Saturday, March 5, 2011

March Reading Checkup

Reading Challenge 2011

Wrestling Prayer by Eric and Leslie Ludy
The Respect Dare by Nina Roesner
One Thousand Gifts Ann Voscamp

The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartin
Answers to Prayer by George Mueller

February was a good month for reading. My main project has been to finish up all the books I was in the middle of at the beginning of the month.

I finished A Thousand Gifts and Wrestling Prayer, and both were amazing. Reports will be coming soon. (A Thousand gifts substituted for A Thousand shall Fall.) I also completed A Sane Woman's Guide to Raising a Large Family and 168 Hours, you have More Time than You Think.

I still have not tried out the Artisan Bread, but hopefully I'll have a chance to soon (maybe over spring break?) and I'll write a report for it. The book has been read.

I'm over half-way through The Respect Dare. I could have finished by now, as the book consists of 40 days worth of assignments and I started about 6 weeks ago. I discovered, however, that though the individual assignments are easily accomplished in a day, it is too fast if I do one each day. So I'm going at a pace of about one assignment every other day (or so), and that's working pretty well.

In a departure from the list (due to an answered wish-list item from PaperbackBookSwap) I have also started Meet Mr. Smith, by Eric and Leslie Ludy, and am about halfway through.

Bible reading is on track. I'm not moving quite at the 10 chapters a day pace, but overall I'm sticking to it. I've really enjoyed moving promptly through the daily assignments, and find I get a lot more out of reading a large, varied amount of scripture each day than I did out of reading a small portion slowly. Perhaps this is because I usually do my Quiet time in the morning after I wake up, and if I'm just reading a chapter or two tend to fall right back to sleep!! At any rate, this reading system seems to be working well for me and has been very enjoyable.

I'm looking forward to tackling the books for March, though looking at the list I can tell you now they won't all be completed by April 1st!!


  1. Dear Sophie: Thank you for posting the books you are reading. I will finish 168 hours today. It was good. Now I want to buy Respect Dare. I bet that will be great. I just ordered Wrestling Pray through inter library loan. When ever you are through with it, could I borrow "A Thousand Gifts"? I switched over to reading 10 Bible chapters a morning out of 10 different Bible books. I like it. It's going well. Love you! Mom

  2. Respect Dare has been really good--I'm almost through with it! You are welcome to borrow One Thousand Gifts. I'm considering purchasing a second copy because there are so many people I'd like to read it!! :-)