what I’m into–first edition (april 2013)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Linking up for the first time with What I’m Into at Hopeful Leigh. I love reading these posts from the link-up each month; I get so many new ideas and recommendations from them. I also really love the idea of a more compact record of the things that I’ve read, watched, and heard rather than spreading a few out here and there all over the blog.

 

what I’ve read:
Bread and Wine – Shauna Niequest has been my favorite book so far this year. I wrote about it here, and I’ve been making the recipes she included non-stop since it arrived.

Tana French writes some amazing mysteries. I finished the second and third books this month, and while the third was my least favorite, it was still fantastic. I’m on the hold list at the library for the fourth one. I’ve come a bit late to the party when it comes to her books, but I highly recommend all of them.

Daring Greatly – Brené Brown was a transformational book for me. It’s amazingly insightful, and I’ve found myself talking more about this book with other people than any other book I’ve read in a very long time.

Other books I read this month: Love Does – Bob Goff, Frontera – Rick Bayless, Why Jesus Crossed the Road – Bruce Mains, The Paris Wife – Paula McLain

Books I’m reading right now: Prototype – Jonathan Martin, What It Is Is Beautiful – Sarah Park Dunning, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God – Lysa TerKeurst (for our mama’s bible study), Graceful – Emily Freeman (for my high school girls’ bible study), The God Who Sees You – Tammy Maltby and Anne Christian Buchanan, some various poetry books

 

what I’m watching:
Call The Midwife – everyone should be watching this show
Mr. Selfridge (Masterpiece Classics) – Let’s just take a moment to think about Jeremy Piven right now. Thank you.
Mad Men – 1st episode was not my favorite. I’m not quite sure if they think the people watching aren’t very bright or what. DON IS SCARED OF DEATH. We get it. (It’s picking up steam.)
The Voice – we watch very little TV as a family, but this is a favorite for everyone. Plus: Adam Levine, Usher, and Shakira. Blake is nice-looking and all, but some people are created with an extra dose of beauty, amiright?
The West Wing – The whole series is on Netflix, so I get some episodes in here and there. I haven’t watched the show since it aired, so it’s nice because I’ve forgotten a lot of it. I love Aaron Sorkin, and while there’s no way I think West Wing is his best work, there’s still something comforting to me about watching his shows.

 

what I’m listening to:
Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer, Different Park, Justin Timberlake – the 20/20 experience, All Sons & Daughters (still. I just can’t stop), Hillsong United – Zion (best album they’ve had in years), Josh Ritter – Josh was in Columbus not too long ago, but the ticket prices and a previous engagement kept me away, sadly. I would love to see him live someday.

Renovatus Church podcast – Jonathan Martin is a never-miss for me right now. If you’ve never heard him preach, then I highly recommend you start with the series he did a couple months ago called Seen. I’ve listened to the first one of that series – The Women at the Well – three times now. It’s that good.

 

other things I’m into this month:
intense and hilarious late-night discussions with my husband about marriage and following Jesus and shame and redemption
Trader Joe’s cookie butter
my sons in their baseball uniforms
my youngest daughter’s know-it-all comments
my Maggie’s passionate feelings about every. single. thing.
my kids all playing outside

 

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