Sunday, March 9, 2008

From the Library

Mixed Media Monday

Well here it is . I want to know what to expect from some of my blogging days so I can be a little more intentional. So I am starting what shall be known from now on as "Mixed Media Monday"s where I can record what we have listened to, watched, or read. Only the interesting stuff, mind you. So here goes (as you might have guessed I am concentrating on the reading materials today.)

  • Living Well on a Shoestring from Yankee Magazine--some interesting ways to cheap out on what you don't care about in order to spend where you want to.
  • Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping by Judith Levine--she and her live-in boyfriend gave up all but the necessities (as defined by them) for a year and she turned it into a memoir. Don't agree with her politics or her religion, but she raises some good questions.
  • Jimmy Lee Did It by Pat Cummings--Abigail's choice. A brother's imaginary friend torments his real sister. We enjoy it.
  • A Good Night Walk by Elisha Cooper--Abigail's second choice (and my favorite). A family takes a walk before dark and describes what they see. The pictures are beautiful. (We will buy this one.)
  • Boldly Live Where Others Won't: An Introduction to Urban Pioneering by Mark Harvey Smith--he explores the topic of retaking the inner cities and struggling small towns of America in order to "make a home, make some money, and make a difference." We bought this because we live in a "cutting edge" neighborhood and are wondering if God has a place for us here or if we are to go elsewhere. Interesting. I am glad we own it for the trip we are on.
So there you have it. The first installation. What did you think?


  1. I like your list of books. It's reads along with children's books. If for nothing less you've chronicled books that are/were Abigail's favorites.

  2. Thanks for stopping by! Great site. Have a great week!

  3. I miss reading dreadfully. That was the first thing to go when kevin left. Instead, I take what spare seconds I have to play with photos.
    Perhaps I might pick up the book about living with only the essentials. It sounds very interesting!!

  4. Well, you have caused me to sit and read for about 30 minutes. I never knew you to be so eloquent with your words. Several times I cried. I love the piture of Abby with the beater. What is the news on the house? E-mail me. Miss you and love your heart.