Wednesday, December 27, 2017

December Reading

Yes, Hannah is reading a book about pharmacy!

We were busier this month than I had hoped, so I didn't get as much reading done as I would have liked.  But two of the books were excellent, one was pretty good, and one was entertaining, so I can't complain!
  • A Good Place to Hide by Peter Grose.  This book tells the amazing story of how one French community rescued, hid, and took to safety thousands of people during World War II.  Honestly, I didn't think much of the French people because of their government's actions during the war, but this book changed my perspective.  I cannot recommend this book more highly, and Sarah Beth (11) loved it, too!
  • Come, Let Us Adore Him by Paul David Tripp.  This book contains wonderful Advent devotionals for the month of December.  No, I haven't quite finished it since December isn't over yet, but I can't imagine it won't continue to be just as good for the last few days.  Put this one on your list for Advent readings next year.  
  • Patriot Pirates:  The Privateer War for Freedom and Fortune in the American Revolution by Robert H.  Patton.  The title of this book intrigued me, and it does contain many interesting facts.  But it's a little dry in places.  I did enjoy learning about how important privateers -- basically, pirates commissioned by the government -- were to securing our independence from Britain because I had no idea!
  • The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King.  When Kalinda is chosen to be the rajah's one hundredth queen, she becomes immersed in a political world where the high stakes could cost her her life.  She also has to fight in an arena against some of the rajah's courtesans who also want to become his queen.  This book was a good one for my running on the treadmill:  not too deep with lots of action.  :)
What have you read lately?

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