We're only 20 days into the New Year, and already life has been quite busy around my house! I'm now in my third week of online college, I'm reading all sorts of fun books, slaving away on editing one of my novels, written an interview for The Story Girl blog, and on top of all … Continue reading Story Girl Interview, College, and Sherlock
I suppose that if I were a truly accomplished blogger, I would have written this post last night! But New Years' Day is surely just as special as New Years' Eve, don't you think? This past year has been such a blur of new experiences that last night, I actually had a hard time remembering … Continue reading Happy New Years’ Everyone!
Christmas time has come upon us again!! I'm not sure about your house, but mine is filled with wrapping paper, gingerbread, Christmas lights and stockings. I am truly convinced that (like the carollers have always told us) Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! Little things keep delighting me this season, and I … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things
Since we last met here on this blog (a total of three days ago) I have completed the second of Lemony Snicket's 'wrong questions.' Yes, my friends. I am quite definitely in love. And I know what I'm getting for Christmas. A nice new row of four shiny-dust-jacketed books by Lemony Snicket. Or, due to … Continue reading Obsession: A Word Which Here Means…
"There was a town, and there was a girl, and there was a theft. I was living in the town, and I was hired to investigate the theft, and I thought the girl had nothing to do with it. I was almost thirteen and I was wrong. I was wrong about all … Continue reading Who Could That Be At This Hour?
C.S. Lewis once said, "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."I have always agreed with Lewis about the books, but I've always bemoaned the fact that I couldn't join him in his love of tea. After all, it's so British! For a girl who's enamored … Continue reading Cups of Tea Big Enough and Books Long Enough
Isn't it interesting that very rarely in any book is the main character actually our favorite hero? Frodo is supposed to be the main character of The Lord of the Rings, yet I invariably discuss, think about and admire Gandalf, Aragorn, and even Boromir more than I do Frodo. When I read Enemy Brothers, of course I … Continue reading Of Secondary Importance
What are some of the most important things you've learned from having a job of your own? God has used this new job of mine to teach me tons of life-lessons. It has NOT been easy (I've had quite a few meltdowns) but looking back on how far God has brought me in my walk with Him, I … Continue reading Interview
Note from September 2018: I no longer agree with or recommend this book, due to many shifts in my world view. About four years ago, I prayed earnestly for God to give me a clear sign about a young man. Was he "The One", or wasn't he? The answer I received was not at all … Continue reading It’s (Not That) Complicated
I admit it. I'm a hobbit. I love my home, my hobbit hole, and I almost never want to leave it. I rather begrudgingly go on social calls or to parties, and keep glancing at the clock when I do. Home is my school, my work, my sanctuary. And I am sure that for most … Continue reading I’m Going On An Adventure!