Thursday, February 1, 2018

Review: More than Enough

More than Enough: Living Abundantly in a Culture of Excess by Lee Hull Moses

More than Enough: Living Abundantly in a Culture of Excess by Lee Hull Moses
Ever look around your life and feel overwhelmed with gratitude for everything you have? Sure, nothing is perfect, but if you have a safe place to live, food on the table, and clothes to wear, the reality is that life is pretty good. That's not true for many people in the world, and you may wonder, "How do we live in a way that honors God and shows gratitude for the good life we are living in the midst of a world full of pain and brokenness?"

All our daily choices have an impact on the earth and the people around us: choices about where we shop, what we eat, what we give away.… But can we really do anything to help? Can we find joy in our own lives when there is so much pain in the world? Sorting out the answers gets overwhelming and complicated very quickly.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Review: Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story by Debbie Tung

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story by Debbie Tung
This illustrated gift book of short comics illuminates author Debbie Tung's experience as an introvert in an extrovert’s world. Presented in a loose narrative style that can be read front to back or dipped into at one’s leisure, the book spans three years of Debbie's life, from the end of college to the present day. In these early years of adulthood, Debbie slowly but finally discovers there is a name for her lifelong need to be alone: she’s an introvert.

Monday, January 1, 2018

2017 Reading Goals & Challenges

Books Read In 2017:
  1. Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead
  2. Shattered Glass (Glass, #3.5) by Maria V. Snyder
  3. Dawn Study (Soulfinders, #3) by Maria V. Snyder
  4. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  5. Midnight Jewel (The Glittering Court, #2) by Richelle Mead
  6. Every Lie I've Ever Told by Rosie Waterland
  7. The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
  8. Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story by Debbie Tung     
Reading Challenges Completed:

2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge
Nicki has read 8 books toward her goal of 8 books.


So that's 8 books, 2908 pages, and one reading challenge completed in 2017

I'm aiming for 12 books in 2018 and will be signing up for Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge.

What reading challenges or goals have you signed up for in 2018?


Nicki

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2016 Reading Goals & Challenges

Books Read In 2016:
  1. Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird, #2) by Claudia Gray
  2. First Impressions: A Firebird Ficlet (Firebird, #1.1) by Claudia Gray
  3. Jocelyn's Story by Cassandra Clare
  4. Hope Unfolding: Grace-Filled Truth for the Momma's Heart by Becky Thompson (Audio)
  5. Night Study (Study, #5) by Maria V. Snyder
  6. The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court, #1) by Richelle Mead
  7. The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston
  8. Orphan Black: Helsinki #1 (of 5) by Graeme Manson
  9. Orphan Black: Helsinki #2 (of 5) by Graeme Manson
  10. Orphan Black: Helsinki #3 (of 5) by Graeme Manson
  11. Welcome To Orphancorp by Marlee Jane Ward
  12. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 
  13. Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy (Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #1) by Cassandra Clare
  14. Hope Unfolding: Grace-Filled Truth for the Momma's Heart by Becky Thompson (Paperback)
  15. Replica (Replica #1) by Lauren Oliver - Review
  16. The Mother God Made Me to Be by Karen Valentin
  17. A Million Worlds with You (Firebird, #3) by Claudia Gray
  18. Orphan Black: Helsinki by Graeme Manson
  19. Orphan Black: Helsinki #4 (of 5) by Graeme Manson
  20. Orphan Black: Helsinki #5 (of 5) by Graeme Manson

Reading Challenges Completed:

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Nicki has read 10 books toward her goal of 25 books.
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So that's 20 books, 3815 pages, and one reading challenge completed in 2016.

I'm aiming for 10 books in 2017 and will be signing up for Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge.

What reading challenges or goals have you signed up for in 2017?


Nicki

Friday, November 18, 2016

Review: The Mother God Made Me to Be

The Mother God Made Me to Be by 


The Mother God Made Me to Be by Karen Valentin
A contributor to Guideposts annuals for ten years, Karen Valentin's narrative pieces about her journey to marriage and motherhood and then to single motherhood have resonated with readers. Here she collects the longer versions of her pieces and adds many new ones.

Karen lived an adventurous single life but longed for a family of her own. After years of maintaining her vow of purity and waiting for a man who shared her Christian faith, she fell in love with her best friend and co-worker. They married. She bore two sons. They divorced.