It’s Monday: What are you Reading?



It’s Monday! What are you reading? 

This great meme is hosted by One Persons Journey Through a World of Books. Each week will share with you the books we are reading, just finished reading and those books we are planning to read this week.

 
Finishied:
 
Delirium
Blind Hope: An Unwanted Dog and the Woman She Rescued
Reading Now:
Rot & Ruin
I am about to give up on this one and trying again in the future.  I am just not getting into it no matter how many times I try.  Any advice?
A Creed in Stone Creek (Hqn)
Watch for a review early this week under 100 pages left
 

Guardian of the Gate (Prophecy of the Sisters, Book 2)
Up Next
Curiosities of the Civil War: Strange Stories, Infamous Characters and Bizarre Events
What did you read this week or what is up coming for you?

Review: Blind Hope

Blind Hope: An Unwanted Dog and the Woman She Rescued

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: July 2010
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Format: Paperback , 208pp
  • Sales Rank: 30,894

Synopsis

An unwanted dog. An emotional rescue.
Two lives forever changed.
Laurie’s dreams had been shattered before she came to work at Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch—the ranch of rescued dreams—where broken horses and broken children encounter healing every day. In an attempt to soothe her aching soul, Laurie reached out to save a dog in need. And she soon began to realize that the dog was rescuing her.

An inspiring true story told through the engaging voice of Kim Meeder, Blind Hope reveals poignant life lessons Laurie experienced from her ailing, yet courageous canine friend. Despite the blindness of her dog—and her own heart—Laurie uncovered what she really needed most: authentic love, unconditional trust, and true acceptance, faults and all.

As Laurie and her dog, Mia, both learned to follow the lead of a master they couldn’t see, Laurie discovered the transforming power of God’s grace even for imperfect and selfish people—and she experienced a greater love than she had ever known.

“Love is a bridge that stands firm through difficulties and connects one heart directly to another, not because of how it looks, but because of what it is.”    –Kim Meeder, Blind Hope

My Thoughts

A very touching story about faith, love and hope.  I really enjoyed this story on numerous levels.  First, the whole idea that there are ranched in this country that are soley run to help heal animals and children just the same is amazing and I applaude all those to particapte in these programs!  The fact that Laurie agrees to adopt this dog without ever seeing it is touching to me and a teltale sign that God put this dog in Laurie’s path to help heal her.  It is awesome to see the growth Laurie expresses in caring for and loving this dog who is up again all odds and still loves and trusts beyond what it should be able to do.  This is a well written touching story, a great book for animal lovers.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.  All opinion are my own.

Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: February 2011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books
  • Format: Hardcover , 441pp
  • Sales Rank: 43
  • Age Range: Young Adult

Synopsis

Ninety-five days, and then I’ll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It’s hard to be patient. It’s hard not to be afraid while I’m still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn’t touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don’t.
Lauren Oliver astonished readers with her stunning debut, Before I Fall. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it “raw, emotional, and, at times, beautiful. An end as brave as it is heartbreaking.” Her much-awaited second novel fulfills her promise as an exceptionally talented and versatile writer.

My Thoughts

This was another books that I had heard a lot about and was not sure how I was going to feel about it.  Sure is an appropriate time of the year to be reading this book being about love and all.  I enjoyed this book and it was a very interesting concept that love is a disease and one can be cured of it by having a procedure done.  I love the relationship between Hana and Lena in the beginning of the books and how it transforms as Lena breaks all the rules and falls in love.  Alex is a very interested person, he is marked as though he is cured but really isn’t and he changes Lena, sometimes for the better and some times not.  This is another books where the government is controlling everything.  It worries me that this is where we think our society is going.  Overall, a really good books with an interesting twist at the end.  It is a book that you don’t want to put down at time just because the story keeps you guess as what will happen next and who is the strong brave girl in the story.

My Rating

4 of 5 stars

*Thank you to NetGalley  for the opportunity to review this book.  The only compensation provided was a copy of this ebook for my honest review.  All opinion are mine.