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!


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?


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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