Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Recent Reads // December Version

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I got a library card for the library in my area and recently had some time do some reading!

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Love Does by Bob Goff

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Since I'd read Everybody Always, I decided to read this other book my Bob Goff. The feel was generally the same between the two, just different analogies and stories. 

Everything Is Possible: Finding the Faith and Courage to Follow Your Dreams

Everything is Possible by Jen Bricker with Sheryl Berk

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This was a light and easy read. It is interesting the way that different people live, and what is their normal.

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Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis

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Haha this was kind of a different kind of book for me to read. But I actually finished it. So yeah, I recommend this. I liked the metaphors to God and earth.

Well, that's not a ton of books, (I did read some for school but that's not really too interesting...), but I like to keep track of the books I read and what I thought of them!

Happy New Year!

~ Victoria

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Christmas Gifts and Such

Hello! Well it's December and I haven't posted since October but I have moved and am pretty much done moving and getting settled in so the future is looking up for this little blog XD Also, I read some more these past few weeks, so I should write a post about the books!

Anywhays…

I hope you had a great Christmas! I wanted to share a few things I received for Christmas!



This sticker book is so cute and pretty! I will be using these in my bujo and in letters to my pen pal!


This coloring book has cool coloring pages. I like to color on a relaxing evening. :)


My friend gave me some washi tape, and this is the first one! It is so pretty!! I love gold!!


This tape has little planets on it :)


It also came with the small sample of washi tape. Which is gold.


Then this last role has like old-fashioned vintagey tickets.


The last thing my friend gave me was a pack of moon stickers, with all the phases of the moon! To me, the moon is a symbol of hope that Jesus gives!


Finally, my parents gave me this book I asked for called "Becoming A Contagious Christian" by Bill Hybels and Mark Mittelberg that I think I will really like.

I hope you liked seeing these few things!! Happy New Year!!

~ Victoria

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Recent Reads // October

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Not sure if I already announced this or not, but I am currently in the final stages of moving to a new state. As a result, there has been very little posting going on for me. Hopefully things will settle down a bit soon. I'm looking forward to posting photography of new places I visit!

For now, I wanted to drop in to review a few of the books I have read recently!

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Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

I'd read a different book by Laurie Halse Anderson before (Fever 1793), which I rather liked, so I turned to the Seeds of America Trilogy. This one had some darker themes, as it is based on slavery. I finished Chains, but I don't think I'll be reading the rest of the trilogy. 

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Everybody Always by Bob Goff

This book had lots of inspiring and interesting stories. It is well written, although it wasn't super deep it was relatively thought provoking. 

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A Summer to Die by Lois Lowry

Since I rather like The Giver, I wanted to explore other books by Lois Lowry. A Summer to Die was actually her first novel. It follows the story of two sisters. It is VERY sad, but I really loved the relationship between Meg and her older neighbor.

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 Miracle for Jen by Linda Barrick with John Perry

I heard about this book after reading an article on TheRebelution. This book was sad, painful, and amazing. The writing was kind of repetitive sometimes, but I read all the way to the end. It tells the dramatic true story of 17-year-old Jen Barrick. After getting hit by a drunk driver on the way home from a church choir performance, Jen's family encounters miracles, pleading prayers, and heavy struggles. God answers Jen's prayers in the most astounding way through her accident. After I read the book, I looked up Jen Barrick on YouTube and was amazed. 

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Called to Create by Jordan Raynor

This book was recommended to me by a friend, and although it wasn't exactly what I was expecting, there were some good insights in it. It focused more on being an entrepeneur, rather than an artist. But I especially liked the section on how we will use our creating gifts in heaven. It also presented ideas about God as a creator, and how we being an artist is a gift from God, because it is one of his own characteristics.

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The Unexpected Adventure by Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg

Since this is basically a devotional, I wasn't sure what to expect. Sometimes I find that devotionals don't dedicate enough time to just one point or story. This book, however, was very engaging, interesting, and inspiring. There were great stories about how the authors have stumbled across sharing their faith, and then Bible verses and important points after the story. I recommend!

Thanks for reading! Have a great week!