Singing the ABCs

No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally, and often far more, worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.  ~ C.S. Lewis

When my 3 1/2 year old grand daughter is sick, she sings the ABCs in her sleep. There’s something about the letters and the rhythms that seem to comfort her. Letters, woven into words in a wide variety of ways, have long been a comfort to me.

Thank you, Drucilla@ Drucilla Mott for sharing the ABC Award with me. I believe the original instructions are: Add the logo to your site, pass it on to other bloggers, and then use the alphabet to make a list of words describing yourself so that your readers will learn more about you.

I’m passing this award along to:

Kate @ Believe Anyway

Melissa @ iamnotshe

Jen @ Step on a Crack

Jeff @ Revelling in the Overflowing Grace of God

Caddo @ Caddo Veil

Paulann @ Growthlines…

I’ve decided to vary a bit from the rules myself. I’m listing 2 books that I’ve enjoyed that begin with each letter. These aren’t necessarily my all time favorites as so many of the books I love seem to start with letters like T and S and G! But this will fulfill the intent of helping you get to know me a bit better and, hopefully, introduce you to a few new authors. The list is a random mix of genres. My apologies for not acknowledging other awards. I’ll try to get to them soon.

This prologue has taken 300 words so my 2 minutes are up. Scan the list at your leisure, if you wish. And thank you for your prayers! It looks like a job will be provided by the week’s end. You’ve prayed me into the middle of nowhere, so internet availability is in question. 😉


AAnimal Farm– George Orwell; Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons– Lorna Ladvik

BBlack Like Me-John Howard Griffin; Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

CComplete Green Letters– Miles Stanford; Compassion– Henri Nouwen

DDelighting God– Victoria Brooks; Don’t Take My Grief Away– Doug Manning

EEmperor of the Air– Ethan Cain; Everlasting Man- G.K. Chesterton

FFairy Tales– George MacDonald; Farewell to Arms– Earnest Hemingway

GGood Night Moon– Margaret Wise Brown; Glass Castle– Jeanette Walls

H – (the) Help– Kathryn Stockett ; (the)Hobbit- J.R.R. Tolkien

IInterior Castle– Teresa of Avila; Inside Out- Larry Crabb

JJust Folks– Edward A. Guest; Jack Dwyer Series– Ed Gorman

KKeeping Faith– Jodi Picoult; (To) Kill a Mockingbird– Harper Lee

LLife Expectancy– Dean Koontz; Lillith– George MacDonald

M Metamorphosis– Franz Kafka; Memory Keeper’s Daughter– Kim Edwards

N No Man is an Island– Thomas Merton; Nineteen Eighty Four– George Orwell

OOdd Thomas– Dean Koontz; Of Mice and Men– John Steinbeck

P – Pilgrims Regress- C.S. Lewis; Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde

QQuiet in His Presence– Jan Harris; (Don) Quixote– Miguel de Cervantes 😀

RRagamuffin Gospel– Brennan Manning; Rule of Four- Ian Caldwell/ Dustin Thomason

SScrewtape Letters– C.S. Lewis; Shadow of the Almighty– Elizabeth Elliot

TThoughts on Solitude– Thomas Merton; Thinking in Pictures– Temple Grandin

U – (an) Unquiet Mind– Kay Redfield Jamison; Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul– Erwin Raphael McManus

V –  Velveteen Rabbit– Margery Williams; Voyage of the Dawn Treader– C.S. Lewis

W – What’s So Amazing About Grace– Philip Yancey : Wisdom of Tenderness– Brennan Manning

X – I can’t remember reading any books that begin with X?

Y – Your God is Too Small- J.B. Phillips; Ya Ya Sisterhood(the Divine Secrets)- Rebecca Wells 😀

ZZelda– F. Scott Fitzgerald – this is my one and only Z title