Year of the Asian Reading Challenge

What’s up deerlings? I hope you’re doing well!   What is the #YARC2019 ? #YARC2019 is the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019 hosted by Shealea @ Shut up Shealea, CW from The Quiet Pond, Lily from Sprinkles of Dreams, and Vicky over at Vicky Who Reads. This is a year long reading challenge in…

#BACKTOGYST | 10 Ways I’m Simplifying This Month

Happy Tuesday deerlings! Where is the year going? It’s already August! Like who in the world allowed this?! August has always been a prep month for me. When I was in high school this is when we had our orientation, did all of the back to school shopping, last minute visits to the grandparents, etc….

24in48 Readathon Wrap Up

So this is a little late, but the readathon is over! I’m pretty proud of myself even though I didn’t quite make my goal of 16 hours (I came in at 15.5). I’ve never done this readathon before so I honestly didn’t have very high expectations even though I tend to make lofty goals for…

My Favorite NFP/FAM Resources

I definitely did not plan my content schedule very well this summer. Here it is Friday and I realized that I did not get a post about Natural Family Planning / Fertility Awareness Methods up. Ya’ll I’m not a doctor and there are a billion people must more educated than I on this subject, but…

Good Samaritans, Contempt Culture, and Being Angry

A Reading from the Gospel of Luke (10:25-37) There was a scholar of the law who stood up to test Jesus and said, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?” He said in reply, “You shall love the Lord,…

An Unexpected Journey | 24in48 TBR

Good afternoon deerlings! I am really bad about keeping up with community things like readathons, novena start dates, feast days, and stuff like that. So I totally didn’t realize that the 24in48 readathon was this weekend! Luckily, I don’t have anything planned other than work, going to Mass and keeping up with the St. Anne…

REVIEW | Sorcery of Thorns

All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather….

Top 10 Tuesday | What I Savored in June

Good morning deerlings!! I hope your weekend was enjoyable and if you’re in the US that you had a wonderful (and safe) 4th of July~ We’ve been weathering a number of storms, literally and figuratively, here in Colorado but otherwise, we’ve been doing well over here! This week I am reading Wicked Fox by Kat…

REVIEW | Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa

One thousand years ago, a wish was made to the Harbinger of Change and a sword of rage and lightning was forged. Kamigoroshi. The Godslayer. It had one task: to seal away the powerful demon Hakaimono. Now he has broken free. Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has one task: to take her piece of the ancient and powerful scroll…

BOOK CLUB | The Summer I Turned Pretty

  Summary: When each summer begins, Belly leaves her school life behind and escapes to Cousins Beach, the place she has spent every summer of her life. Not only does the beach house mean home away from home, but her favorite people are there: Susannah, her mother’s best friend, and her sons, Conrad and Jeremiah. Belly…

TAG | The Midyear Book Freak Out

Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2019? Internment by Samira Ahmed has been my favorite read. I usually don’t read gritty contemporaries much less dystopian style ones so I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved and related with this novel. I feel like it’s one of those novels that EVERYONE, regardless of…