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Jan-31-11

Marta’s Legacy Books

posted by Stace

I don’t normally do book reviews, per se, or recommend books. I read a lot of books, and I generally enjoy everything I read. I don’t step far outside my comfort zone. I know the authors and types of books I like, and I tend to stay within those parameters.

I had to blog about these two books though, the Marta’s Legacy books by Francine Rivers (the first is called “Her Mother’s Hope” and the second, “Her Daughter’s Dream). For one thing, these two books were most enjoyable to me, and I highly recommend them if you like Christian fiction, or enjoy big epic books that span generations, following the characters through trials, triumphs, relationships and the course of their life.

Second, I believe I set a personal best record yesterday! I picked up this second book, “Her Daughter’s Dream” from the library on Saturday. We had a family reunion to go to at lunch, and were gone for several hours. I read a few pages in the car, then read some Saturday night before bed (my preferred time to read). But, then, on Sunday, I read. A LOT. I read about 500 pages, which has GOT to be a new record for me! I finished this book, all 564 pages of it, in basically a day. New record for me!

Now, my biggest concern is deciding what to read next! I downloaded “The Inner Circle” by Brad Meltzer to my Kindle, for Tim. I’m trying to get him to like my Kindle, it’s an uphill battle :) So, I’ll be working on some “real” books from my bookshelves while he’s reading on my baby!!

P.S. Have any of you seen Meltzer’s TV show on the History Channel? We’ve been watching it too. It’s called Decoded and is a mixture of history, obscure facts, conspiracy theories and the like. We’re oddly fascinated by it!

  1. Kimmy Said,

    Those sound really good. I do like Francine Rivers! I need to check them out. I wonder if they are available for Nook. I’m kinda obsessed with reading on that thing right now;-)

  2. mamichelle Said,

    Wow! That is a LOT of pages to read in a day! I remember once being semi-stranded in Maine during our snowmobile trip. We had to wait for the road to be plowed before we could leave and it took most of the day. I borrowed a book off the shelf and read the whole thing! The title is not coming to me…

  3. Karen Said,

    The Meltzer show sounds like something my son and husband would like. I’ll have to watch for it. The books you just finished sound like something I would like! I love books that cover generations.

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