So far the 2018 reading year is off to a great start! I've read five really great books this past month. Here is a brief review of each one: Jumping Ship by Michael and Debi Pearl This short, bold little book is one that I can already tell will be read and reread over the … Continue reading January Reads
Although I am painfully aware that I have not blogged in ages, I am not going to waste any time making excuses and telling you all the (varied and excellent) reasons why I've been so busy the past few months. Let's skip right to the good stuff and talk books! At the close of … Continue reading 2017 Reading List and 2018 Reading Goals
Happy Fourth of July! I wasn't planning on writing a post at all today, but I was having so much fun going through my bookshelves for probably the 846th time in my life (rearranging, rediscovering old friends, and generally having fun reorganizing) that I had to share some really quick thoughts with y'all about paring … Continue reading Minimalism and Books
Almost two years ago I did something I thought I'd never do. I watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. My whole life I had grown up hearing the name "Harry Potter" mentioned with extreme disapproval and even disgust. In the Christian circles in which I moved, I only ever heard the series discussed as dangerous, and … Continue reading Holiness at Hogwarts
Heidi of Along the Brandywine tagged me with this sweet little tag ages ago. I feel bad about taking this long to post it, but better late than never, right? Sorry, Heidi. 😉 These questions are just plain fun, and I've had a great time answering them. Everyone, consider yourselves henceforth tagged! 1. If you … Continue reading The Sunshine Award #2 – At Long Last
I recently attended a writing lecture hosted by a fairly successful author whose stories I have always strongly disliked. I figured that if nothing else, I could at least gain a better understanding of why I disliked her books and writing style, and avoid them in my own writings. When she opened the floor … Continue reading In Defense of Love
Have you ever noticed how many older books mention God? From Sherlock Holmes to Jane Eyre, it seems that many books written before the 20th century seem to include a copious amount of Christianity. In contrast, the majority of modern Christian stories are now sharply divided from secular stories. The secular books generally leave every trace … Continue reading Oh, That Old Time Religion!
Remember me? 🙂 My apologies for neglecting this blog for so long. A lot has been going on in my life lately. I had a little run-in with a friend while playing football, and have spent the last month recovering slowly from a concussion. Then I had school to deal with - as of last Wednesday, … Continue reading Well, Hi There!
Forgive my blogging silence - life has been crazy this summer! I'm just three tests away from being finished with college, one week away from a local-authors book festival, halfway through a very complicated quilt, one day away from a friend's wedding and I'm also getting back in the swing of my part-time job. Nevertheless, … Continue reading The Mini-Reviews Post
Before I start, let me say that I fully acknowledge and appreciate the convenience and portability that e-books offer. They greatly facilitate the ability to read anywhere, anytime, since almost everyone nowadays has e-book capability on their smart phones. Yet even though I have occasionally taken advantage of the nifty invention called e-books, I have … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Paper Books are Better Than E-Books