In Real Life
Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley
This book has been on my To Be Read list for years! I found it at a used book store when shopping with Cap a few weeks ago and immediately grabbed it up. It was so good! It had been such a long time since I read about a world that made me want to live there. That was what the magic of Foggy Bottom did for me. It completely captivated me. I’ll definitely be reading more of Robin McKinley.
End of Days by Susan Ee
This is the last book in Penryn and the End of Days trilogy. I loved the first two books! Penryn is such a great heroine with a unique situation. She is in the middle of an Angel apocalypse, but her main concern is taking care of her handicapped sister and schizophrenic mother. Penryn is also one tough chick! All that being said, I can’t get into the third book. I hope that it’s because it’s on my Kindle and right now I’m just wanting to hold real books. I’ll try again after I finish this next book.
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
I’m a huge Wizard of Oz fan, so I always enjoy retellings. I just started it, and so far I’m loving Amy Gumm.
On the Internet
“Men also use the word just. Men engage in upspeak. Men have vocal fry. Men pepper their sentences with unnecessary “likes” and “sorrys.” I haven’t read any articles encouraging them to change this behavior.”
I loved Sarah’s article – “You don’t owe anyone your pretty.”
Fran wrote a great series on how to build a cohesive wardrobe.
“Posting a selfie publicly represents something much deeper than the picture itself. It’s a testament to the work that’s happened in my heart, to the confidence that has grown in my soul, to the acceptance I have for exactly who God has made me to be — imperfections and all.”
I loved Anne’s take on what self care looks like for her.
“We do not ever want to be touched by strangers. Ever. Standing in my vicinity for 10 minutes does not give you permission to touch me. Do not touch my hair, my leg, my arm or my hand, and certainly do not touch any of my parts that require covering in order for me to be standing in this public space near you. This is my body and I am the only person who gets to decide when, where and how it is touched.”
So, what have you been reading? Have any book or blog recommendations? Let me know in the comments!