The day after our jaunt through Boston, Dad and I drove to Concord to visit the former homes of Nathaniel Hawthorne (Old Manse) and Louisa May Alcott (The Orchard House). To our surprise, Old Manse was only yards away from the site of an early Revolutionary War battle.
“It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.”
– Lemony Snicket
Without intention, July became a month of books. Here are my one-word summaries of the sixteen books I read in July.
Books for Grad School:
- Mere Christianity: Theology
- Out of the Silent Planet: Extraterrestrial
- Perelandra: Parallels
- That Hideous Strength: Propaganda
- Prince Caspian: Courage
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Adventure
- The Silver Chair: Enchantment
- The Last Battle: Hope
- The Abolition of Man: Insight
Audiobooks for Fun:
Pam Muñoz Ryan
- Esperanza Rising: Awareness
- A Spool of Blue Thread: Family
- Tuck Everlasting: Imagination
William P. Young
- The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood: Pleasure
- The Last One Home: Opportunity
On Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week. Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!
Maybe I should quit claiming that I share my simple joys every week.
July 14 – 20
Walking with friends at the outdoor mall. Walking with Mom in Old Salem. Walking with an audiobook around the neighborhood. I just love the sunshine and movement!
Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week. These posts may grow or change as time passes. Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!
1. Village Juice Company and the friends who love it as much as I do
2. The Chronicles of Narnia
Who would have thought that I would get to read children’s fiction in grad school?! Here’s one of my new favorite quotes from The Magician’s Nephew:
“‘But do not be cast down,’ said Aslan, still speaking to the Beasts. ‘Evil will come of that evil, but it is still a long way off, and I will see to it that the worst falls upon myself.”
3. Goggles and a new swimsuit
This week I learned that the right equipment can make all the difference.
Every Saturday, I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week. These posts may grow or evolve as time passes. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!
1. The Kindle App
Current favorite: the Ivy Malone Series
2. This shipment I received from Blind Spot Nutbutters
3. Hanging out with college friends
Since I don’t have any photos of us hanging out this week, here is a link to the bad lip reading video that we laughed over.
What were the simple joys in your life this week?