What I’m Into…

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One of the blogs I’ve recently discovered is Leigh Kramer‘s Hopeful Leigh (white sox fan!). Once a month she does this great link-up called “What I’m Into”. And as many of you know (ok, all four of my readers) I love referring things, people, places.  In fact, on my old site I had a whole page devoted to Vancouver (which I’ll resurrect at some point).  So when I saw the opportunity to write a “What I’m Into” post on my blog I jumped at the chance.

What I’m REALLY into and excited about this month is the fact my new website is DONE (no link needed, you are here!) And that my new online class: Juncture is half full! Now for the other great stuff:

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Books

I went on a Christian Blog Book Bender (which I will now refer to as: CBBB) this month and read:

Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey. I haven’t been so excited about a book release in a long time. This did not disappoint.  I loved it with all my heart. I have also never used that line before.

When We Were on Fire by Addie Zierman  Now, I didn’t really ‘grow up’ in the evangelical world but when I entered the Christian world it was an explosion of 1990 evangelical culture. Yet no matter how, when or if you lived in this world, this book is a beautiful memoir about how we grow, change and heal. I then had fun connecting with Addie over her Christmas/Advents posts where she used a few of my ideas.

Pastrix: The Crank, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint. by Nadia Bolz-Weber. (I told you I was on a CBBB). I just cracked this open and I’m 60 pages in. Can’t wait to keep going!

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright. This is the book I put down when my CBBB started. I’ll get back to it.

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. I’ve read this to my five year old at least once a day for the last week.

And to my two year old: There is a Monster at the End of this Book (more like ten times a day).

What’s Up Next:

My favorite Advent reader God With Us has come off the shelf.

And let the bender continue with Shaua Niequest’s Bread and Wine.

Lastly, a little fiction called Where’d you go Bernadette by Maria Semple – recommended to me by one of my favorite podcast celebrities Julia Turner (Slate Culture Gabfest).

 

Speaking of podcasts – I’m really into the Slate Double X Gabfest now and always. As well as This American Life (but I think everyone is into that).

 

TV

I pretty much fail in the TV department. We don’t have one but sometimes we watch stuff on el computer. Although… I love that so many people reference Friday Night Lights in their “What I’m into” post because that is hands down the best TV show ever. I am jealous of those who haven’t seen it.

My husband and I are sort of watching Orange is the New Black. But really my only TV watching (via my lame little laptop) is Parks and Rec and Modern Family while folding laundry.

The Good Eats

I’m always into food. This is hot on the rotation list right  now:

Pumpkin Chili

Crunch Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad

Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Pepper (Just cut up a cauliflower and roast it on a pan with olive oil and LEMON pepper for 30 mins). YUM!

This is the most fun I’ve had blogging in a long time!

Best discoveries

This was the most entertaining thing I saw this week primarily because it is the EXACT mix of songs we dance to around here right now. You know during the – HELP! it is 5:32, dinner is *almost* ready and everyone is going a bit nutso dance party. You should really watch it.

Unroll.me – just do it. It is amazing. I love not getting 40 emails about not much everyday.

Canva – graphic design for dummies in the most beautiful setting ever.

I promise to get more creative next month. Maybe I’ll be up all night to get turkey.

What are you into?

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “What I’m Into…

  1. I’m so intrigued by Going Clear. I really want to read it at some point. I’m in the middle of season 2 of FNL. Once I’ve emerged from the holiday haze, I plan to pick it back up. I’m going to have try roasting cauliflower with lemon pepper soon- that sounds fantastic!

    (FYI the link you used in the linkup didn’t work but I did manage to find your What I’m Into post in the end. Just a heads up!)

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