Thursday 4 August 2011

#R2BC - Wk 31 - Great Books

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart

Morning, I am early this week?  Do you like it, shall I change the time to earlier on a Thursday?

A different take on my Reasons to be Cheerful (#R2BC) today!  One of the things that has been making me really happy recently is doing some good reading, so here are 3 books that I have recently read that I would recommend.

Remember Me?  by Sophie Kinsella
Lexi wakes up in a hospital bed after a car accident, thinking it’s 2004 and she’s a twenty-five-year old with crooked teeth and a disastrous love life.But, to her disbelief, she learns it’s actually 2007 – she’s twenty-eight, her teeth are straight, she’s the boss of her department – and she’s married! To a good-looking millionaire! How on earth did she land the dream life??!

She can’t believe her luck – especially when she sees her stunning new home. She’s sure she’ll have a fantastic marriage once she gets to know her husband again. He’s drawn up a ‘manual of our marriage’, which should help.

But as she learns more about her new self, chinks start to appear in the perfect life. All her old colleagues hate her. A rival is after her job. Then a dishevelled, sexy guy turns up… and lands a new bombshell.

What the **** happened to her? Will she ever remember? And what will happen if she does?
This book took me no time at all to plough through, it was fabulous.  The kind of read that requires no mental energy, perfect after a busy day.  It would make a great summer beach read, if you have that luxury available to you.  Chick lit at it's best!
The Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond 
Evie Flynn has always been the black sheep of her family - a dreamer and a drifter, unlike her over-achieving elder sisters. She's tried making a name for herself as an actress, a photographer and a singer, but nothing has ever worked out. Now she's stuck in temp hell, with a sensible, pension-planning boyfriend. Somehow life seems to be passing her by. Then her beloved aunt Jo dies suddenly in a car crash, leaving Evie an unusual legacy - her precious beach cafe in Cornwall. Determined to make a success of something for the first time in her life, Evie heads off to Cornwall to get the cafe and her life back on track - and gets more than she bargained for, both in work and in love...
This one I finished just a couple of days ago and it was one of those books that I did not want to finish, I am ready for the next installment in the life of Evie....  I want to know what happens next!  Another winner with me, chick lit again.  Go on shoot me I have been doing some chilling out and enjoying a good book which does not require much of me.

Grace for the Moment Daily Bible by God (lol).  Daily devotionals by Max Lucado

A completely different choice here. I  posted recently about how I had got out of the habit of reading my bible daily, so I have reinstalled that discipline. The bible is the bible, yes you can get many different versions and they have slight changes in language but fundamentally the information is the same and you have to accept the fact (well I believe) that parts of it are completely boring! This bible is NCV, New Century Version and I do like it as the language is modern but the meaning does not tend to be changed so it reads authentically and easily.

This book breaks the bible down in 365 parts so that you can read between 3 - 6 pages a day and complete the bible in a year, I have done this a couple of times already and like I say I have started again now.  Each day there is a part from the Old Testament, Proverbs, Psalms and the New Testament. This particular book has a short devotional each day written by the acclaimed Christian author Max Lucado and these parts are always the calm in my storm - beautiful!

Over to you, what is making you cheery this week? If you are new to Reasons to be Cheerful, then check out HERE and then link up a cheery/ gratitude post from the last week.

Thanks for joining in, leave me some comment love. Visit others and leave them some comment love and don't forget to tweet with #R2BC. I will come and visit you and reciprocate.

So what about you?  Any good recommendations for me?  Do leave me a comment if so, I intend to do some good reading over this summer period.

Guest Posting!
Just in case you have scrolled this far and you are still reading! I guest posted on Wednesday 3rd August.  This is not something I do that often but when fellow twin mummy Kerry put a plea out on twitter, I had to respond.  If you fancy reading about the first family holiday we took when my twinnies were a mere 6 weeks then head over to Multiple Mummy on Wednesday or beyond!  Cheers, Mich x
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