Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday: Literacy and Education - Books, Books, Books!

That is our topic for Women Living Wisely (a women's group that I belong to. We get together on the 3rd Friday of every month and discuss/do a project, etc. related to one of the six areas of provident living.

I'm really psyched about this meeting. We are doing a book swap, and then we are all supposed to bring a book to discuss with the group. The catch is that you are supposed a book that changed your life. I'm still thinking on this one. So many books, and so many different times of my life, that it is hard to narrow it down to one life-altering book. The last thing we are doing is making little handmade journals/mini-books.

But I'd love to hear from any of my readers that don't plan on going to Women Living Wisely - What is the book that you read that changed your life??? And Why? Or How??


Post Script - By the way, I've felt much happier the last few days since I shared my little vent. Something to be said for letting it out, I guess!


Kim said...

OK, so I'll probably be there...but here it is anyway. I have been a non-reader (not really, but a reading disliker?) forever. I read for info, NOT fun. Well, I listened to the Harry Potter books & Twilight Series on CD (and loved them). After finishing the 4th book (Breaking Dawn), I decided to pick-up Fablehaven. I had heard great things about it from some of my friends. I LOVED it. So, that sparked an interest & I read the 1st, 2nd & 3rd. Then, I had to wait for the 4th, so I began looking for more things to read. I have been reading a lot more since, and have really enjoyed it.

Stacey said...

I read purely for entertainment at this point in my life and I am with Kim on the Twilight Series-holy cow I LOVED those!! "The Birth of Venus" is a great book and so is "The Shadow of the Wind". The latter changed my view of reading because it is the most "different" book I have ever read. Before this I read a lot of Mary Higgins Clark and John Grisham cause I was afraid to step out of my comfort zone. Also with the Twilight Saga cause I don't like anything science fiction like but LOVED LOVED LOVED these!! I have also read several books by Jodi Picoult and I really enjoy those. Oh yeah-"The Island" is EXCELLENT!! BTW, I own all of these and am happy to lend them out but I want them back cause I love them so much!!!