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. 🙂
I 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 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. 😉