It's 2:30 am and I need your help! I actually have lots of things to post about: last week in La Crosse, packing up, moving home, hanging out with friends, PLAYING WITH DAVID!!!, getting reorganized, shopping for new summer clothes, taking online classes for my next assignment, etc, etc, etc.... The last few days have been especially busy!
But, I'm trying to get to bed and the last thing to cross off the list for today just can't get done. I'm going to chalk it up to being tired, and I don't allow myself to make financial decisions when I'm tired. (Even if they're only $10.95 decisions, still... shouldn't be done!)
I need your help! I love listening to books on tape, and well, on Wednesday I leave for my 3-day road trip to Arizona. (I think I could do it in two long days, but why hurry if there could be fun things to see along the way? And, also, I don't really have it all planned out fully just yet. I might just hop in the car and go...) I just searched around iTunes for awhile to pick out my next audiobook, and, well.... I couldn't make a decision. The problem is that there are so many books on my list of "I've just got to read that someday" that I didn't know where to start. Any suggestions?
A few years ago a friend and I drove from CA to MN (and stopped in five National Parks along the way =GREAT trip!) and we listened to the great classic by Pearl S. Buck, "The Good Earth". It was a really interesting book that I'd recommend. Also a few years ago another friend was kind enough to be my own personal book on tape by reading two of James Patterson's softer novels aloud to me ("Sam's Letters to Jennifer" and "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas" -also two great books). When we got to our destination for one of the trips and had a chapter or two left, we sat in the parking lot while she finished reading and I finished crying! If you've never had the chance to have a personal "book on tape", I highly recommend it!! The same summer as the CA-MN trip, I also drove to Seattle with a friend for a wedding, but came back alone (the friend stayed to visit family) and listened to a few of my old favorite standbys -anything by Janette Oke.
So, back to the current dilemma. What to 'read' for this trip? An old favorite like the Chronicles of Narnia series? Anything by Jane Austen? (All of hers are favorites!) Some standard classic that I haven't read but always wanted to? A random popular book that's the latest buzz? I love Christian novels but don't seem to find them easily on iTunes... Maybe I need to search differently... I enjoy C.S. Lewis and Max Lucado and Philip Yancey and Elizabeth Elliot and Lee Strobel and all that those authors have to offer. Francine Rivers, Lori Wick, and Janette Oke are my favorite novel authors, but I know there are other great authors out there to try.
What do you think? Any suggestions? I'd love to hear some of your favorite books, or books you think might be especially helpful for me to read during this trip, or books that are funny or uplifting and make you smile, or books you've listened to and don't mind the sound of the reader's voice. What are some of your favorite classics? Favorite non-fiction books? Favorite fiction books?
I'll make a decision by Tuesday evening (later today I guess...) so please comment-away! Thanks for your help!