The Happenings – September 2016

What a month! It’s been a little slow on the blogging front and I hope to get back to my faster pace in October. We’ll see what happens, though. Currently Reading Dangerous Women is my audiobook currently. It is MUCH longer than I am accostumed to at 32 hours longs. I’ve got about six hours left and a partially post was accidentally posted yesterday. It’s an … Continue reading The Happenings – September 2016

International Translation Day

I have been mulling over what to do for International Translation Day for a few weeks now. I was excited at first, but I just did several Femme Friday’s dedicated to Women in Translation and I’m left at a loss. As has been mentioned numerous times on several websites, including some of my own posts, only 3% of books in the US are translated from … Continue reading International Translation Day

2 Kings 17-20 : A short reprieve

The king of Assyria becomes a pretty big player in this next set of chapters, but we also see Isaiah for the first time here. After  reading through these, I feel like Hezekiah is one of the more underrated Old Testament kings and his story of God’s helping is equally underrated. Chapter seventeen First, Israel falls into the hands of Assyria. Events progress and the king … Continue reading 2 Kings 17-20 : A short reprieve

TTT: Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR

I’ve done a few posts throughout the year that have mentioned books that I still haven’t gotten around to. They’re my priority for the rest of the year, along with finishing my reading challenges. Still, there are one or two more that I look forward to more. I’m going to split them up between comics and books (fiction and nonfiction) but you’ve probably seen most … Continue reading TTT: Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR

Batgirl Vol 1: The Darkest Reflection

Review: This was an interesting comic to read. Enjoyable but that’s about it. Here’s what it’s about: The nightmare-inducing brute known as Mirror is destroying the lives of Gotham City citizens seemingly at random. Will Barbara be able to survive her explosive confrontation with this new villain, as well as facing dark secrets from her past? A new chapter in the riveting adventures of Batgirl … Continue reading Batgirl Vol 1: The Darkest Reflection

Beginning Women of the Revolution: Forty Years of Feminism, no really this time

I’ve had this book listed on my “Currently Reading” list for a while on both Goodreads and BookLikes but I wasn’t actually reading it. I started off with the intention of reading and blogging about each article as I came to it and reading through slowly, like the way I’m doing the Bible reading every week. But then I didn’t. I let it stagnate in … Continue reading Beginning Women of the Revolution: Forty Years of Feminism, no really this time

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m glad I listened to

Okay, so I love books in general, but sometimes a book being read to you adds a certain something to it. It’s not just that you got to conveniently listen to it, but that it added a certain something or gave it some extra context. These are my top ten books I’m glad I listened to instead of read. Of course I loved this, it’s a … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m glad I listened to

This Place Holds No Fear by Monika Held

Review: I have enjoyed every book that I found and read for WIT Month, but this one was its gift to me. Here’s the back cover: Summoned from Vienna to Frankfurt to testify at the Auschwitz trials, Heiner meets Lena, who is working at the court as a translator. During the trial, he describes his experiences of being deported to Auschwitz as a young man. Afterward, … Continue reading This Place Holds No Fear by Monika Held

2 Kings 11- 16: Continuing the sins of their fathers

While this set does open with a queen, most of the rest of this is one long succession of kings not doing better than their fathers. Chapter eleven Athaliah, one of those named mother’s of the kings, sees that her son is dead and then “destroyed all the royal family”, thus making her queen. But who is part of the royal family in this? How … Continue reading 2 Kings 11- 16: Continuing the sins of their fathers

Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre

Review: I love a good memoir, especially one that comes from such an unusual history. Here’s the back cover info: The winner of CBC’s Canada Reads 2012, Something Fierce by Carmen Aguirre, re-issued by Vintage Canada. Six-year-old Carmen Aguirre fled to Canada with her family following General Augusto Pinochet’s violent 1973 coup in Chile. Five years later, when her mother and stepfather returned to South … Continue reading Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre