Books

Victims of the Lenten Book Purge

As April approaches, I want to recognize some of the books I purged earlier this month. I'd estimate that between this Purge and the last one, I got rid of at least 100 books. My collection feels much more manageable now. I also made an Unread Books spreadsheet and a Rereads spreadsheet to help me… Continue reading Victims of the Lenten Book Purge

Music

Methodist Despair Playlist: Part 3 (explicit)

This is the final part of my Methodist Despair playlist. Today I pull out Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson and Lily Allen. I earned that "explicit" tag. Be warned. "I'm Not That Guy" from Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson When you have no one to show you what to do How do you find your way? When your country doesn't… Continue reading Methodist Despair Playlist: Part 3 (explicit)

Music

Methodist Despair Playlist: Part 2 (explicit)

I'm back with more sad songs. For context, I am forgoing food this morning, filling my stomach instead with boiling hot caramel tea - doctor's orders. Let that guide your reading experience. "Make Them Hear You" from Ragtime Go out and tell our story Let it echo far and wide Make them hear you Make them… Continue reading Methodist Despair Playlist: Part 2 (explicit)

Music

Methodist Despair Playlist: Part 1 (explicit)

After the UMC vote in February, I turned to a classic coping mechanism. That's right: I made a Spotify playlist. You can listen to it, if you want. I titled it Methodist Despair. My feelings about the vote were complex and sometimes explicit. I didn't know what else to do, so I turned to music… Continue reading Methodist Despair Playlist: Part 1 (explicit)

Books

Witchy Book Recs

She may become a witch, a real witch. - John Piper WE'RE BACK, WITCHES. I've seen a lot of upcoming witchy reads on Twitter and various booklists since early 2017. Is this a reaction to Trump's election? Did this publishing explosion come from the Nasty Woman movement? Whatever the reason, I'm fascinated. I compiled a list… Continue reading Witchy Book Recs

Real Life

Aftermath of the Methodist vote

Last month, Methodists voted against LGBTQIA+ inclusion. As a result, Conservative Methodists - including the Wesleyan Congregational Assembly and delegates from Africa - took control of roughly 77% of the English alphabet. In response, affirming denominations claimed custody of the letters L, G, B, T, Q, I, and A. Conservative Methodists struggle to make use… Continue reading Aftermath of the Methodist vote

Books, Real Life

The Lenten Book Purge, AKA I cleaned my apartment

Thanks to Lent, Daylight Savings Time, or that extra cup of coffee, I had a terrifying thought yesterday: I own too many books. Even though I'd returned all my library books and cleared out a portion of my book collection last month, I still felt overwhelmed. I picked up some new paperbacks recently and received… Continue reading The Lenten Book Purge, AKA I cleaned my apartment

Real Life

The Alphabet Post Challenge

This post will be massive and unrelated to books. But...it's alphabetized. Stu created this tag over at this blog Something to Stu Over. The objective: pick a word for each letter of the alphabet and explain your reasoning, thoughts, or feelings behind your choice. I saw this challenge on Jenna's blog and, of course, she… Continue reading The Alphabet Post Challenge

Real Life

The Versatile Blogger Award

A million thanks for this tag go to Jenna, one of the most positive bloggers I've ever (virtually) met. Her book reviews will want to make you read whatever she's reading. If you haven't visited her blog before, go now. I'll wait. Welcome back. Here are the rules for this tag: Thank the person who gave… Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Award