Books

What book(s) did you enjoy reading while you were growing up?

I have always viewed books as a gateway to the world of imagination and learning. Growing up on R.L. Stine’s Fear Street Series and Janette Oke’s Love’s Abiding Joy Series gave me a look-see into two completely differnet worlds during my youth. I had the pleasure of reading about a world of mystery, suspense and slight darkness while simultaneously reading about a world of faith, hope, and light. These worlds helped me cope with my own because I became the characters and I saw different outcomes that accompany various choices in life.

What are your books of choice now?

For me… now-a-days I read the Bible and devotionals. I also stick to my mysteries, thrillers, motivational writes and more.

My last book was The Little Book of Hygge & now I am reading part two of that… The Little Book of Lykke. These two books are showing me how Europeans view happiness. They are written by Meik Wiking who is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen Denmark so naturally the books have merit. Reading these have helped me to live more “in the moment” by making the best of each interaction or activity. Living a warmer more fulfilled life comes when we choose to be happy with now.

Imagini pentru the little book of hygge                      Imagini pentru the little book of lykke

Have you read either one of these? What are your thoughts?

I hope that you are all doing well and I look forward to hearing from you!

Christy 🙂

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29 thoughts on “Books

  1. Obinna Anyaibe says:

    I grew up reading RL Stine’s Fear Street series and his Goosebumps stories, but JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series has always been my favourite. These days, I have little time to read books, but when I do get the time, I spend it reading motivational books and devotionals – and the Bible. I’m starting to enjoy reading the Bible.

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  2. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    Can’t say I’ve read either of those books. My favorite growing up was To Kill A Mockingbird. It was the most intriguing book I had read at the time that captivated me. And that was a pretty hard thing to do! The movie does no justice!

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  3. lensdailydiary says:

    Growing up I loved adventure stories. Popular books than were the “Hardy Boys” about boy detectives and “Biggles” about a second world war fighter pilot. Now I mainly read historical and fantasy fiction. I love anything to do with the middle ages in Europe and elves and dwarfs and magic. Perhaps a little more dramatic than your happiness books Christy.

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  4. Kathy Wire says:

    I recently finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, which I enjoyed very much. I also read The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg: while her theology is awry, she paints real and interesting characters.
    I am recently discovering Elizabeth Berg, and have yet to form a solid opinion.

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  5. ourlittleredhouseblog says:

    I love decorating books. I picked up a really beautiful coffee table book that is full of beautiful stories and photos on Jane Seymour and her home. It was fun ready about her decorations, family traditions and her art. When I looked inside the front cover I saw it was also hand signed by Jane Seymour. I picked the book up at a warehouse discount store. When I was little I loved ready C.S Lewis The lion, the witch and the wardrobe. I wish I had more time to read, there are so many beautiful stories out there waiting for me to discover them.

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    • CHRISTY ISTRATE says:

      I apprecite you sharing your book preferences… I will look up the lion because I have wanted to read C.S. Lewis before (and have not yet) so this will be a pleasure. I hope you find time to read. I see that you get a great deal out of it with your amazing DIY and writing skills. 🤗

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