Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart

Stars: 3 of 5 Letters of a Woman Homesteader is my Read Harder 2019 pick for Task 1. I had thought about Jane Austen's Lady Susan, which is also an epistolary, but I liked the idea of a true story better. Also, I loved that someone compiled Stewart's letters into this collection that serves as a kind of memoir of … Continue reading Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart

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Goliath Girls

Stars: 3 of 5The basic elements of the world remind me of a combination of Pacific Rim with a feel of Lumberjanes. It's much brighter than both, which I love, and there's some competition going with another group to keep the world safe. The first issue just sets the stage with a cute intro story … Continue reading Goliath Girls

Matthew 25: Waiting on God when He’s right in front of us

For the text of Matthew 25, click here. The chapter opens with a parable. This one is about 10 virgins looking for a husband. This in itself should show a little about what the word virgin meant in this time. Jesus uses it as a synonym for unmarried women. Sure, it could just be a … Continue reading Matthew 25: Waiting on God when He’s right in front of us

In My Shoes: A Memoir by Tamara Mellon

Stars: 4 of 5 In My Shoes is my business book for Read Harder 2019's task 17. I wasn't sure if it had to be a book about how to run a business, but this one does that too. This is Mellon's memoir of her time at Jimmy Choo. I had no idea what all went into … Continue reading In My Shoes: A Memoir by Tamara Mellon

Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World by Jennifer Palmieri

Stars: 4 of 5 This is a short audiobook, but so much is packed into it. Pamieri was a part of the campaign for Hillary Clinton and recounts ups and downs along the road to her eventual loss. It's a candid book about the obstacles that women face in pursuit of power and accomplishment. Some … Continue reading Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World by Jennifer Palmieri

Matthew 24: Some eschatology

For the text of Matthew 24, click here. The chapter begins with Jesus letting the disciples know that the temples was not going to last forever. It's written as kind of a footnote, but I feel like there was more significance to that for a few reasons. First off, if I was following someone to … Continue reading Matthew 24: Some eschatology

The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store by Cait Flanders

Stars: 3 of 5 In The Year of Less, Cait Flanders shares the things she learned when buying less and having less than she had before. In contrast to Flat Broke with Two Goats, Flanders isn't forced into it by extenuating circumstances. She sees that she's on that road and wants to stop well ahead of it. In general, I appreciate all stories … Continue reading The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store by Cait Flanders

Marvel Rising

Stars: 3 of 5 This is a new series that Marvel is doing a few things with to feature some lesser known but awesome characters. Here's the wikipedia on it to get the full picture. It's a lot of fun but doesn't feature all the characters on the cover. It starts with just Squirrel Girl … Continue reading Marvel Rising

Matthew 23: Woes

For the text of Matthew 23, click here. Jesus pretty much goes on a rant here about what hypocrites the Pharisees and scribes are. It's a little scary because I feel like we all get into these periods of our lives where we feel like the experts who sit around telling everyone what to do … Continue reading Matthew 23: Woes

Memoirs of Raging Feminists

In honor of International Women's Day last week, here are 5 Memoirs of Raging Feminists. By raging feminist, I mean those rare women that are more than happy to get out in front and talk about things that need to be talked about, even when they know it will incur the rage of the men … Continue reading Memoirs of Raging Feminists