Another month, another review…
Things worth remembering
- Sniffing 95% of the candles at Hobby Lobby (even the disgusting ones) with a sister
- puddle selfies
- the first real snow of the season
- Bananagrams and peanut butter cups with friends
- sharing music with my family at a local church
- family time and preparations on Thanksgiving Eve
- baby snuggles and rodent tales on Thanksgiving Day
- surviving a painfully awkward and extremely predictable Hallmark-style movie
What I’ve been reading
The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
Up jumped Bilbo. “Breakfast?” he cried. “Where is breakfast?”
“Mostly inside of us,” answered the other dwarves who were moving about the hall; “But what is left is out on the veranda.”
I’m still reading this one…and it’s still just as hilarious and thought-provoking as last month.
Death by Living – N.D. Wilson
Drink your wine. Laugh from your gut. Burden your moments with thankfulness. Be as empty as you can be when the clock winds down. Spend your life. And if time is a river, may you leave a wake.
This was an enjoyable read…and while I did get lost in some of the poetic nature of it all (I’m a baby poet, and too much of it loses me) and I didn’t really agree with all of Wilson’s conclusions, this book has quite a few quotable lines and provides a lovely perspective on eternity and mortality.
This Life of Mine – Victoria Lynn
I had the privilege of beta reading the second book in my friend’s series, The Chronicles of Elira, and goodness. It’s just so good. I can’t wait to share my review with you!
From the journal…
Help me to remember truth: that You loved me eve when I was dead in sin. that You chose me before the world began. That it is grace that leads me home, not my stellar conduct.
What made your November memorable? What’s been your favorite read of late?