thomas S. Monson
"To those who stagger or stumble, he is there to steady and strengthen us. In the end he is there to save us, and for all this he gave his life. However dim our days may seem they have been darker for the Savior of the world."
-Jeffrey R. Holland
"Yes, life is precious! No one can cuddle a cherished newborn baby, look into those beautiful eyes, feel the little fingers, and caress that miraculous creation without deepening reverence for life and for our Creator. Life comes from life. It is a gift from our Heavenly Father. It is eternal, as he is eternal."
-Russell M. Nelson
"We all long for peace. Peace is not just safety or lack of war, violence, conflict, and contention. Peace comes from knowing that the Savior knows who we are and knows that we have faith in Him, love Him, and keep his commandments, even and especially amid life's devastating trials and tragedies."
-Quentin L. Cook