Friday Finds (Mar.6)

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS! 

My Finds:

ThomasNelson_AllTheNamesInTheBible  ThomasNelson_FindWhatYouBelieve  RobinsonHaddon_ItsAllInHowYouTellIt  BlackabyMike-Daniel_WhenWorldsCollide  LoyRod_ImmediateObedience

deJesusWilfredo_InTheGap  GrantBeth_CourageousCompassion  HendersonDaniel_TheDeeperLife  McDowellSean_Ethix  HatmakerBrandon_BarefootChurch

CaseyLara_MakeItHappen  FarleyWilliamP_HiddenInTheGospel  CosperMike_TheStoriesWeTell  GiovanettiBill_GraceIntervention

 

All the Names in the Bible” – Thomas Nelson publishing
Find What You Believe” – Thomas Nelson publishing
It’s All in How You Tell It” – Haddon Robinson
When Worlds Collide” – Mike & Daniel Blackaby*
Immediate Obedience” – Rob Loy
In the Gap” – Wilfredo de Jesús
Courageous Compassion” – Beth Grant
The Deeper Life” – Daniel Henderson
Ethix” – Sean McDowell
Barefoot Church” – Brandon Hatmaker
Make It Happen” – Lara Casey
Hidden in the Gospel” – William P. Farley
The Stories We Tell” – Mike Cosper
Grace Intervention” – Bill Giovanetti

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Friday Finds post, or share your ‘finds’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! 😀 (*I’m hesitant to put this book on the list, as I don’t trust the Blackaby’s writing. I want to read this to see whether/not I believe its message).

Note: Affiliate links are in use on Should Be Reading.

 

Teaser Tuesdays (Mar.3)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:

GoutetJennie_ALadyInFrance“I even pretended that by pushing through the coats in the deep closet, I would be able to enter a new land of magic. But my fingers touched the wall every time.”

~ Chp.2 (Kindle), “A Lady in France: A Memoir” by Jennie Goutet

 

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teaser’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! 😀

(note: I am now using affiliate links on Should Be Reading. See my special note)

Musing Mondays (Mar.2)

MusingMondays5Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: What’s your favorite genre? Why?

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a brief comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

Friday Finds (Feb. 27)

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS! 

My Finds:

MangusoSarah_Ongoingness  MillerCaleb_SavingGod  FerwerdaJulie_RaisingHell  HardinMichael_TheJesusDrivenLife  KouklGregory_Tactics

AverbackRichard-etal_ReadingGenesis1-2  TobiasCynthiaUlrich_TheWayTheyLearn  MontgomeryDaniel_Proof  PapaMatt_LookAndLive  GreearJD_JesusContinued

WilsonND_DeathByLiving  WilsonJaredC_GospelWakefulness  DeYoungKevin_TakingGodAtHisWord  ChesterTim_TotalChurch

Ongoingness: The End of a Diary” by Sarah Manguso
Saving God” by Caleb Miller
Raising Hell” by Julie Ferwerda
The Jesus Driven Life” by Michael Hardin
Tactics” by Gregory Koukl
Reading Genesis 1-2” by Richard Averback, et al.
The Way They Learn” by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
PROOF” by Daniel Montgomery
Look & Live” by Matt Papa
Jesus, Continued” by J. D. Greear
Death By Living” by N. D. Wilson
Gospel Wakefulness” by Jared C. Wilson
Taking God At His Word” by Kevin DeYoung
Total Church” by Tim Chester & Steve Timmis



PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Friday Finds post, or share your ‘finds’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! 😀 (please note: affiliate links are in use)

Teaser Tuesdays (Feb. 24)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:

GoutetJennie_ALadyInFrance“No one was there. I then peered into the study on the other side of the corridor and saw the matriarch of eight children, sitting at her messy desk and staring straight ahead, lost in a cloud of smoke.”

~ Chp.1 (Kindle), “A Lady in France: A Memoir” by Jennie Goutet

 

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teaser’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! 😀

(note: I am now using affiliate links on Should Be Reading. See my special note)

Musing Mondays (Feb.23)

MusingMondays5Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: Do you enjoy debating / discussing the books that others are currently reading? Why, or why not?

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a brief comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! 😀

Friday Finds (Feb. 20)

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS! 

My Finds:

RizzoPaula_ListfulThinking  GleiJocelyn_ManageYourDaytoDay  WrightNT_SimplyGoodNews  BridgesJerry_TheDisciplineofGrace  RhodesTricia_SacredChaos
StackhouseJohn_MakingTheBestOfIt  StackhouseJohn_HumbleApologetics  HortonMichael_Ordinary  PackerJI_ConciseTheology  WaltonJohn_TheBibleStoryHandbook

Listful Thinking” by Paula Rizzo
Manage Your Day-To-Day” by Jocelyn Glei
Simply Good News” by N. T. Wright
The Discipline of Grace” by Jerry Bridges
Sacred Chaos” by Tricia Rhodes
Making the Best of It” by John Stackhouse, Jr.
Humble Apologetics” by John Stackhouse, Jr.
Ordinary” by Michael S. Horton
Concise Theology” by J. I. Packer
The Bible Story Handbook” by John & Kim Walton



PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Friday Finds post, or share your ‘finds’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! 😀
(note: affiliate links in use)

Teaser Tuesdays (Feb.17)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
 Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:

HogsheadSally_HowTheWorldSeesYou“A spark? I can work with that. Hand me the kerosene.”

~ p. 1, “How the World Sees You” by Sally Hogshead

 

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teaser’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! 😀

(note: I am now using affiliate links on Should Be Reading. See my special note)

Musing Mondays (Feb.16)

MusingMondays5Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: ((nothing today — it’s a holiday))

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a brief comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! 😀

Friday Finds (Feb.13)

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS! 

My Finds:

UngerLisa_CrazyLoveYou  RobsonJennifer_AfterTheWarIsOver  AveyardVictoria_RedQueen

BoggessLaura_PlaydatesWithGod  MearsHenrietta_WhatTheBibleIsAllAbout-VisualEdition  HarrisonSam_Ideaspotting

 

Crazy Love You” – Lisa Unger
After the War is Over” – Jennifer Robson
Red Queen” – Victoria Aveyard
Playdates With God” – Laura Boggess
What the Bible Is All About (Visual Edition)” – Henrietta Mears
IdeaSpotting” – Sam Harrison

(special note)

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Friday Finds post, or share your ‘finds’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! 😀

Teaser Tuesdays (Feb.10)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:

BryanShelene_LoveSkipJump“This experience helped me realize the value in being the real thing. You see, for much of my young adult life, I was faking something far more important than being a secret agent.”

~ p. 110, “Love, Skip, Jump” by Shelene Bryan

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teaser’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! 😀

Musing Mondays (Feb.9)

MusingMondays5Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: Do you have people in your life (face-to-face) that are readers like you? Or, do you find that you have to reach out to those online in order to find like-minded folk?

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a brief comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! 😀

Friday Finds (Feb. 6)

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS! 

My Finds:

HayDaisy_YoungRomantics  MollRob_WhatYourBodyKnowsAboutGod  HudsonSophie_HomeIsWhereMyPeopleAre  HatmakerJen_Interrupted

BoozLaura_BloggerBehave  KonieRobin_Improvised  AraizaJohn_26ThingsIWishSomeoneWouldHaveToldMeAboutElearning  LegrandClaire_Winterspell

LinderApril_LoveLucy  MlodinowLeonard_Subliminal  StanleyAndy_TheNewRulesForLoveSexAndDating  MarquitMiranda_ConfessionsOfAProfessionalBlogger

Young Romantics” – Daisy Hay
What Your Body Knows About God” – Rob Moll
Home Is Where My People Are” – Sophie Hudson
Interrupted” – Jen Hatmaker
Blogger Behave” – Laura Booz
Improvised” – Robin Konie
26 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me About E-Learning” – John Araiza
Winterspell” – Claire Legrand
Love, Lucy” – April Linder
Subliminal” – Leonard Mlodinow
The New Rules For Love, Sex, & Dating” – Andy Stanley
Confessions of a Professional Blogger” – Miranda Marquit



PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Friday Finds post, or share your ‘finds’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! 😀

Update re: “SWYK” meme (Share What You Know)

Hey there, folks. Well, it’s been a month, and the SWYK (Share What You Know) posts don’t seem to be very popular. As such, I am going to retire them.

However, don’t be discouraged! For those who were enjoying the knowledge these posts provided, please know that I will be sure to give you what I can in my Thursday posts. Maybe I’ll even write on Wednesdays, too — occasionally. We’ll see. But, for now, I’m going to just stop posting the SWYK meme. My apologies.

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