Simple Joy Saturday #57

Simple Joy Saturday #57

In 2019, I am posting a roundup of “simple joys” on the last Saturday of every month. Feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments!

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Enjoyable Reads

1.  One of the best stories that I read for my British and American short fiction class was “An Appointment with Love.” My classmates engaged in a friendly debate about whether this story was realistic.  If you have an opinion, please share.

2. I finished the Mr. Lemoncello’s Library series this month (I started the series in June), and I cannot overstate how much I love these books.  I convinced the children’s literature professor at my alma mater to give the books a chance, and she read two of them within a week.  If you find even the slightest enjoyment in reading children’s literature, you have to read this series.

3. Do you remember Stephanie Meyer?  Yes, I mean the same Stephanie Meyer that started the nationwide obsession with vampires in 2008.  This month, I discovered a book that she published in 2016 titled The Chemist, and it is so good!  No vampires or werewolves are involved.

4. I usually only share 3 stories/books, but here is a bonus treasure:  Kate DiCamillo’s Raymie Nightingale.  

As I said in July, I am still making steady progress on my reading from the 100 Books Bucket List, but nothing is worth recommending.  Honestly, I wonder how some of these books made the list.

Enjoyable Tunes

1. When I was in middle school and high school, Skillet was one of my favorite bands.  I generally listen to tamer music now, but Skillet released a new album this month, and I have been listening to it on repeat (on the lowest volume settings lol).  I can’t decide which song is my favorite, but “Anchor” is the least “rocky,” so I will link to that one.  🙂

“In angry oceans, You’ve never broken through
Every wave of the storm
You are my anchor”

2. I didn’t realize how much I liked “Every Mile Mattered” by Nicole Nordeman until I told a friend that I thought she would like it.  And then I started listening to it all the time.

“Mercy always finds a way
To wrap your blisters up in grace”

Enjoyable Days

August is an interesting month.  Because it is still summer, the weather is generally hot.  Yet, a thunderstorm can strike out of nowhere.  These photos are from days when the unpredictable weather forced me to change my plans.  As you can see, it all turned out okay 🙂

 

 

 

What were your simple joys this month?

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2 thoughts on “Simple Joy Saturday #57

  1. I realized my love for Zach William’s song “No Longer a Slave”. So incredibly good and wonderful for me and my tendencies.
    This hasn’t been a terrible month by any means, but it’s been a tough month for me emotionally and mentally. I’ve been really craving a good friend that I can talk to and bounce things off of.

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