Listening to the book of Ephesians on my Bible.me app. I love this app! It’s my favorite for listening to the Word.
Enjoying the solitude of the early morning and my clean desk. Man, was it haaaaaard to get my butt out of bed this morning but the fact that I FINALLY have a clean desk for the first time since I moved was incentive enough to get up!
Feeling equally excited to get married and apprehensive about the wedding. I so can’t wait to marry the Fiancé but I always stress before any big event I’m involved in. The fact that it’s my big day exacerbates that a little. BUT! I’m determined to not just survive this season but truly enjoy it 🙂
Planning new stuff for the blog….I’M SOOOOOO EXCITED 🙂 I have been slack in writing this year but it’s super hard for me to juggle wedding, work, new projects and blog all at the same time. Bear with me.
Waiting for the weather to cool off. IT’S SO HOT -_-
- Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
- Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
Let’s play a game. I’m in a bit of a blogging slump and I need a boost! Below is a list of 21 bookish questions for answering pleasure 🙂 Most of the questions are from a 30 Day Book Challenge from Blogs of a Bookaholic, and I came up with the rest.
I generally read more non-fiction than fiction but for these questions, I’ll draw from the fiction I’ve read over the years. However, there will be some non-fiction titles and authors too 🙂
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- The longest book you’ve read. I think the longest novel I’ve ever read was Gone with the Wind…I think. Yeah, I’m pretty sure.
- Your “comfort” book. One of my favorite YA novels is A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson. I revisit that audiobook at least once or twice in a year just for a visit.
- Book you’ve read the most number of times. I honestly have no clue. Through and through, possibly A Countess Below Stairs, or Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer, or The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
- Favorite classic book. My stock answer for this question is Little Women 🙂 But I have more than a few favorites!
- A book that disappointed you. Paper Towns by John Green
- Book that made you cry. I think Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline was the last book that made me cry. And before that, John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, of course
- A character who you can relate to the most. Probably Jo March from Little Women.
- A character do you wish you could be most like? Ever since I read Jane Eyre, I’ve loved her individuality and devotion to standards, goodness, and honesty and I want to emulate those qualities.
- A thought-provoking book. I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist by
- Book that made you laugh out loud. Stuff Christians Like by Jon Acuff
- A favorite author. Among many others, Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow, The Icarus Deception, & Tribes
- Favorite childhood book. Not that I could pick just one, but The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare is definitely one of them.
- Book with a clever story line. Just Ella by Maragaret Peterson Haddix
- Book you couldn’t put down. Money Making Mom by Crystal Paine
- Book I want to see made into a movie. The Advocate by Randy Singer
- Book that left a surprising impression. The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
- One of the best stories you’ve read in the last 12 months. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
- One of the most heartwarming books you’ve read in the last 12 months. Eight Twenty Eight: When Love Didn’t Give Up by Ian & Larissa Murphy
- One of the most inspirational books you’ve read in the last 12 months. Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand
- Favorite book series. Anne of Green Gables.
- All-time favorite book. This is usually the hardest question for a book-nerd to answer but it’s super simple for me: the Bible. As a Christian, I cherish the Word as God’s personal love letter to this world and I love it. Charles Spurgeon is quoted to have said,
Visit many good books, but live in the Bible.
I agree. There are many good, even great books but the Bible is the best. My go-to version is the KJV and one of my favorite editions is the Life Application Bible. If you don’t have a Bible, I definitely encourage you to get one :). And if you have one but haven’t cracked it open in awhile, don’t miss out on the wonderfulness (yes, I said wonderfulness) of God’s Word!
Want to play 21 questions? Go ahead and give it try! You can leave your answers below in the comments or do a post on your blog and link up below! Either way, I’d love to read your answers 🙂
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This is probably my favorite reading challenge. Not because I’ve been particularly successful at completing it, but I LOVE the concept. This is my 3rd year and I plan on getting a lot accomplished in 2016. I’m really excited cause she’s added some new stuff this year :))
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Here are the 7 parts in this challenge:
- Wonderful Words of Life. Goal: Read the Bible.
- Sweet Hour of Prayer. Goal: Pray daily.
- How Firm A Foundation. Goal: STUDY (meditate too!) one book of the Bible throughout the year.
- Deep and Wide. Goal: read multiple books of the bible in multiple translations.
- Meditate or Memorize. Goal: Choose about a verse a week–or a verse every other week–to reflect and meditate on.
- Choose a Research Project.
- Christian Nonfiction.
- A. READ THE ALPHABET.
- B. BINGO.
- C. We Believe.
I’ve chosen the following categories:
- Wonderful Words of Life.
- Sweet Hour of Prayer.
- How Firm A Foundation.
- Meditate or Memorize.
- Choose a Research Project.
- Christian Nonfiction.