Month: January 2015

January 2015 Monthly Wrap-Up

Posted January 31, 2015 in Reading / 2 Comments

The first month of 2015 is completed. That just sounds crazy. I am finally remembering to write 2015, at least most of the time.

Things that Happened in January

  • My sister was home from college over break.
  • We took my sister back to college and I was able to visit a WalMart and a bookstore and more than a two lane road!
  • Montana Winter Fair started Friday and ends Sunday. The best thing about this is the library used book sale. Paperbacks for 25-50¢ and hardcovers for $1. It is amazing… when they have books I want to read rather than just westerns and such.

Books I Read in January

The Web by Megan ChanceThe Lightning Thief by Rick RiordanThe One by Kiera Cass
Ancient Christian Worship by Andrew B McGowanLoved As I Am by Miriam James HeidlandA Book of Uncommon Prayer by Brian DoyleAtlantia by Ally Condie
My Sisters the Saints by Colleen Carroll CampbellThe Fellowship of the Ring by J R R TolkienPoison Study by Maria V Snyder.
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Review: The Fellowship of the Ring

Posted January 30, 2015 in Reading, Review / 2 Comments

Review: The Fellowship of the RingThe Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Series: The Lord of the Rings #1
Publisher: Mariner Books ((originally) 1954)
eBook, Audiobook
{19 hours and 11 minutes} (398 pages)
Via: Library
Reading Challenges: 2015 Alphabet Soup, Read 2015


The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS
One Ring to rule them all,
One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all
and in the darkness bind them
In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in
The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

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Review: My Sisters the Saints

Posted January 29, 2015 in Faith, Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Review: My Sisters the SaintsMy Sisters the Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell
Publisher: Image (2012)
eARC (224 pages)
Via: NetGalley
Reading Challenges: 2015 Alphabet Soup, 2015 What's In A Name?, Read 2015


In My Sisters the Saints, author Colleen Carroll Campbell blends her personal narrative of spiritual seeking, trials, stumbles, and breakthroughs with the stories of six women saints who profoundly changed her life: Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, Faustina of Poland, Edith Stein of Germany, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Mary of Nazareth. Drawing upon the rich writings and examples of these extraordinary women, the author reveals Christianity's liberating power for women and the relevance of the saints to the lives of contemporary Christians.

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