Words on Wednesday – Prepared by Providence

Today’s quote about being prepared by providence:
prepared by providence
is from Owen Strachan’sThe Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World. My husband and I have both enjoyed this book. Now we’ve passed it on to my dad. Definitely recommended.

What I’m Reading Now

Still working through that stack from two weeks ago. I’ve just startedOur Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English. I don’t really care for the title but the book itself is interesting.

Recently Added

Like I said, I’m still working through that stack. I haven’t added anything new yet.

Recently Finished

How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy. As someone who fondly remembers the Napster days, I found this fascinating.

Kind of like a long form Wired article: well written, occasionally profane or subversive, and you never know where you’ll end up next (in this case: New York City, Germany, the UK, Sweden, and…North Carolina).
The Art of Baking Blind: A Novel. There were parts of this I loved (the setting in Britain, the baking, the part of the story about Kathleen Eaden) and parts I didn’t (some of the language, a few unnecessarily explicit scenes).

Overall, it was a great debut novel but the voices of the main female characters were not different enough. Sometimes I forgot which character was which. If you find yourself needing to make a flow chart or infographic for the main characters (Which character has which hang-ups, again?), that’t not a great sign.

I saw one review on Goodreads that said this book is mostly about motherhood and, after thinking about it, I think I agree with that.

Current Read Aloud

Ella of All-of-a-Kind Family. This isn’t my favorite book in the series but the girls still seem to enjoy it.

Current Book to Review

None.

Current Kindle Deals

Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More?Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist. This is $1.99 right now. It’s definitely worth a look. (You can see my review here: Fierce Convictions.)
A Watershed YearMy mom gave me a copy of this novel a few years back. I haven’t actually gotten around to reading it but she said it was interesting. Also $1.99 today.
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spiesby Ben Macintyre is still $1.99 right now too. That’s a fantastic deal. I love all of his books.

What are you reading now?

Dover Books

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