Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Last Light

Last light by Terri Blackstock
This was a great suspenseful read. One of those books that I did not want to put down because I could not wait to find out what would happen I have to get the sequel, Night Light. I will probably also read every book she has ever written. She just writes good, Christan suspense. Yes , there are good christian authors out there...always making sure that the truth of needing Jesus is written into the novel. I think I finished this book in 4 days..all 377 pages. The reason I read this was it is part of the book club I am in and it was the read for the month. I am part of a girlfriend's group who meets once a month to discuss the book we are assigned to read and over dinner and delve into a new on...two of my favorite things: good food and books. However, the meetings keep taking place on the day I have a regional meeting for my job. One of these days they will not conflict and I will get to go. All I can tell you about the book is that it starts out with a major city losing all forms of electricity....from the basic electricity to cars working...even your battery operated watch doesn't work. The suspense builds from there. Good Stuff...I recommend it to one and all....even the kids...well, teenagers, younger kids might get freaked out over the murders that happen. The book really takes you in and it can make you feel like you are right there while it is all happening. I will now be moving on to the chunkster #2. Angels and Demons by Dan Browne. I will be going through lots of books since the hubby leaves for the army Monday and will want to keep the mind occupied so I don't dwell on the loneliness of him not being here with us for 15 weeks.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

I know it has been such a long time since I have posted. My life has been crazy with the major changes going on...which is a whole other post itself...but ,I digress. This book was one of the saddest, most tragic stories I have read. No happy endings, no feel good message. There is one positive thing...perseverance. The will to go on no matter the circumstance. The will to live, despite it looking like everything around is lost. This story takes place back in 1939, where our country is just coming out of a decade from the great depression. People everywhere are searching for that American dream and believe in it. It shows the grass is not always greener. I also began to think of our country today and the economic times we are in. We still have it really good despite the job losses (my hubby being one of them)home foreclosures, and the inflation rates and wondering when it will end. It is not as bad as it was back then. Please, do not think that I am not saying it is all happy music and skipping through the flowers...I just don't see government camps set up and people working for pennies just to get a loaf of bread, living in tents and their cars by the thousands. I choose to believe that Jesus , is still in control despite it looking hopeless. I have come to a place where I am happy with the little that we have. Less is better...and I think that more people are going to come to realize that the most important and cherished things in life are not the newest things but family and spending time together. Realizing that, money is not what will make us happy. I am very grateful for the lessons that this recession has done for my husband and I. We are closer than we ever have been...and have come to learn that total dependence and trust in Jesus is what we need. We have been amazed at what He has blessed us with. It has all been done in ways that we thought were impossible..which has shown us Nothing is Impossible when it comes to the Creator of the Universe.