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Booking It in October

It’s amazing to me that we started booking it ten months ago.

Where did the year go?

I hope that you’ve found some good reads thanks to this virtual book club. I know we have. Thanks to Carrie, our family enjoyed The Search for Delicious, a book I had never even heard of. The kids still talk about it!

And if it hadn’t been for Chandy’s review of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and comments from the rest of you, I might have missed out on the best novel I’ve read in a very long time.

This past month, however, I finished reading the best book ever written.

Yes, ma’am, I finished my goal of reading through the Bible. I didn’t do it 90 days, but I did finish reading in 100. As I mentioned before, my purpose wasn’t to rush or be in a hurry. But, I did want to be purposeful in my reading.

In retrospect, I think the pace of 12 pages a day is very doable. I know, it sounds like a lot. But, really, it took about 45 minutes a day.

Things got a little crazy when I got behind and then spent a few hours at a time catching up. That wasn’t quite so doable. But, it was good, nonetheless. My friend Amy has orchestrated this online Bible reading book twice this year and she’ll be doing it again. It’s quite an undertaking and I’m so thankful for her constant support and encouragement not to give up.

I may just do it again. :)

What about you? Read any good books lately?

Next Booking It Meeting: November 9

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  1. Okay, I was a month behind in my reviews, so had to link up twice this month. Thanks again for hosting this! Like you, I got pulled into the Potato Peel Pie book because of the links on here and it was such a winner! I’ve shared it with my mom, both sisters, and a friend who is recovering from hip surgery. It is making the rounds for sure and so far, everyone has loved it! :-)

  2. P.S. So glad your kids still like “The Search for Delicious” – it’s certainly one of my favorites! :-)

  3. I’ve read through the 90 Day Bible twice, and both times it took me longer than 90 days :) You did great! 100 is impressive!

  4. Wasn’t the Guernsey book just wonderful? I read it in a day, completely ignoring my husband and children (not really), but I hadn’t read that much in a long time, and I haven’t done it since.

  5. This is the first time I’ve particpated but it wont be a problem to do this each month… I read so many books I will never lack for a review to do! :)

  6. Congrats on completing your goal of reading the Bible, impressive. Love hearing all the great recommendations on the Booking It posts.

  7. I’m so loving this! September’s reading included The Wives of King David Series by Jill Eileen Smith – Michal (bk1)Abigail(bk2) Good reads! I can’t wait for the third book to come out!
    I also started The Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson — it is great but I had to take it slowly and digest it as I went, consequently I had to return it to the library before finishing. :-( I’ve got it on hold again but it could be a while before I get it, it seems to be quite popular in this area! Which I consider a good thing!
    Thanks for the encouragement and congrats on your Bible reading goal!
    (hmm, perhaps I use too many exclamation points…)

  8. Thanks for the link up. I didn’t read anything that really “wowed” me this month, but I did read quite a few pretty good books. I’ve kind of falled off my mission of reading about 20th century presidents because I can’t find any books I really like, so if any one has and good ones, I’m all ears!

  9. I like this book club! I have linked up since January and at the end of the year I’ll put together a must read list of my favorite books that I read during 2010.

  10. You will love This Fine Life. Not your typical story. I like stories that are Christian, but different in perspective. Just to say the heroine goes through a great spiritual process!

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