Weekend Reads: Good Stuff Online Edition – Simply Convivial

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I’ve got several great and exciting new things to share with you this weekend, so I’m skipping right to those and will bring you more books from our house next week. Biggest piece of news: On Monday I get to interview Jennifer Fulwiler of Conversion Diary! I hope you’ll be able to join us during or after this live interview! Her new memoir, Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It, will release April 29th, … Read More

Weekend Reads: So Much Good Reading! – Simply Convivial

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Amazon links are affiliate links and help pay for site costs & my book addiction. Thanks! Books Read at Our House This Week The boys read the three Pat McManus books we owned, so we had to go to the library and get the four other titles there. I’ve given the boys free reign in their Goodreads recordkeeping this year, and I have fun (as do my dad and my brother) seeing what they say. Of Into the Twilight, Endlessly … Read More

Weekend Reads, a link-up – Simply Convivial

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I am so glad I started this series of posts! It has been a motivator for me to close the laptop when I start mindlessly browsing Pinterest and instead pick up my books. After all, I have to share what I’m reading every week, and not only is there no one who wants to read the same list week after week, I don’t want to write the same list and have nothing new to say each weekend! Books Read at … Read More

Weekend Reads, a link up: For February – Simply Convivial

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Cold outside and colds within. It’s a good week for reading. Books Read at Our House This Week I have a new favorite Bible story book: 365 Great Bible Stories by Carine MacKenzie. The stories are short and well-told, with a sentence or two at the end tying them to Jesus, and the illustrations are not silly or stylized. I finished The Living Page: Keeping Notebooks with Charlotte Mason, and have a post idea or two inspired by it. It … Read More

Weekend Reads, a link up: Fiery Simplicity – Simply Convivial

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Weekends with Chesterton Visit Sarah’s Weekends with Chesterton link up for more great Chestertonian nuggets of wisdom. There was a time when you and I and all of us were all very close to God; so that even now the color of a pebble (or a paint), the smell of a flower (or a firework), comes to our hearts with a kind of authority and certainty; as if they were fragments of a muddled message, or features of a forgotten … Read More

Weekend Reads, a link-up: Experts, Art, and Joy – Simply Convivial

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It’s been a decent week for reading in our house, but that’s because we’ve all got a cold that won’t let go. It’s good to see the silver lining, and more time in books is a certain silver lining. Weekends with Chesterton Visit Sarah’s Weekends with Chesterton link up for more great Chestertonian nuggets of wisdom. I am always suspicious of the expert who knows he is an expert. Far better to seek the wisdom of the common, the ordinary, … Read More

Weekend Reads, a link-up

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I’ve been wanting to find a way to share links to posts I enjoy and maybe talk about them a bit. I would like to share what books I’m reading and those the boys are reading on a regular basis. I’d also love to participate in Sarah’s new link-up: Weekends with Chesterton. So, this week, I just decided to do it. To do all three. And, on top of that, to give you the option of linking up your posts … Read More

Top Posts of 2013 – Simply Convivial

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Sarah at Amongst Lovely Things is hosting a link-up where we share the “most” posts of 2013: “Most” Posts of 2013. This is a great way to see a lot of the best posts from other homeschooling moms! Post with the most visitors My top post of 2013 is by far Free or Cheap Audible Audio Books. That post takes you step by step through getting whispersync free classics at Audible. Totally worth it if you haven’t done that yet! … Read More

Miscellaneous Musings on Monday

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I am going to steal Brandy’s theme for Mondays for today, just to reintroduce myself to the blogging world. I generally blog in little (or not so little) stolen moments throughout the day, often postponing our morning routine while furiously typing – and while also verbally haranguing my sons for not getting going themselves on their morning tasks. I knew I needed to change that habit, but I just wasn’t doing it. So, God arranged for my laptop to receive … Read More

Weekend Links

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This weekend I thought I’d share my top 5 favorite cooking blogs. The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Although Ree’s definitely posting fewer recipes now that she’s got books and a television gig, she’s still a riot, and her food and style are unpretentious. Smitten Kitchen. Deb posts infrequently, but when she does, it’s amazing, with gorgeous photos and witty banter. The Kitchn. The Lifehacker of food news and recipes. I Wash…You Dry. This one is a new find for me, but … Read More

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