Ever since I was a child, reading has been a favorite hobby of mine. I'll admit, these days I don't make the time to read as often and I should (or want to). This Summer, I've only managed to read one book: The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers. It's a winner. This was the second time I've read it, but that didn't matter. It sucked me right in again, just like the first time. If you like inspirational fiction, you'll love it. If you're married, you'll love it. If you like Francine Rivers, you'll love it. If you are a woman/romantic/Christian you will love it. Now, how's that for a book review? ;-)

Next on the list: Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks. If you've already read this, don't tell me ANYTHING! I always love his books, and I am looking forward to this one.

On a side note, as I was googling these books to find pictures of them, I realized there are already movie posters out promoting a movie based off Safe Haven. Really? Hasn't anyone realized yet that movies are never even close to being as good as the book, but this is especially true with Sparks' stuff. Message in a Bottle is an awesome book. The movie was horrendous. A Walk to Remember has been the only movie based on a Sparks book to hold its own and actually be a good film. Other failed movies: Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John, The Last Song... {The Last Song had potential to be a good movie because the plot is there but, I'm sorry, Miley Cyrus just ruined it for me. I honestly don't think I'll ever read The Last Song again because Sparks said he wrote the book with Miley in mind...Ew.}

All that to say...of course I'll be at the theater to watch Safe Haven when it comes out. Hopefully I'll have read the book by then and HOPEFULLY I'll be able to eat my words about the movie never holding a candle to the book.

Don't let me down, Hollywood.


  1. "ew" ha ha ha! priceless!! :)

  2. I love Francine Rivers! I'll have to give this one a read! Have you read "Redeeming Love" by her? SO good!! You'll have to keep me informed about this Nicolas Sparks book you are about to read! :)

    Come check out my blog :) I'd love to have you!

    P.S. Not sure if you noticed, but I am following you on Pinterest now too! It is soooo addictive!! ha ha

  3. Hi Martha.. Nice to meet you :) So glad you found my printable kids quote book... what a great idea to use it for your students!! Yea!! ...I was pleasantly surprised to find your pretty blog also :) Blessings!