what I was into–october/november edition

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

what I read:

I’m not sure what took me so long to start reading Divergent – well, I am sure. It’s the fact that it’s a dystopian society young adult novel – but I loved the first two books. I think the story is better than The Hunger Games, but the writing definitely leaves a little to be desired. I’m done with books 1 and 2. I’ve heard very mixed reviews of the last book, but I’m eager to finish the series.

I read two Sophie Hannah books: Kind of Cruel and Little Face. I very much enjoyed both of them. They’re very similar, and I found them to be the perfect sort of reading when what I want to be is entertained.

I am just about through Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend by Andy Stanley. Andy Stanley writes highly practical books for those involved in church ministry. We attend different kinds of churches, but I think there’s a lot of useful information there to be used in any type of church.

also read: Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro, Tapestry of Fortunes – Elizabeth Berg, Multiply – Francis Chan, Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation – Aisha Tyler


what I listened to:

The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – I love this album, and the content is good enough that I’m going to purchase it for my eldest. Clean version, of course.

The Glorious Unfolding – Steven Curtis Chapman. I just can’t help myself. Even my semi-post-evangelical, slightly-hipsterish, cynical-about-all-the-KLove self. I love me some SCC.


what I watched:

Funnily enough, most of the new stuff I like this year has come in the form of sitcoms. I am VERY picky about my sitcom watching, but I really enjoyed even the more traditional ones from this year. Namely, Brooklyn Nine Nine (the hub’s fav), The Michael J. Fox Show, and Trophy Wife. I know, I know. Trophy Wife has the most horrendous name and terrible premise. But it’s hilarious. I promise.

In the drama portion, we are loving The Blacklist. We’ve missed Alias immensely, and this totally fills that void. I hang my head in shame to tell you that I also love Reign. Admittedly, I began watching because I have an emotional attachment to the show. (Anne of Green Gables!) I just found myself sucked in. To another CW show. Shame shame shame.


My list is a bit sparse. My fall has been a little crazy, but I’m glad to finally be getting this done today. And as always, I’m linking up with Leigh! She’s celebrating one year of link-ups and hosting a giveaway. Write your list and join the fun!


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