What I read: April 2015

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Already May. Wow.


~Outlaner by Diana Gabaldon~
Love me an epically long, full of detail, love story. 🙂 Set in Scottish highlands in the mid-late 1700s, follows the story of Claire and Jamie… What I especially liked about this book is, yeah, it’s a love story, but it’s real. Not in the sense that this story is historical fact (it’s not), but in the sense that it really portrayed a true love. There are lots of sappy romances out there, but this isn’t sappy.

~Capture the Moment~
Review is here. Photography book with many great ideas for improving your “daily life” photography skills.

~Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism by Scott and Kimberly Hahn~
On my 2014 reading list. This is another conversion story. And I’m pretty sure I mentioned last month that I kinda love these :). This was no exception. I thought at first that it was going to just be a “book form” of “the Tape” that he made to share his conversion, and that was there, but this went so much deeper than that. I especially loved being able to hear Kimberly’s side of the story.

~Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery~
So, so sad to hear that Jonathan Crombie (Gilbert Blythe) passed last month. So since this book was started a while back, I just kinda picked it up after hearing the news and didn’t put it down until I finished.
(Also on my 2014 reading list)

~A Mother’s Rule of Life by Holly Pierlot~
This was an excellent book. It does primarily cover ordering your daily life, but it’s more than just “another schedule”. I think it really delves into the heart of the matter which sees motherhood as a vocation. As that vocation being where you and God meet. I’m still pondering my way through a lot of the book. There’s a FB group (link here) devoted to discussing it chapter by chapter. First discussion is tomorrow evening, but I’m sure you’d be able to jump in anytime.
(Also on my 2014 list)

~ A Homemade Life -Molly Wizenberg~
I picked this up because of the reference to France, etc… but I didn’t really feel like there was that huge of a connection to France. However, this was a great foodie memoir to read. And I was really disappointed to return the book to the library. I have found myself multiple times in the past few weeks wanting to try a recipe from the book… but not having the book… so it’s going on my birthday list if anyone’s keeping track.

~The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsal~
Quick read, children’s book that I didn’t even know was out. So a big huge thank you to whichever blog it was that I saw it on!
This is the fourth book in the Penderwick series. This story is primarily about Batty and her coming to grips with various events in her life. And such a sweet story. The whole series is just lovely!

~Mama Maggie by Marty Makary and Ellen Vaughn~
Another book review

~When We Were Very Young – A.A. Milne~
Aloud with the kiddos at breakfast.


And I wonder why I felt like I didn’t do any “real” blogging last month…