No more TV! I’ve got Books to Review!

Today I received two books in the mail from Plough Publishing House. The titles are My God and My All and The Prince Who was Just Himself. As you can see, I haven’t posted much on my blog because I’ve been busy watching TV. Okay, I haven’t been watching television constantly…but at night, before bed, I used to grab a book to read. Now it seems I am reaching for the remote control instead. This is not a good habit for a reader like me! I am hoping the arrival of these two books will help give me the incentive I need to boycott TV in favor of reading. Since these are books I need to read and review, I know I’ll dedicate the time to read before bed in order to complete both of them in a timely manner. After all, I have to keep the publishers happy by providing reviews in a reasonable time frame; no procrastinating equals more free books to review. 🙂

My nemesis the television. It's so easy to flip through the channels, leaving the books sitting on my shelves unread.

My nemesis the television. It’s so easy to flip through the channels, leaving the books sitting on my shelves unread.

wpid-2015-09-08_19.40.23.jpgI chose to read and review My God and My All because I like to read books about people who have positively impacted our view on society, culture, and religion.  Reading the book’s summary about Saint Francis of Assisi, I knew this book could be one I might enjoy depending on the writing style of the author, Elizabeth Goudge.  I’m hoping this book will be one that draws me into the time of Saint Francis.  I know sometimes books about those in history can be dry.

The book, The Prince Who was Just Himself, shouldn’t take long to read but I want to read it to several children in order to get their reaction to the story.

It shouldn’t take long to read this book, but I want to read it to several children in order to get their reaction to the story.

The Price Who was Just Himself tells the story of a young prince who is “a little different”.  When I read that the author, Silke Schnee, wrote this book to help others, children in particular, understand the uniqueness of those with Down syndrome, I knew I wanted to read the story and spread the knowledge within the storybook pages with others.  Choosing to review this book was the way I could help do that.

So, starting tonight I am going to dedicate the time before bed to reading and not to the TV.  I’m excited to put down the channel changer and, instead, pick up a nice book!  I can’t wait to meet Saint Francis of Assisi and Prince Noah. 😉

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