Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat

Stars: 3 out of 5 I have to admit, this book was pretty funny. It wasn't quite up there with Furiously Happy, but it was pretty funny. It's kind of a memoir version of A Bad Mom's Christmas for anyone who's seen that movie, which I totally loved because, well, Mila Kunis and saying no to the … Continue reading Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat

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Shuri and Man-eaters

Here are two exciting new series that focus on women! Both are fantastic in really different ways so far and I look forward to keeping track of them over time.  Shuri is the first, even though it came out after. Everyone loved Black Panther's little sister so much on the big screen, so Marvel rolled … Continue reading Shuri and Man-eaters

Matthew 12: Arguing the Law

For the text of Matthew 12, click here.  Here again, Jesus is in conflict with the Pharisees. They have accused Him and the disciples of working on the Sabbath. All they did was "glean" from the harvest. Way back in Leviticus 19:9-18 there is a detailed description of loving thy neighbor and the disciples are simply living … Continue reading Matthew 12: Arguing the Law

Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon’s Relentless Madre de Dios by Holly Conklin FitzGerald

Stars: 4 of 5 I love travel and have always wanted to do some crazy adventure style travel but am pretty over it after reading this. To say that it terrified me would be a bit of an understatement. Of course, this happened to FitzGerald and her husband in the 1970's and technology has come … Continue reading Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon’s Relentless Madre de Dios by Holly Conklin FitzGerald

Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini

Review: I LOVE this book. I've had a bit of a thing for science and research books about women since I read Delusions of Gender back in 2015.  It's interesting but I know enough to take it with a grain of salt too, like the news. Everything has an angle and I know that's true for these … Continue reading Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini

Matthew 11: Elijah who is to come

For the text of Matthew 11, click here.  This chapter takes place just after Jesus finished talking to the 12 disciples who were just then dubbed apostles., sort of. At this point, we come back to John the Baptist who baptized Jesus in chapter three and was arrested in chapter four. John had recognized Jesus … Continue reading Matthew 11: Elijah who is to come

Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham

Review: There really is something about listening to Lauren Graham talk as fast as she can. I'll admit right up front that I never really watched Gilmore Girls, but I've seen some episodes and get the general gist. The timing of the show and that my husband doesn't want to watch it leaves it for … Continue reading Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham

Read Harder Challenge Complete!

This is my third year doing the Read Harder Challenge and it has been the hardest one yet! Okay, maybe it has more to do with the way I was trying to get it done this time. In previous years, I figured out what to read the day the list came out (or the day … Continue reading Read Harder Challenge Complete!

Great by Sara Benincasa

Stars: 3 out of 5 Spoilers ahead for anyone not familiar with the original story of The Great Gatsby. Great is my final book for Read Harder 2018! It's a stand-in for the The Great Gatsby which I totally hated in school for two reasons. First of all, despite that Read Harder made task 24 … Continue reading Great by Sara Benincasa

Matthew 10: Go

For the text of Matthew 10, click here. At the end of the last chapter, Jesus asked the disciples with Him to pray for more laborers for the coming harvest. We saw within context that this is a reference to the people He is trying to bring to God, the sinners He ate with who … Continue reading Matthew 10: Go