Books

The Unread Shelf Project

Yesterday, I was gladly looking through my Goodreads account, proud that I had achieved my yearly reading goal; but today it has been cleared away, and a new goal must be set. As at the start of every year, I am left with the same problem. Out of the millions of the books that have… Continue reading The Unread Shelf Project

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My Top Reads of 2018

All this month, I've continually realized and re-realized that it is ALREADY December, and I simply can't believe it. I'll stand in front of my mirror incredulously pondering the fact that, yes, 2019 is here. I've tried to wrap my head around it again and again--that somehow the span of a year has passed in what seems like… Continue reading My Top Reads of 2018

Christian Life

Thanksgiving in the Midst of Change

This past year has had its ups and downs, and--I must admit--it's been tough for me. Moving to a new city, completely altering my routine, and being surrounded by new faces and places has been hard, especially for an introverted homebody like me who loves routine and familiarity. In the midst of change and worry,… Continue reading Thanksgiving in the Midst of Change

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The Quotable Anne: A Touch of Fairyland

Welcome to the fourth post in "The Quotable Anne" series, which will also be the final post. When I first finished reading The Anne of Green Gables series early this autumn, I was in a reading hole. It's always like that after I've invested a lot of time in a certain story line. But I have… Continue reading The Quotable Anne: A Touch of Fairyland

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The Quotable Anne: Pleasure in Nature

Believe it or not, the above photo was taken last week. Even as the leaves are fading away in a vast array of colors, there is still spring-like birth taking place in some corners (in this case my mom's garden). In Anne of the Island, Anne says, “‘Everything is new in the spring...Springs themselves are… Continue reading The Quotable Anne: Pleasure in Nature

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The Quotable Anne: The Bend in the Road

I got my hair cut today. Just a trim. Nothing drastic. I'm sure only the very observant will notice that anything is at all different about me. That's how it is just about every time I get my hair cut. I'm not a big fan of change--both in style...as well as in life. Today's highlighted… Continue reading The Quotable Anne: The Bend in the Road

Books · The Quotable Anne of Green Gables

The Quotable Anne: Kindred Spirits and Hospitality

This past summer I have been rereading the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery. These books have been very helpful to me these past months. While I've been learning new roles, meeting new people, and discovering new places, the cheerful, positive,  and contented tone of these books has been very beneficial during this… Continue reading The Quotable Anne: Kindred Spirits and Hospitality

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On a Scale of Charlie Brown to Anne Shirley

A couple years ago, there was a sort of game going on social media that had people choosing and posting three characters from literature or television that best revealed their personality. With my love for personality quizzes and such, it is no surprise at all that I chose my three characters--and took great delight in… Continue reading On a Scale of Charlie Brown to Anne Shirley

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Memorable Sisters in Literature

At some point in time, someone--somewhere--decided that August the fifth should be declared National Sisters' Day. While I might not know the specifics of this holiday's creation, I do know that I definitely have reason to celebrate--six sisters is something to celebrate, after all. While my bunch might not be model sisters (I definitely remember lots of diary-reading,… Continue reading Memorable Sisters in Literature

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The Toughest Question (for Book Enthusiasts)

Any book enthusiast out there will know that one of the most difficult questions to be asked is "What is your favorite book?" As I librarian, I get asked this question more than the average person. I go to a new dentist. They ask my profession. I answer. Then it comes..."Oh, you must like to read. What's … Continue reading The Toughest Question (for Book Enthusiasts)