So many mini-reviews

Out of the following 12 books, 6 are historical fiction, 5 are non-fiction ( 1 collection of essays, 2 memoirs, 1 true-crime/narrative non-fiction, 1 psychology), and 1 contemporary romance. Where is the fantasy and contemporary YA and middle-grade? Weird. The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson Keywords: historical fiction, 1947 London,… Continue reading So many mini-reviews

Super long non-fiction books

For the past three years, I've read one super long non-fiction book every year. I wouldn't call it a tradition yet because I feel like it takes a solid ten years for something to become a tradition, but it's at least in its toddler stage. (A toddler tradition!) In 2016, I read Team of Rivals;… Continue reading Super long non-fiction books

Four great short documentaries

For Christmas last year, I asked for a subscription to the New York Times. One of my favorite things-maybe the favorite thing-about being a subscriber is the Op-docs. Op-docs stands for opinion documentaries, and they're these fifteen-minute-ish videos about various subjects that I usually know nothing about. They're amazing. Documentaries are something I want to… Continue reading Four great short documentaries

Bible study // thoughts on the book of Ruth

Chapter 1 Verse 1: "...a man from Bethlehem in Judah" They were in Bethlehem! As in the Bethlehem of David and Jesus? One thing I've learned from the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible is that there was apparently more than one Bethlehem in Israel, but I really hope it's the same one. Verse 3: "Now… Continue reading Bible study // thoughts on the book of Ruth

Three more podcast recommendations

In my podcast recommendations post a few months ago, I mentioned there was a good chance that there would be a part two. And now it is HERE. Like last time, these are three podcasts that I listen to basically every episode of. Saying that makes me want to do some quick calculations and figure… Continue reading Three more podcast recommendations

If you’re needing more funny people in your life

Ryan Higa (nigahiga) and HigaTV // a guy with a Youtube channel messing around with his friends Ryan Higa is my favorite Youtuber. His videos are insanely creative and detailed. But then he has a second channel, HigaTV, and that channel is a different world. On that one, he and his team (aka his friends)… Continue reading If you’re needing more funny people in your life