Tuesday, January 19

Egads! More Winter Reading

And I'm excited about every single one.

Thank you to my Aunt Cyn for the Amazon gift card for my birthday, to Danica for inspiring me to glean from my own shelves to find my creative spirit again, to the used book store down the street that I perused sans-children and to the library to whom I am always indebted (and who has
The Pilgrim at Tinker Creek on hold for me right now).

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker J. Palmer. Palmer wrote some thought provoking books on education and I thought I'd see where he takes this one on vocation (since I seem to be rethinking my own vocation as of late). I just finished it and it is very powerful and very rich. If I could make a bubble bath out of it I'd bathe in its wisdom.

Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Ann Rice. I've never read her work but the reviews on her newest books and her apparent faith conversion have me curious.

Mama's Got a Fake I.D.: How to Reveal the Real You Behind all That Mom by Caryn Rivadeneira. I know a few people who have recommended this one and it seems to go right in line with my desire to expand my "homeschool mom" identity.

The Creative Call: An Artist's Response to the Way of the Spirit by Janice Elsheimer. I bought this one a couple years ago and hoped that I could get some friends to go through it with me. It's time to just do it. It's like Cameroon's The Artist's Way, but with a distinctly Christian motivation.

Gifted to Lead: the Art of Leading as a Woman in the Church by Nancy Beach. I don't know what to expect from this one, but I'm willing to learn and customize it for where I'm at.

Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard. I don't read essays often enough and I've only just discovered Dillard. I'll wait on this one until I have Norton's Cloister Walk put to bed. I'm also going to go pick up my copy of Dillard's The Pilgrim at Tinker Creek right now.

The Vein of Gold: A Journey to Your Creative Heart by Julia Cameroon. This will be my follow up to the Creative Call, to keep myself exercised and working.

Combine these with the rest on my list and I think I'm booked until Easter.


  1. Can't wait to hear what you think of my book. I've been meaning to read that Anne Rice one too--so I can't wait to hear about that one either. : )

  2. Oh, Dillard is one of the best reads I've ever had. I get chills!

    Let me know if you like the Vocation one- that could be a good Father's Day present for my dear :)


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