One-Word Book Summaries: July 2018

One-Word Book Summaries: July 2018

“It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.”

– Lemony Snicket

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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:

C.S. Lewis

  • 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:

Meg Cabot

  • Big Boned: Comedy

Pam Muñoz Ryan

  • Esperanza Rising: Awareness

Anne Tyler

  • A Spool of Blue Thread: Family

Natalie Babbit

  • Tuck Everlasting: Imagination

William P. Young

  • The Shack: Heresy

Howard Pyle

  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood: Pleasure

Debbie Macomber

  • The Last One Home: Opportunity

 

 

 

 

If you only have one hour in St. Augustine…

If you only have one hour in St. Augustine…

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If you only have one hour in St. Augustine, try to make it 7:00-8:00 am.  At this time, the tourists are absent, the sun is in “golden hour,” and the parking is free.

If you only have one hour in St. Augustine, park near Flagler College.  The school is only fifty-ish years old, but the buildings used to be a prestigious hotel.  The architecture is beautiful!

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Simple Joy Saturday #39

Simple Joy Saturday #39

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!

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1. A change of pace

Work is more fun when you are at a Disney resort.

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How to Save Money at a Disney Resort

How to Save Money at a Disney Resort

This week I attended the Ruffalo Noel Levitz conference at the Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort.  As a self-proclaimed penny-pincher, I consider the prices at Disney a little, um, steep.  However, I did discover a few ways to save money.

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1. Choose “Quick Service” dining options. 

I ate most of my meals at Picabu and Fuel.  These “buffeterias” have delicious food, and (while they’re not cheap) they are cheaper than the more formal restaurants.  I especially liked Picabu because I could grab a hot meal (such as tacos or a burrito bowl) and a snack for later (they stock some of my favorite granola bars).

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Mosquit-OH MY!

Mosquit-OH MY!

For ten hours on Monday, I drove south at 80 mph in the company car.  I am attending a student retention conference this week, and my goal was to reach the hotel before dinner.

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About halfway to my destination, I stopped at the Savannah Wildlife Refuge to snap some nature photos and stretch my legs.  As soon as I exited the car, 1000 mosquitoes attacked me.  I ran in circles while swatting them (killing about 10 mosquitoes per swat) until I could safely return to my car.

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I didn’t try to leave the car again for three hours.

Sorry there aren’t more photos of the nature preserve, but I like my blood to stay in my body.

Simple Joy Saturday #37

Simple Joy Saturday #37

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!

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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.

Simple Joy Saturday #36

Simple Joy Saturday #36

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!

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June 16-22, 2018

1. Settling into my new apartment.

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