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The Emergency TBR Book Pile

Before I ask if anyone else has had an emergency To-Be-Read (TBR) book pile, I'll first explain what I mean. This year, I made a goal to read 30 books. I even stated my goal on Goodreads so I could track my progress and share with others what I've been reading. So far, I've finished… Continue reading The Emergency TBR Book Pile

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Happy Tolkien Reading Day!

Happy Tolkien Reading Day! Since many people won't have time to read an entire Tolkien book today, I've decided to share a poem, so all of you are covered! This poem is from The Lord of the Rings and, in the book, was written by Bilbo about Aragorn. "All that is gold does not glitter, Not… Continue reading Happy Tolkien Reading Day!

Books · Christian Life · Wise Words Series

Wise Words #4: On Loneliness

Last week, I recommended a book by Elisabeth Elliot called Passion and Purity. Today, as part of my "Wise Words" series, I would like to share an excerpt from that book about the topic of loneliness and how to deal with it in a godly way. Let's dive right in... "Be still and know that He is God. When… Continue reading Wise Words #4: On Loneliness

Books · Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Books I Love…but Can’t Remember

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and this week's theme was marvelously easy for me: Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Anything/Much About. It seems like some of the best books I have read were during middle school or high school. That was a long time ago. Most of what I… Continue reading Top Ten Books I Love…but Can’t Remember

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The Best Time of the Year: Choosing Book Challenges

With Christmas already passed and the new year settling in, there is now something else to look forward to: Creating and/or picking out a book challenge for the year. I'm sure some of you avid readers have already done this. And so did I, on the very first day of the year, but now I'd… Continue reading The Best Time of the Year: Choosing Book Challenges

Books · Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned in Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a book tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and this week's theme is yummy-sounding food from books. Isn't it crazy how the description of food in books will set your mouth to watering? Or maybe you read about a food that you'd love to try because of the… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned in Books

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A Perfect Day for Reading “Edward Tulane”

Today has been a rather tiresome, dull sort of day, and I’ve felt dull and tired with it. So, to boost my spirits, I reread The Miraculous Journey by Edward Tulane. All of it. Because it’s wonderful. Below is a post I made about his book from two years ago, when I first read it. I’m just as enthusiastic about this book as I ever was. There is such a precious message to this story, even though it is about a china rabbit.

“Open your heart…Someone will come. Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart” (DiCamillo 2006).

If you’re in need of a boost, and maybe a few bittersweet tears, read this book!

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DiCamillo, Kate. 2006. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press.

beauty and the mess

Every once in a while, I’ll read a book and have to tell everyone about it–whether they want to listen or not. I am currently in this state of infatuation with Kate DiCamillo’s The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.

I started it Sunday night and finished reading last night (Tuesday). So far, all of my coworkers and most of my family and friends have heard about my new favorite book. Not two hours ago, I told my brother the entire story line of the book from beginning to end. We were on our way back from Sonic, so he he was trapped in the car with me and had to listen. But I didn’t feel too bad, since I had just treated him to a delicious chocolate shake. And anyway, I think he was amused by the short summary I gave him of this darling book.

Darling…that’s the perfect word to…

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