Linking up with Miss Leigh for the monthly What I’m Into – join in! What are you reading, watching, musing over and thinking about? xo.
Graceling (Cashore) – I’m getting back into reading YA lit (and loving it, mind you), and this is my first YA fantasy novel in, oh, like 20 years. But this I love: an adventurous, rough-around-the-edges, anti-stereotypical female protagonist in a rogue coming of age/discovering of self novel. It was hard for me to get into, but once in, I couldn’t put it down.
Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis (Winner) – wowzas. While some say that Lauren Winner’s memoir is too dark, if you’ve ever felt in that “middle” place in faith, her words are for you. Absolutely phenomenal.
Wild (Strayed) – meh, it wasn’t my favorite. I think I expected to be more Krakauer, Into the Wild-esque, and instead it was more, “I”m stepping into the woods and reflecting on my life. Again. And again.” [Now that’s irony! says she the memoir writer).
Currently reading: Falling Together; Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World; SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance; Les Miserables; On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature; Going Bovine; Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America.
Boob tube: Criminal Minds, Weeds, Breakout Kings, Hollywood Game Night, Tamra’s Wedding. And of course, The Emmy’s, the 49er’s, the Giants and college football have grazed the screen from time to time.
Movies: Hunger Games …did we watch more? I’m just not sure.
In the blogosphere: I died laughing at “Surviving Whole Foods”. Seth Godin’s “What if Surfing was Your Job?” reminded me of perspective. And then, in an Alanis Morissette ironic sort of way, I found myself thinking a ton about Momastery’s “Six Reasons Why Social Media is Dangerous for Me,” while taking mental notes on Jon Acuff’s “61 Things Four Million People Taught me about Social Media,” reposted by Katie-friend over at Cardigan Way.
Pondering: What is the balance in putting yourself out there, marketing and networking and workin’ it, while patiently waiting for response and reaction and Spirit? Also – and certainly much more importantly – how can I keep my toddler out of the trash can, the diaper pail and the toilet?
Cooking: Ya’ll: who cares what I’ve cooked in the last month when the HBH spent an hour and a half in the kitchen last night cooking me perfectly divine halibut with roasted veggies and green salad? Winner winner chicken dinner.
That’s it! What about you? What’s been a part of your Septemberings, friends?0