Words on Wednesdays – Two Sorts of Days

Two sorts of days, according to Mma Ramotswe:
there are two sorts of days
The Ladies’ No. 1 Detective Agency Series by Alexander McCall Smith is still going strong. They are not “deep” reading, by any means, but I always enjoy the characters and their insights. I’ve definitely felt like Mma Ramotswe: there are days of little consequence and then days where rather too much happens.

Most of my reading these days is of the “comfort reading” variety. I finished the above book just days before our new baby arrived.

And then I didn’t finish another book until he was 11 days old. It was an Agatha Christie mystery. These days, Agatha Christie and Elizabeth Peters (which I’ve been reading on my Kindle so I can read at night without bothering my worn out husband) are all my mind can absorb.

But I did visit the library yesterday (with all the kids. Taking 6 kids to the library ought to be worth some kind of merit badge) so I have a little stack going again.

What I’m Reading Now:

book stack for june 17(Sorry for the lousy phone picture. The good camera is being recharged today, because: baby pictures and lots of ’em.)

The top book is the latest in a children’s series. My oldest daughter claimed it first, and read it in less than a day. My next daughter is telling me to “hurry up with it” so she can read it so I’m thinking that better be the next thing on my reading agenda if I don’t want it to disappear.

The bottom book is one that my husband wants me to read, but I’ve read a few of the short stories and my dreams are already weird enough without Gaiman’s help, so I’m not sure I’m going to finish it. Maybe I’ll get Philip to tell me which stories I really HAVE to read and just skip the rest.

The others are just random things I picked up.

Recently Finished:

Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?I’m pretty sure this was adapted as a Marple or Poirot mystery for TV, which is odd because Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot don’t appear in the story at all. Good fun, and it was nice to finish a book – any book – after weeks of not reading anything.
The Night of Four Hundred RabbitsThis vintage Elizabeth Peters mystery (first published in 1971) was next up. Somewhat dated now, but the sense of humor and memorable characters are still there. Contained this memorable insight:

That’s maturity – when you realize that you’ve finally arrived at a state of ignorance as profound as that of your parents.

Anyway, it made me laugh.

Current Read Aloud:

More All of a Kind Familyby Sydney Taylor. We’ve made it to the third book in the series. Still loving it.

Current Book to Review:

Still not taking any new review copies right now.

Kindle Deals:

Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?This book by Gary Thomas is one of my top recommendations for books about marriage and it’s $2.99 for Kindle right now.
Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian MessageEvery Christian ought to read this modern classic by Ravi Zacharias. Also $2.99 for Kindle today.

Have you come across any notable Kindle deals lately? Share your finds in the comments.

What are you reading now? Anything I should add to my stack?

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