We are nearing the end!! Only 26 days left in the year and still 10 books left to read. I may not have completed the NaNoWriMo challenge, but I WILL complete my reading challenge. Last time it was so fun doing head to heads that I decided to do it again! There were a lot … Continue reading 81-90 of 100
It's that time again! Let's talk about books 11-20 of 2016! I loved them all (except one), so here's why. REALLY FICTION:* *Really Fiction means that these books are fantasy, sci fi, dystopian guys. Their stories take place in worlds similar to our own but with key differences. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel is … Continue reading 11-20 of 100
Despite being a huge Harry Potter fan I rarely read interviews with JK Rowling about so-and-so's sexual preferences, how these two shouldn't have ended up together, who should've died, what this or that person's life might be like now, and so on. I don't want to hear any of that garbage. I like books because books … Continue reading Here’s the thing about having it all figured out
A week or so ago Kristin and I were talking about how much we love Catching Fire the movie and how we just couldn't wait for Mockingjay the movie (part 1? - ugh) to come out. I said something like, "I watched Catching Fire and now I want to read Mockingjay again!" Kristin said something … Continue reading Here’s the thing about being a weirdo
And the burqa, she learned to her surprise, was also comforting. It was like a one-way window. Inside it, she was an observer buffered from the scrutinizing eyes of strangers. She no longer worried that people knew, with a single glance, all the shameful secrets of her past. - A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini I've … Continue reading Here’s the thing about books
We made it! It's Friday! This week you may have celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day or Dia de Altagracia (or both!). This week you may have had 100 snow days - congrats! I walked to the ocean. Tonight our church's Missions Conference kicks off and I'm pumped to hear from the missionary/speaker and talk … Continue reading Check this out!