Thursday, October 15, 2009

Your Favorite Book This Week


What is your favorite book this week?
Please leave a comment and tell us so we share ideas here for books to read.
I got the idea for Favorite Thursdays books from a fun blog http://j-kaye-book-blog.blogspot.com/
Do you ever read a book that is so beautiful that you want to celebrate? Yes, sing and dance and cry grateful tears?
This week I had that thrill when I read "Peace Like a River" by Leif Enger.
Yes, this book has many fans and I am so glad that I finally read it. It is my favorite novel that I have read thus far in 2009.
The prose is lyrical, the story compelling, with an underlying outlaw theme, set in rural Minnesota and the wild Badlands of North Dakota, and the narrator is an 11 year old boy. The father, Jeremiah Land, sometimes works miracles, the older brother Davy risks all to defend his family, there is a federal agent in pursuit, and horses play key roles in the drama.
Yes, "Peace Like a River" is brilliant and will whisk you away to the Badlands, miracles, danger and family love.

16 comments:

Nezzy said...

The last book I read was The Shack. I save long winter days for most my reading. I spend my spring and summer in my flower gardens. I enjoyed your post and will take a look at the suggested book.

Have a wonderful day filled with Gods blessings!!!

Becca's Dirt said...

Sounds like my kinda book. I must admit I haven't read a book in quite a while. I have been reading The Book That Made America.

Dogwood said...

Currently reading New Moon. Lots of fun. The movie should be out soon.

Heart2Heart said...

My most favorite recent book that I have read and would highly recommend to anyone is The Noticer by Andy Andrews.

The book is great because it will completely change your outlook on life forever.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Queenmothermamaw said...

I loved that book. We read it in our book discussion club. I had read where it was being made into a movie with Billy Bob Thornton as the dad. Great casting, if so. I am starting tonight The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. Here is how it is described. "January 1946: Writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name." I love books that are about the years I remember after the second WW. I am just finishing Blogging for Bliss.
QMM

jenclair said...

I read this one when it came out and loved the writing even more than the plot.

Jodi said...

currently re-reading The Sent Of Water by Elizabeth Goudge.I collect her books and never tire of reading them.

koralee said...

This book is on my must read list...now I will have to move it to the top of my list and read it next...may go even buy it today. Thanks for the tip. Happy Weekend to you!

Leann said...

I just read the Memory Keepers Daughter. It made me laugh and cry. It was great.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Leann

Terra said...

Thanks for your comments and suggestions. Queenmothermamaw, I read your comment and went out and bought Guernsey Literary ad Potato Peel Society. Nezzy I read the Shack, Jodi thanks for the reminder about Elizabeth Goudge (can you believe I haven't read her?), and Leeann I do want to read Memory Keeper's Daughter.
I am also noting down New Moon (Dogwood) and The Noticer (Heart2Heart).
I read recently that the average American buys less than 2 books per year. I think some of you are ahead of that stat, tho of course libraries are great too.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Hi Terra! Thanks for dropping by my blog and for commenting. To answer your question, yes, we can still plant bulbs here until the snow comes. I have spring bulbs to plant, but I'm away this weekend. So, I'm hoping that the next will not be too late!! Fingers crossed.

Sparkles said...

I just finished reading " Homer & langley" by Doctorow. It is a dark story full of light about two reclusive brothers and their life on 5th Ave. Sparkles

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

I must have this book - I instantly remembered the cover but dont recall having read it. I am going to go look for it. :)

Naqvee said...

thanks Terra, for sharing my pain.. it's hard for me and my mom to gather again.. but with best wishes of frnds like you, i know things will be fine soon..

No Terra i dint take that photo on my blog. But yes, it attracted me because it is b'ful and looked as Holy as it could..

love from Naqvee
faheimgul.blogspot.com

BittersweetPunkin said...

I checked out 3 books at the library a few weeks ago and I haven't had the chance to read them yet. I think I need to start carving out a bit more "me" time. :)

Liane said...

Hi, Terra,
Thank you for coming over and introducing yourself at my blog and for your kind comments (you said me and hubby were cute - and I very much appreciate that). When my daughter (she's 16) saw the picture she told me I looked really really young - I think that's what they call a backhanded compliment.......
Thanks again!
Liane