Today is normally Thursday Thrifts, and I may put a review from one of my many thrifting finds up later in the day, after the turkey and pie, but this morning I want to go over the top three books that I am thankful for.
- Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling.
I have seen this series on SOOO many thankful posts this week and, truly, I am one of the crowd. My mother brought me home HP when I was in grade school. The book had only come out a couple years before, if that, and my mom had seen a News program featuring the release in America. So she thought I might enjoy it. At that, folks, is how I was sucked into the world of Hogwarts and wizards and Voldemort. And I haven’t looked back since.
2. A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers
Many of you probably haven’t heard of this one because it is written for a very specific audience. This story is about a young girl named Hadassah who is taken into captivity when Rome destroys Jerusalem, and taken to Rome in a time when Christianity means getting thrown in with the lions. This book is amazing because it has great historical context, a coming of age story for a girl finding her faith, a love story, and just enough suspense and gore to keep you interested. It is also an awesome book for anyone on their own spiritual journey.
3. A Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
This book is leagues away from my #2 but just as important to me. Yes, it is a romance, but this book made me understand what it takes to be a good writer. Singh took a tough concept that could have blown up in her face and created a stunning world that I would love to wake up in. I step into every single one of the books from this series with no regrets. She sets the bar for my own writing and I know that I am no where near capable of this amount of depth in a story. Not yet anyway. I re-read these every year without fail, and if that’s not a sign I am thankful, I don’t know what is.
What three books are you thankful for???
Post them up on your own blog and leave the link in the comments for everyone to check out.
See ya after the pie, blogworld.