Oh, my, I forgot to get back with all you curious folks on the first lines from favorite books meme. I have this little pile here next to the computer and decided I needed to put them away and then remembered why they were there! So, here goes:
1.- Velma Still Cooks in Leeway by Vinita Hampton Wright. Susie, do you know that Vinita writes Bible study books and books on prayer? Where did I see that? At the end of a book I read recently...here it is: Relationships That Bring Life: Ruth by Ruth Haley Barton. Anyway, I looked on Amazon and found this little gem- Prayers Around the Family Table
2. Crow Lake by Mary Lawson. I shared some about this book here.
3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I admire Jane. She is such a strong woman of character. She's not a "character" she has character. A definite favorite.
4. Yes, Janet it is Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner. Also here. One of the best books I read in the past year(in fact I think I ended up reading it 3 times over the year, that has to be some kind of record.) I posted the first lines from this book, chose a couple of others and realized I was going to have 3 different books that started out talking about whiskey or some similar beverage! I didn't want you to get the wrong idea about my reading choices so I kept looking!
5. And finally, Peace Like a River by Leif Enger(everytime I type Leif I want to follow it with Ericsson for some reason!) I wrote about this book here. I picked this up at a used book sale a couple of years ago, last January I pulled it out and set it on my desk "to be read soon". But it sat, then one day Janet asked if I had read this book. I took that as a recommendation and I did and loved it. His second book So Brave, Young and Handsome was excellent too. And now we patiently wait for him to write a third.