Sunday, July 7, 2013

July Currently and Dan Brown!!

Well, it's July 7 and I am just now linking up for Farley's July Currently! Better late than never, I say! :)



So, to be completely honest,  I have been avoiding anything relating to school, which unfortunately includes this little blog of mine. So much has been going on in my mind right now that I just couldn't let my mind get wrapped up in school stuff. We all know how that goes- "I'm just going to read one blog and then I'll finish the laundry...." Yeah right. It's amazing how many HOURS I spend pinning, reading blogs, etc. Totally worthwhile! Totally fun! But I just needed a break!

I realize I did post a few days about about Word Nerds- but honestly, I had to do some major self-talk to accomplish that :)

To continue my "thinking about school" hiatus- on to what I really want to talk about!! Do any of you read Dan Brown?! He is most known for writing The Da Vinci Code, which has since been made into a movie, but he has a number of other books as well. To self-medicate myself from the side effects of my high stress levels, I have prescribed myself with lots of reading time . I wanted to share two books with you that I read and LOVED. Both very fast-paced, hard to put down, and thought-provoking.

First - Inferno


And secondly,



If you have never read any of Dan Brown's books, be ready for an adventure!! He uses the same main character in several of his books (I haven't read them all, so I don't know if they ALL use the same character), Robert Langdon, a Harvard symbologist who gets mixed up in some very interesting situations. If you love history, treasure-hunting, symbols, puzzles, riddles, etc, you will LOVE these books! They have been a great escape from the stresses of life!

I'm not going to tell you much about the books other than Inferno is set in Europe and The Lost Symbol is set in the United States- Washington D.C. to be exact. I read both of these with the book in one hand and my phone in the other so I could look up various things Brown referenced- paintings, buildings, symbols, etc. I enjoyed every second and I learned a lot in the process.  Thanks to my wonderful parents for recommending them!

Have you read any Dan Brown books? Have you read either one of these?? If so, what did you think? I can't wait to hear!

Do you have any other great book recommendations? I am always on the lookout for great books!

6 comments:

  1. Congrats on the house! Where are y'all moving?

    I haven't read anything by Dan Brown but am currently hooked on Ted Dekker books. My favorite so far is the Bride Collector. All I've done this summer is lay by the pool and read!

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    1. We found a house in Summerwood!

      I like Ted Dekker, but some of his stuff it too graphic for me- lol. I think you would love Dan Brown!

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  2. Found you through the Currently Linky! I also teach third grade, but I'm only teaching math, science, and social studies this year! Looking forward to following you! :)

    Erin
    Elementary Adventure

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  3. My form of self-medicating this summer has been to do not much of anything. I am missing the beach as well. Our family was able to spend a week there and I loved every minute of it!

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  4. I found you through the currently linky! I am just doing my Currently today, so you're not behind. I love to read and hope to do a lot this summer!

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  5. Yay! Glad I found your blog today! You seem to have a LOT going on with your new house... no wonder you have HGTV on all the time! :) I look forward to reading more posts!

    Make sure to stop by and enter my giveaway!
    -Courtney
    http://2ndgradesnapshots.blogspot.com/

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