Matthew

Matthew 3: Baptism

This is a shorter chapter, but there is so much going on here again. Chapter 3 This chapter opens with John the Baptist and the prophecy about him from back in Isaiah 40: 3A voice cries:b “In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. It's… Continue reading Matthew 3: Baptism

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Herstory, Memoir Monday, Recommendations

Bird of Paradise: How I Became a Latina by Raquel Cepeda

Review: I adore the premise of this book. The book itself is pretty amazing but I feel like the premise is what spoke to me. It's the kind of book that is interesting while I'm reading it and then sets my thoughts on fire about my own life. Cepeda spends the first part of the… Continue reading Bird of Paradise: How I Became a Latina by Raquel Cepeda

Recommendations

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Review:  So many crazy thoughts came crashing in on me throughout the whole time I was listening to this book. It's even got me trying out new things with my son to help him feel more comfortable in public. It is so amazing. Okay, to start at the beginning, this book has been on my… Continue reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Matthew

Matthew 2: Wise men and moving around

I just can't get over how much of the Old Testament prophecies Matthew just hits you with right from the beginning. There's so much to go back and double check and research. If you tried out the Bible study guide posted last week, let me know in the comments if it was helpful and what… Continue reading Matthew 2: Wise men and moving around

Herstory, Memoir Monday, Recommendations

Rita Moreno: A Memoir by Rita Moreno

Review: I just fell in love with Rita Moreno. So, I've seen her work plenty but she was one of those actress that I never seemed to recognize from one role to the next. I had no idea the same woman who played Anita in West Side Story was also in Singing in the Rain… Continue reading Rita Moreno: A Memoir by Rita Moreno

Fiction, Recommendations

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Review: I don't know if I mentioned it before, but I do love Jane Austen. It's probably obvious, given the general topic of this blog, but still. I had been one of those people for years who took for granted how revolutionary she was and thought of her not as a predecessor to women writers… Continue reading Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Matthew

Matthew 1: An introduction to the New Testament

I'm pretty excited to be starting the New Testament finally. It's been three years and I've learned so much it's insane. In fact, it's so insane that I don' know when I'll be going back to grouped posts but there is so much in the first few chapters that I have a fully post for… Continue reading Matthew 1: An introduction to the New Testament

Herstory, Memoir Monday, Recommendations

My Voice: A Memoir by Angie Martinez

Review: I'll admit it, I was never into the hip hop scene so I had no idea who Angie Martinez is before finding this memoir listed among Hispanic memoirs somewhere. I don't have any particular problems with it, I'm just not among the people it spoke to. I'm aware of the feminist issues with the… Continue reading My Voice: A Memoir by Angie Martinez

Fiction, Read Harder, Recommendations

Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun by Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Review: I admit that I don't quite get the title but I do totally love Morayo. This is one of the books I chose for Read Harder 2018, task 23, a book with a female protagonist over the age of 60. I chose two books for it because they were both smaller books. Like  a Mule… Continue reading Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun by Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Memoir Monday, Recommendations, WIT

Memoir Monday: My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me

I read this one and originally reviewed it last November but wanted to remind everyone of this interesting story for German Heritage Month this year. This has been the year of heritage months and I'm pretty excited about having a little something for each heritage. I do also have a TBR memoir for next week.… Continue reading Memoir Monday: My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me