‘A Wrinkle in Time’ by Madeleine L’Engle // // This was my first reading of ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and it didn’t disappoint. (I’m sure my younger reader sensibilities would agree!) Madeleine L’Engle expertly weaves the importance of family, friendships, loyalty and individuality through a story that she brings to life with amazing, descriptive language accessible for all ages. “It was a dark and stormy night” captivated me from the beginning! I hesitate to watch the movie as I don’t want Hollywood’s interpretation to replace the vivid characters and storyline that L’Engle has painted for me in my mind!
What do you think? Do you plan to see the movie?
A big thanks to Madeleine @topshelftext for organizing the #wrinklereadalong I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series with you all!!
it’s been rather rainy lately, which i don’t mind because i love the rain, but listening to @jenhatmaker narrate “for the love” has been a day of sunshine. it truly feels like sitting at the table with a friend talking about everything from american christianity (spoiler alert: she doesn’t really give it a standing ovation) to food to overalls (which to jen’s horror, i absolutely love!) to community. if you can carve out a couple of hours in your week, i definitely recommend this audiobook. 4/5
If you’re ever in my hood check out The Last Bookstore located in downtown LA. It’s one of the largest independent bookstores in the county. It offers books both new and used from varying genres. Be sure to checkout the Labyrinth on the second floor. The book tunnel is amazing!
I Can Only Imagine: A Memoir by by Bart Millard. The true story that inspired the hit song and major motion picture. MercyMe’s crossover hit, “I Can Only Imagine,” has touched millions of people around the world. But few know about the pain, redemption, and healing that inspired it. Now Bart Millard, award-winning recording artist and lead singer of MercyMe, shares how his dad’s transformation from abusive father to man of God sparked a divine moment in music history. Go behind the scenes of Bart’s life—and the movie based on it—to discover how God repaired a broken family, prepared Bart for ministry through music, and wrote the words on his heart that would change his life forever.
Happy Tuesday, readers! Today’s guest @smithical is making her dreams a reality - in addition to homeschooling her kids, she tends a hobby farm, AND she runs a local theatre company with her husband. We’re having a great chat on #whatshouldireadnext today about whether Shakespeare is better on the page vs. on the stage (this clip probably gives away what direction she leans…) If YOU have an opinion, I want to hear it! ⠀
We’re also covering melancholy books that make you feel big things, a super-specific sci-fi sub-genre (say that five times fast), and dip our toes into some chick lit. This is a GOOD one! ⠀
Listen to Episode 120 wherever you get your podcasts, or right on the podcast site at⠀
https://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/120 (direct link in profile)
By Ron Chernow.
NYT Best Seller.
By the author of Alexander Hamilton,
the book that inspired the hit
Broadway Musical, Hamilton.
And a real good read.
President Grant carried on
where Lincoln left off, abolishing slavery and the Klu Klux Klan as well as, as General, defeating the Confederacy.
Today is President’s Day
19 February 2018.