Sunday, November 13, 2016

It's Monday and we are still reading

So...we had an election. I feel like I'm still processing things a bit and there are a lot of people who are writing things more eloquently than I ever could. I will just say that we are watching and listening. We are doing a lot of talking with our kids about what it means to be kind and what it means to use our voices for other people. We are doing a lot of reading because reading (of course) teaches us empathy. And it's sometimes good to escape into someone else's world for a while.

Last week, I read Lessons in Belonging From A Church-Going Commitment Phobe. I rather adore spiritual memoirs and as a lady who is married to a pastor, I try to pay attention to the things that compel people to leave churches and the things that convince them to put down roots in a church community. Then I read The Wild Girl, which was my first time reading a book by Kate Forsyth.

Lessons in Belonging from a Church-Going Commitment Phobe     The Wild Girl

Now I am reading and very much enjoying A Thousand Nights and then I'm continuing my Nonfiction November streak with Glennon Doyle Melton's Love Warrior

A Thousand Nights     Love Warrior

What are you reading this week?

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18 comments:

  1. I hope you enjoyed the Kate Forsyth - I was just reading her latest newsletter.
    Have a great week!

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    1. What a great coincidence! Do you have a favorite book of hers?

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  2. These books sound very interesting. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by :)

    Colletta

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  3. Lessons in Belonging is not my kind of book but I look forward to your review. Definitely a time to listen and support each other where needed.

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    1. Thanks Marce. I know that too many people have stories of being hurt by churches and the people in them. I'm trying to listen well and work towards a church that is a safe place, not a hurtful one!

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  4. I'm very interested in spiritual books and I think Lessons might have a bit of that. Thank you for sharing it.

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    1. Thanks Deb! I will report on it soon. :)

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  5. Interesting assortment of books. I enjoyed A Thousand Nights when I read the ARC from NetGalley. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. I did too! I waited a while because I had recently read The Wrath and the Dawn. I'm glad I finally picked it up.

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  6. I am happily ensconced in Alan Bradley's latest Flavia de Luce mystery. Life is good. :)

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    1. So good! I could use a new Flavia right about now...

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  7. Enjoy your books. They look good. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Yvonne! I hope you are having a great week too.

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  8. These are all new books to me. I hope you enjoy them. Have a great reading week.

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  9. I keep hearing about Love Warrior. I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. It's tough to read at points because the author is so forthcoming, but I'm glad I read it.

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