Friday, January 10, 2014

My Book Beginnings on Friday today is from "The Christmas Candle" by Max Lucado.

"Light exploded in the small house, making midnight seem as daylight.  The bearded candle and his wife popped up in bed.  Wh-wh-what is it?  she said, trembling."

These are the first two lines in the prologue.  Unfortunately these aren't the most  compelling lines but trust me, it gets really good quickly.  Hope to finish it this weekend.

Friday Finds is hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading.  The premise of this exercise is to post about books you found this week to add to your TBR list.

I was reading a blog that I frequent, Brandon's Notepad, and the author was writing about "The Christmas Candle" by Max Lucado.  I decided, on the strength of the blog post, to read the book so I downloaded the book to my nook immediately and began reading it.  It isn't a long book so I am sure it won't take long to read it and I am already hooked.

While doing some genealogy research recently I happened across a library card catalog card on that made reference to a book in which one of my ancestors was mentioned.  It is actually a compilation of books of papers involving the Indians in Texas.  The title of the collection of books is "The Indian Papers of Texas and the Southeast".  I did a little research and found these books available on Amazon for the tidy sum of about $85.  I am still thinking if I want to purchase these books or see if the library has them but, at any rate, I would like to read them and they are on my TBR list.