Making my first ever apple pie today🥧 to celebrate thanksgiving with my family a little early. Also re-reading one of my favorite Christmas novels. #tistheseason
“If you want your life to be marked by righteous actions, you must think righteous thoughts. “ Morning devotion ❤️ October 12
I think it‘s high time for a fun regency romp! #youhavebewitchedme
Although I felt a little disconnected from some of the characters because this book was part of a pretty lengthy series that I haven‘t read, I really enjoyed it. It deals with the subject(s) of remarriage after the loss of a spouse, and finding the courage to love someone who has hurt you. Karen Kingsbury is def the queen of Christian fiction! Read it y‘all!
June 11, Morning ❤️
I was so close to the end when I decided to stop reading 😔 But I felt like the book was never going to end. Doerr is an incredibly poetic and metaphorical author, and while I thought the book was beautiful, I found myself craving a faster and more concise storyline (hence the fast paced thriller I picked up). Great characters, beautiful imagery, just be sure you‘re ready to muddle through some lengthy prose.
😭I feel like this quote perfectly represents the central dilemma of the novel: why keep beautiful things if they will only be destroyed by things beyond your control? Why dream up a beautiful life when reality is starkly different and difficult? Hopefully Doerr will provide some hope-filled answers as the novel goes on.
A find from my #beachbookhaul today! Looking forward to this read (and some sun and sweet tea) 😎☀️
Not as much of a page turner as I thought it would be. The Tribulation Force was spilt up through the majority of the novel. It‘s an extremely political and slow moving book. But there were elements that I enjoyed! Buck and Chloe‘s romance was fun, and I think the characterization of the Antichrist is well done. It‘s interesting to see his true colors seep through his facade. But I‘m definitely going to continue the series. On to the next one!
“Tell your stories. People can identify with your grief and your loss and your loneliness. I will never again be ashamed of the gospel of Christ. The Bible says that the cross offends. If you are offended, I am doing my job. If you are attracted to Christ, the Spirit is doing his work” Bruce Barnes, Tribulation Force
The ending is well worth the read! Although I didn‘t exactly agree with all of the doctrine, I enjoyed the plot of this book immensely. It‘s very fast paced, and there are a couple of surprises. I didn‘t expect Buck to end up with Chloe (though I‘m glad he did because Hattie got on my nerves) and I didn‘t quite expect to get a display of Nicolae‘s evil until a little later on. But the scene at the UN and Bucks conversion is one of the best!
Something I find extremely interesting about this book is the insight it gives into the process of journalism; making a main character a member of the press was definitely a smart move when writing about a cataclysmic event! Even if he isn‘t completely realistic, Cameron “Buck” Williams is definitely my favorite character in this novel! #journalism #getthescoop
Just wanted to share my extremely battered (or, as we say at work “well loved”) copy of my childhood favorite. It‘s a wonderful adventure tale that tackles the issues of self-acceptance, identity, adoption and family. I absolutely love the heroine, who in my opinion is more brave and self-assured than half of the leading ladies in YA novels today. #childhoodfavorite #leadingladies
I just received this entire series from my Grandparents. I‘m about 100 pages in and I really like it so far. It‘s interesting to read because it was written in 95‘ and I find that, in retrospect, the story may have been slightly different if it was written ten years later. I‘m also a Christian, so I can appreciate any literature that represents my faith. #christianlit #rapture