books & break

March 10, 2010 at 5:10 am 4 comments

Apparently, I fail at getting to bed before 1:30.  College, home – doesn’t make any difference.  Actually, it does, because here at home I’m lounging on top of my bed for about an hour reading.  And then I get to sleep in.  Oh, spring break is so completely delightful. 

I am especially loving the ability to read a little bit, for pleasure.  I’ve recently been discovering the amazing stash of books that my mother has collected, so I run around the house and swipe them whenever I see another that looks good.  Want to see what’s currently on my “reading” or “to read” list? 

Biblical Womanhood in the Home, edited by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

The Lost Art of True Beauty, by Leslie Ludy (yay for free review copies sent to Bloom!  And I actually finished this one)

Trusting God in a Twisted World, by Elisabeth Elliot

Choosing Gratitude, by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Keep a Quiet Heart, by Elisabeth Elliot

How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World: The Art of Living with Style, Class, and Grace, by Jordan Christy (doesn’t this sound simply delightful?  My sweet older sister is letting me borrow it)

What Difference Do It Make? by Ron Hall and Dever Moore (again, yay for free review copies!  And this one is the sequel to Same Kind of Different As Me – and you can read my review of that here.)

And, a book I don’t have, but really, really want to read (and intend to hunt down as soon as possible): a novel by Madeleine L’Engle that sounds utterly charming and is titled The Small Rain.  Apparently, it’s the first of a trilogy following the life of a young girl and concert pianist as she grows up.  I haven’t read a novel in a while, but I do love them, and I have every intention of tracking this one down.

That’s quite the list for four more days of break, isn’t it?  I’m sure I probably won’t get more than a few pages nibbled out of each – but they’ll be waiting for me over summer, and I’m so excited to read each of them. 

The other thing filling my break is dance; I went to a dance class yesterday and today.  I’ve really, really missed my dance classes!  I’m part of the ballet company/club at school, and thus generally take a weekly class, but it’s just so different.  Not in terms of technique or anything; just the atmosphere.  At school, I know the names of one or two girls; back home, these are the girls I feel I’ve grown up with, and our focus is on using dance as a form of worshipping God.  It’s just different.  And I’ve missed it. 

And I’m already at a bad start at getting to bed before 1:30 tonight, so I’ll just end this post here.  But if you haven’t commented on this post, please do – I’m soliciting advice for buying a new camera!  (And lurkers, this means you!  Yes, I know you’re there).


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Annie  |  March 10, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Yay for catching up on reading during break! That’s part of my plan… so far I’ve failed. Tomorrow I’m hoping to get started on one, at least. How are the Elisabeth Elliot and Leslie Ludy books you’re reading? (I don’t know if you’ve started any of them yet.) I’ve read Passion and Purity (EE) and Authentic Beauty (LL) and LOVED them.

  • 2. overlapped  |  March 11, 2010 at 1:08 am

    I love both of those books, too, Annie! And the more Elisabeth Elliot I read, the more I’m inspired by her wisdom. I’m a few pages into Trusting, and it’s so good. And I finished The Lost Art of True Beauty, which was also excellent. It’s more along the lines of Set-Apart Femininity, which I think is my favorite Leslie Ludy book. You should check it out 🙂

  • 3. Joanna  |  March 12, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Just read “The Lost Art of True Beauty”, as you know. The others are on my “reading list”.

    Speaking of books, take a look at this website with book reviews (and look up the review on Northanger Abbey because you know the girl who wrote it):

  • 4. Annie  |  March 13, 2010 at 5:52 am

    I will! They all sound like good reads!


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