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So somehow almost all of the holds I had placed at the library became available within a week or so of each other.  The stack of books on my shelf is now 8 books tall (and that’s after I returned 2 that I just wasn’t into reading right this moment). At least the weather is cooperating; grey, rainy afternoons just beg to be spent curled up in a cozy blanket with a hot drink and a good book. In no particular order, here are the books I’ll be reading in the next month.

  1. And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini
  2. Loving Frank – Nancy Horan
  3. The Midwife – Jennifer Worth
  4. The Baker’s Daughter – Sarah McCoy
  5. Happier at Home – Gretchen Rubin
  6. The Interestings – Meg Wolitzer
  7. Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg
  8. Family Driven Faith – Voddie Bachman

And there are still 5 more on hold…

  1. Bones of the Lost – Kathy Reichs
  2. Cooked – Michael Pollan
  3. Life after Life – Kate Atkinson
  4. Daring Greatly – Brené Brown
  5. Allegiant – Veronica Roth

And Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist on my list as well…

What can I say? I love to read! What are you reading?

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current encouragement

  1. a reputation for good works
  2. not a competition
  3. change the story (natalie)
  4. change the story (shauna)
  5. getting beyond loneliness
  6. thriving in your twenties
  7. breaking free of boxes

Not alone

“We read to know we are not alone.” – C.S. Lewis

Though what I read has changed over the years, this quote still holds true for me. Especially on grey, rainy June days when I can found with a cup of coffee and a book.

Book Giveaway

My friend, Ariel K. Price, is hosting a book giveaway on her blog this week! Go check it out! http://arielkprice.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/book-giveaway/

This giveaway is to promote her new business website arielkprice.com (which my husband designed!). I’m proud of both of them!

Five Favorites

Today was a lazy day – you know the kind of day… jeans and a hoodie, hair pulled into ponytail, eating breakfast for all three meals (cinnamon rolls, eggs & hash browns, and cereal respectively) kind of day.  Despite that, I did manage to both get some work done as well as write this post of five favorites from my week.

Cranberry Peach Pecan Scone at Bipartisan Cafe

Leftover sunflowers from a photo shoot that I put into wine and champagne bottles.

The African violet my husband surprised me with!

Personalized wrapping for a baby shower gift that I thought of all by myself.

Daffodils that brighten my day despite the Portland gloominess 🙂