I hope you’ve had a successful reading week! Mine was! But not in the sense of the number of books I managed to complete; but in what I realized about myself as a reader. I have always been a super quick reader, usually able to finish a pretty lengthy book in a day or two. But as I’ve gotten older, and my schedule has changed, I’ve found that I just don’t have an hour or two a day to really delve into a story. That used to really bother me. I thought I was losing my knack for reading! However, this week I realized that was not the case! I have just learned how to take my time and savor a book, pay attention to the writing and really try to decipher the message the author is trying to relay.
So this week, I took time to do that,and that meant I didn’t complete one full book! I did manage to get through most of, “Jesus Is” by Judah Smith. This is a book you can’t just breeze through. You have to take time to study with this book because it literally forces you to determine who “Jesus is” to you and His significance in your life ! Beautifully written and very engaging. This book will be finished this week! I am determined!
Next, I was going to pick up “Finding Me” by Michelle Knight. I didn’t get a chance to so I’m putting it back on the list for this week!
This week I would like to complete these two books. Both of them are pretty heavy in content so I will only one other book I will add to the list. It’s a book I started about 2 trips to New York ago and that was at least a year ago (lol). It’s by one of my favorite authors K’wan and its called “The Fix”. The synopsis on amazon.com reads:
What would you do if you felt like you were dying and the only thing that could save you was the very thing that was killing you?
Persia Chandler doesn’t know the meaning of the world struggle. After the arrest of her notorious father, she is whisked away from Harlem, the only place she has ever called home, to be raised in an affluent neighborhood in Long Island City. Her mother and stepfather shower her with the best that life has to offer. During her senior year in high school, she convinces her parents to let her transfer from Catholic school to attend public school. That is the start of her problems–but it’s hardly the end.
In her new school, Persia is reunited with the friends she was forced to move away from, and starts to drift further and further from the life her mother and stepfather have built for her. To the sheltered Persia, the Harlem underworld is like one big adventure. Things promise to get even more interesting when she starts dating a dealer named Chucky. He introduces her to his world of sex, money, and drugs, dragging Persia along with him on a long and bitter ride into the bowels of addiction.
I’m already about 100 pages into this story so i should finish this up by tomorrow or Friday 🙂 and I just saw online that there is a sequel out so you know I’m going to pick that up and add that to my future reading list! 🙂
Have a wonderful reading week guys!!