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Book Junkie--Linky Love

So...I went to the library today to pick up an inter library loan book, which I will find very helpful (girl has over 15 new embroidery stitches!) in the next week or so. It is more advanced than last week's book, but that lady has Awesome Patterns (I'm biding my time before I can buy:Forrest Friends, Bon Voyage,Unicorn Believer, Craftopia, Mermaids, and Krazy Kitchen ((okay, I seriously didn't know I wanted alllllll of those!)) !)

Anyway, enough about that!
I have my great finds to tell y'all about (uh-oh, when I get into southern slang, it's all downhill from there!).
I picked up several more books...and (cringing) not one is on my "2008 Book List". Oops. But I really want to read them, and I'm going to! Then...then, I'll get back to that darn list. Here they are:
1) Letter To a Christian Nation: Sam Harris--yes, I'm a Christian, and no, he's not. This is his small book that is written for Christians by an atheist. We can't beat them at their own game unless we're informed on why atheists have the opinions they do. I am all for engaging culture on it's own terms to bring those terms to Christ's standard. We should not be of the world, but it's very important for us to engage culture to bring a sick world Christ's healing message--the Gospel.
2) Tipperary: Frank Delaney--- For actual Tipperary (lovelies) go here. From the author of Ireland, which is one of the most creative (but huge) fiction books I've read in the past 10 years, this is his next book about one county (instead of the whole Island). From backpacking all around Ireland a few years ago, I couldn't pass it up!
3) Halleujah! The Welcome Table: Maya Angelou-- one great poet, some of her own great southern food, some sweet stories in between!
4) Mere Christianity: C.S. Lewis--can you believe I've never actually read his most famous book but have read everything else? I can't wait to read #1 first and then this!
5) Stiff: Mary Roach--so, I'm a hardcore lover of Readers' Digest, and she is the quirky columnist who writes about her and hubby's squabbles. She is leaving RD, however, to write her 4th book, as her third has just come out (looks interesting) and Stiff was recommended to me years ago...I just never put the two together that it was her book!
So other than sewing up a quick bag for a friend who just had a baby, and my nursing cover that I have to finish (and start....)before vacation on the 18th (!!!)...I am gonna be sitting on the couch a LOT!

PS--hop over to skeeter bug's blog for some cute pics and my reviews of Drybees Cloth Diapers!

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