Books

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

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Poetry Corner

Poetry Corner: To the Passing of the Year

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

Holidays

Instagram-ing Thanksgiving

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

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

Books

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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Christian Life

The Dangerous Side Effects of Overthinking

Overthinking is my talent. I'm a natural. If you ever need someone to overthink a situation, call me up and I'll get the job done. But seriously. The same qualities that contribute to my vivid imagination and ability to notice small details also cause me to overthink...overly. Having lived with this quality for over a… Continue reading The Dangerous Side Effects of Overthinking