What have you been up to and into and standing in the blessed thick of this past month? Always love this time, and always love linking up with Miss Leigh!
Seven Sacred Pauses (Wiederkehr) – I CANNOT recommend this book enough; although centered in the Christian tradition, Wiederkehr’s book is more spiritual in nature, and follows the daily Benedictine prayer rhythms.
French Women Don’t Get Fat (Guiliano) – Eh. 3/5 stars. Voice is big to me, and Guiliano isn’t then my favorite to hear, although some of her ideas have stuck with me (and I really like the recipes to boot).
Me Before You (Moyes) – Ugh – in an are you kidding me, amazeballs sort of way. Fabulous fiction read.
I Suffer Not a Woman (Kroeger) – While this is one of the better books on an egalitarian viewpoint of the controversial “woman” scripture, it’s terribly boring.
Jesus Feminist (Bessey) – Friends, Sarah Bessey is an unapologetically, authentically heartfelt storyteller, so if you’re a fan of her writing, READ THIS when it comes out in November.
Bloodsucking Fiends (Moore) – Christopher Moore is to me in fabulously witty, fun fiction as to what John Green is to me in the realm of YA literature. I love his writing.
Dark Places (Flynn) – It’s, well, dark. I loved Gone Girl, and found myself liking (but definitely not loving) this previous book of hers.
The Happiness Project (Rubin) – read quasi-review here.
Why We Broke Up (Handler) – An ingenious YA book whose story was written after the accompanying pictures had been drawn. Fabulous.
MFK Fisher, Julia Child and Alice Waters: Celebrating the Pleasures of the Table (Reardon) – Eh. While I do love cooking biographies, my eyes glazed over like a crisped maple donut sitting in the case, waiting for pick-up. Lame pastry analogies aside, it too is terribly BORING.
Crazy Little Thing (Brogan) – 1 star. I am not even going to type another sentence about this read.
Currently reading: Graceling; Les Miserables (56% of the way through, math majors), Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child + a slew of books for preaching on Isaiah 25 next Sunday!
TV: Breakout Kings, Real Housewives of Orange County, Orange is the New Black and Hollywood Game Night.
Movies: It’s a Disaster
In the blogosphere: I took most of the month off from le Internet, and didn’t therefore record any favorites. What were some of your favorites?
On my blog: my post for Micha-friend’s “One Good Phrase” definitely yielded the highest number of hits. Um, obviously.
Pondering: What will this fall look like? Although it will certainly look different than it did a year ago, how will it look different from the previous eight months?
Cooking: ya’ll, if you haven’t made these Pinterest Chik-Fil-A faux-nuggets yet, do yourself a favor and break out the canola oil now. I’d forgotten about these until just last night, and HOLY MOLEY, I may need a support group for these puppies (and exercise accountability).
K, ya’ll: in other news, I bought a bike. It’s almost as good as a zoo. And we’re putting the Little Bub’s seat on the back today. But so far it is transforming our daily routine in good ol’ San Francisco, and freedom-freedom-freedom is pulsing through my veins every time I hop on its wide berth of a seat. Get ready for more on that next week.
Love booky, bikey, bloggy be mama be.