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What I’m Reading in November

Happy November!  I’ve listed what I’m reading in November below.  Yes, you do indeed see Of Plymouth Plantation in that pile again.  😉  It’s taking me longer then I anticipated!


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Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford–I started this book several months ago.  Reading it in November is rather appropriate.  I keep reading parts of it aloud to Ed.  We can’t believe what we didn’t know about America’s Thanksgiving!

The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau-This book about liberty is on my son’s Omnibus III reading list for school.  I’m trying to stay ahead of him.

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift-Amazon says that this book by Swift is “a witty parody of political life in Swift’s time and a scathing send-up of manners and morals in 18th-century England.”  I remember watching the Mickey Mouse cartoon when I was little.  I think I’m in for a surprise, don’t you?

The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson-Our small group will finish up a book on prayer in a few days.  I’ve added this book on prayer that Ed purchased for me several months ago.  I keep moving it around my office, so I think it’s time to read it and find it a home on the table next to me for the next month.


I’m also very excited because I just started Money Making Mom by Crystal Paine from Money Saving Mom.  It’s very good.  My friend, Dawn from Reveal Natural Health, and I are going through the book together.  It’s making me dig in and really think about things instead of just skimming through.  I also really enjoy seeing Dawn’s responses to the various questions in the book.  I appreciate her input so much!


What are you reading in November?  Are you part of a book club?  Have you ever corresponded via e-mail with a friend about a book?  Comment below and let me know.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Have a beautiful day!



What I’m Reading in October

I can not believe that it is October already! Where did September go? I finished reading a few of the book on my September list.

What I'm Reading in October

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Without further ado, here is my October list in no particular order:

Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford– This is continued from my September list.  Honestly, I didn’t even start it in September.  <blush>

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen– Yep, ditto what I wrote for Of Plymouth Plantation.  The difference, though, is that I have previously read P&P.  I’ve also watched just about every movie adaptation a bazillion and three times.  Anybody else in this club?

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley-I love a book that grabs you with the first sentence.  Frankenstein is one of those books for me.  Looking forward to finishing it.

Savor by Shauna Niequist  Amazon says I purchased this book back in May.  I think it’s time I cracked the cover, don’t you?  I enjoyed her previous book, Bread and Wine.

Trim Healthy Mama Plan by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison  I purchased the original Trim Healthy Mama book and didn’t get through it.  I belong to the facebook group and love seeing all of the success photos posted.  This new book is supposed to be a simplified version of the plan.  You technically don’t “need” to buy the cookbook, but it is referenced in the Trim Healthy Mama Plan.  There are no recipes in the THM Plan book.

Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison I purchased this to go along with the THM Plan.  Gorgeous photography.

Not pictured (Kindle book):
Putting God First: How to Make God the #1 Priority in Every Area of Your Life by Brittany Ann  Brittany is a friend of mine who blogs at Equipping Godly Women.  I’m looking forward to digging in and applying some new tips.


What are you reading this month?  Comment below and let me know!


Want of Wonder

“We are perishing for want of wonder,
not for want of wonders.”

~G.K. Chesterton



While researching the other day, I came across this Chesterton quote.  I had to reread it a couple of times to really let it soak in.  Chesterton was an English writer and theologian at the turn of the twentieth century.  I’ve not read any Chesterton and I see him appearing in the future on my What I’m Reading series.

In this hurry-up-and-achieve-it world, I feel that we have lost our “want of wonder.”  We rarely slow down and “smell the roses,” let alone sit and study the rose.

What can you see if you sit and wonder at a rose?  The scent, the depth of color, the intricacy of the petals, the curl of the stamen, and so much more!

Or what if you sit in your living room and wonder at the light in the room, the sounds in the house, the texture of the fabric of the chair you’re in?

We can even get industrial and digital.  Is there wonder in your laptop?  The weight of it in your lap, the smoothness of the case, the contrast between the surface and the keys, the many gifts that had to come together to create the digital world.

Wonder is there!  We just have to stop and find it.

What do you think of this quote?  What can you find today to wonder at?



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