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
I discovered this book/movie tag ages ago (it seems), but it's taken me so long to get to it! I found it at the Coffee, Classics, & Craziness blog and had so much fun reading it and answering the questions in my head that I figured I might as well share it. A period drama… Continue reading A Period Drama Tag!
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!
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
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
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
It's funny what you might find hidden on the shelf at the library. During the first few weeks at my new job, while perusing the literature section, I spotted an old poetry book, which probably hadn't been checked out for a long while. After glimpsing through a few of the poems, I found that I… Continue reading Poetry Corner: To the Passing of the Year
Something I look forward to every year is getting to line up a new set of books to read and wondering which books will light up my imagination and pull at my heartstrings. Luckily for me, this past year has uncovered a wealth of literary discoveries. During this post, I would like to highlight some… Continue reading My Top Reads of 2017
Thanksgiving has been on my mind lately because, well, Thanksgiving is this Thursday. In conjunction with that, I've also been thinking about social media. I've read several blogs, it seems like, that discuss how social media often breeds discontent because people compare their own lives, accomplishments, and possessions with those of others. Seen from the… Continue reading Instagram-ing Thanksgiving
Last week, I talked about my trip to North Carolina and how--even with the fun I had--I was glad to be home. These past few days, however, I've been wishing I was back there--not because of the beautiful sights, but because I miss my buddies. One of the things I miss the most are the… Continue reading Favorite Friendships in Literature