Monday, September 15, 2008

Overdue Book Review

I've finally updated the listing for "Currently Reading" and "Just Finished". Yeaahhh Me!

Seriously though, that has been wrong for longer than I can or care to remember, I've been too lazy to fix it, and I've misplaced books or just stopped in the middle of ones I was reading. Because of this, I didn't know what to put under "Currently Reading".

However, I'm reading Persepolis for my International Women's Writing Class. It's one of the few books that I've ever been assigned and actually read ahead of what was needed for class. Imagine that. The words (you may not be able to read) underneath the title say "The Story of a Childhood". It depicts the life of a young girl growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. The catch is that it's written inside the boxes of comic strips.

Believe it or not, it's an interesting read.

Lastly (and waaay later), I wanted to post some of the things I've had saved in my phone since reading I Say a Prayer for Me by Stanice Anderson. So, in no particular order or special presentation (the first one is first, however, because it's the most random and seemingly unrelated to the rest of the novel):

35 people try to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge every year, most because of broken hearts.

The Lord loves you so much that He'll leave you to yourself. [reading this part was a hard pill to swallow]

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us and cleanse us from all unrightousness. (1 John 1:9)

It brought me comfort, for unlike man, God not only forgives- He forgets. My sins go into "the sea of forgetfulness."

Holding resentment is like stabbing yourself over and over and waiting for the other person to bleed.

Sometimes it's better to understand than to be understood.

I became who I am- in spite of it all- through it all- because of it all.

I've learned that God created a pair of shoes that only fit me.

Some people have answers for everyone except themselves and their own.

Help us to forgive those who have hurt us and help those we have hurt to forgive us.


1 comment:

  1. I see that God met you within the words. Thank you so much for taking the time to blog what you got out of my book. Thank you for sharing me with others. I say a prayer for you that God continually grants you extreme favor in whatever you put your heart and hands to. Love, Stanice Anderson, Author & Inspirational Speaker Visit my website at and sign up to receive my inspirational emails.