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Title: Practically Divine by Becca Stevens Pages: 224 Genres: Nonfiction, Spirituality, Christian Publisher: Harper Horizon (Sept. 14, 2021) Summary: There is no secret formula to experiencing the sacred in our lives–it just takes practice and practicality. No matter where we are—on a walk in the woods, in a sacred building, or in a dusty refugee camp—signs of love abound. When we allow ourselves to embrace both ordinary and extraordinary experiences, we can… Read More

Yesterday was Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon! With this readathon, I never know if I’m going to do well or end up hardly reading anything, lol. This time around, however, I’m happy to say that I actually got a ton of reading done! 🎉 First, I finally finished There’s Someone in Your House! This was such a fast-paced and spooky read. After that, I listened to (and finished) Slasher Girls and Monster Boys… Read More

Hi! So last night I decided to take part in Dewey’s 24 Hour readathon, which is today! I’m sure a lot of you are already familiar with this readathon, but just in case you don’t know, basically the goal is to read as much as you can from 8 AM est, today, to 8 AM est, tomorrow. I’ve participated in this readathon a couple of times before and have always had so… Read More

It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through October! October is always one of my favorite months. From the changing leaves to the cozy clothing to the spooky books, there’s so much to love! The fall months also always remind me of change and new beginnings. This also had me thinking about my blog. I’ve been kind of quiet on here this summer but I thought I’d update you all on… Read More

Title: Live on Purpose: 100 Devotionsfor l Letting Go of Fear and Following God by Sadie Robertson Huff Pages: 208 Genres: Nonfiction, Christian living, inspirational Publisher: Thomas Nelson (Sept. 28th, 2021) Summary: Learn how to celebrate every moment in life while living enthusiastically and following your God-given passions with New York Times bestselling author Sadie Robertson’s devotional Live on Purpose. Teens and young adults willl reach new depths of faith as they… Read More

Happy December 1st!  I cannot believe that it is December.  Christmas is just around the corner! 😍🎄  So, if you’ve been around for a while you know what that means: Countdown to Christmas time! Countdown to Christmas is a weekly feature where I recommend a different Christmas-y book each week to read this holiday season.  This is my 4th year doing this, and it is one of my favorite segments on this… Read More

Title: Ornamental Graces by Carolyn Astfalk Pages: 366 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Christian/Catholic Publisher: Multa Verba Publishing (Oct. 11th, 2016) Summary After his duplicitous girlfriend left, Dan Malone spent six months in a tailspin of despair and destruction: emotional, physical, and spiritual. Just when his life seems to be back on track, he meets Emily Kowalski, younger sister of his new best friend. Emily’s the kind of girl he’d always dreamed of—sweet, smart, and sincere. But he’s made… Read More

Title: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Page: 384 Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons (Aug. 14th, 2018) Summary For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in… Read More

Hello! Today I’m back with another extremely late wrap-up.  Yup, that’s not a typo, it may be nearly May, but I’m finally sharing my March wrap-up. 🙈  For the past few months, I feel like I’ve been in this weird reading and blogging slump, where I want to read and blog and then I just do other things instead.  I’m ready to push through that, though, so hopefully the rest of the… Read More

Okay everyone, today is my third and final day as host for Bookending Spring 2019!  While I’m super sad it’s my last day as a host, today’s prompt is going to be so much fun!  Today we are talking all about our bookshelves.  I don’t know about you, but I love decorating my bookshelves – especially now that the weather is getting warmer and spring is in the air!  I definitely get… Read More