Wednesday, March 22, 2006

I'm a Winner

Guess what??

I participated in Carmon's blogathon and I won a $25 gift certificate to her wonderful bookstore. Thank you, Gracie, for picking my name, we'll talk later ;-P

Will you help me with my purchase?

I am currently reading (very slowly)

The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer

Chosen by God by R.C. Sproul
















and

Desiring God by John Piper

That gives you an idea of what type of reading I enjoy.

So, give me a few suggestions.

Maybe I should have Carmon just surprise me with $25 worth of books. Wow, that would be fun.

Please don't suggest long Russian novels (hehehe) or the latest book on paedobaptism (jk) or a racey romance novel. These are just not my thing :)

Hope to hear from you.

PS We need to get the comments up and runnin. March 27 is a national holiday and I'm going to copy my sister and see if I can get a record number comments. For me that would mean 10. har har har.

13 comments:

The BadgerMum said...

Oooh, Carmon has Chesterton's Everlasting Man ($3.00 under Theology/Christian), which I've been wanting to read for ages.

Hudson Taylor's autobiogaphy ($2.50 Biography) ought to be wonderful.

How the Irish Saved Civilazation, ($4.00 History) by Thomas Cahill is fascinating reading.

If you don't have a copy of Miss Suzy, ($6.50 Picture Books), you've got to buy this - it was my favorite story as a child and if you don't buy it, I will, because the copy I bought off eBay a few years ago is falling apart. ;-)

That's sixteen dollar's worth of books so far. There are several good children's books available, David MacCauley's Motel of Mysteries, some Rosemary Sutcliff, Dorothy Sayers, and Elisabeth Elliot... too many good ones to narrow down!

Kelly

Janet said...

Kelly! Thank you so much.

Thanks for stopping by!

sis' cindy :) said...

Just stopping by to say hi! My student teacher loves all the books you are reading right now..she suggests...Almost Home by Randy Alcorn (or something like that...about a Chinese Christian)

Oh...March 27 the National Holiday...YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!!! I will be away from my computer...spring break...so I may not get to post...

sis' cindy :) said...

Oh...wait...the book is really called Safely Home...it is fictional book with factual accounts of persecution.

Dana said...

Ok, Janet, since you asked...here's what I would buy with *your* gift certificate:
Caddie Woodlawn #215
Gone With the Wind #247
Jane Eyre #263
Wuthering Heights #341
Tasha Tudor Fairy Tales #406

Dana in sunny but cool GA

natalie said...

Well, my copy of Crime and Punishment is only 531 pages-- so it isn't a long Russian novel... ;-)

Donna Boucher said...

Party time...Janet's house...
March 27th.

Because you are a twin...you need twice as many wishes :o)

I will alert the media, little sis.
Can I tell everyone how old you will be on your next big birthday on Monday, March 27th?

sis' cindy :) said...

Wait a minute...will Janet and Janice be the BIG 4-0 this year!!??

NO WAY!! They are still the babies!!

Amy said...

I'll be one of your ten, if you're one of mine ;)!

I was going to suggest something with Fabio on the cover, but you nixed that idea. (Kidding, for those of you who don't know me!)I guess I have no other suggestions.


Oooh - does she have a copy of "Crunch Cons"? I just read it and it's very good and thought-provoking. I'll be blogging on it next week as a matter of fact.

See ya later!

Janet said...

Yes, Cindy. 40 it is. :-O

sis' cindy :) said...

:-O is RIGHT!! Oh My!!

Classical Home said...

$25 worth of surprise books would be fun!
Congratulations!!

Crissy

Dy said...

I hope you get email notification of comments, or these will be lost in cyberspace forever. However, I thoroughly enjoy anything written by Edmund Morris. He writes biographies, and he's a WONDERFUL read! Fun, warm, insightful. His footnotes are great, too (and Charles laughs at me b/c I read them, but they have bits you don't want to miss!)

Enjoy your wonderful win!
Dy