Twitterature / June 2014

I made a list of 33 things I want to do before I turn 33 in June 2014.  See the full list here.

16. Read A Year of Biblical Womanhood.  It’s easier than undertaking the adventure myself, it seems.

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A Twitter-inspired look at books I’ve been reading recently.  (And here’s what I read last month.)  What’s on your bookshelf these days?

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A Year of Biblical Womanhood / Rachel Held Evans
Checking this one off my 33 Before 33 list.  As a regular reader of Rachel’s blog, this felt familiar and enjoyable.  I appreciate her honesty, wit and love for scripture.

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Someday, Someday Maybe / Lauren Graham
Franny navigates the pursuit of her heart and dreams in New York City.  Charming, quirky, and as delightful as I had hoped Graham’s novel would be.  An easy, breezy read.

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The Slap / Christos Tsiolkas
I should have read a few more review of this one first.  I was hoping for an interesting look at humanity and society with sympathetic, likable characters. Nope.  Despite renewing the book to allow myself more time, I couldn’t bring myself to finish it.

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Admission / Jean Hanff Korelitz
A book that inspired a Tina Fey + Paul Rudd movie?  YES.  But, NO.  You guys, I couldn’t even get through 3 chapters.  Life is too short to finish boring books.

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Burial Rites / Hannah Kent
Dark and stormy and beautifully literary telling of a true story, set on the stark landscape of Iceland.  Haunting and eery, this book contained zero humor but was so, SO strangely enjoyable to read.

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I’m linking up with Anne Bogel for her Twitterature series. Hop on over to Modern Mrs. Darcy for more.

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7 thoughts on “Twitterature / June 2014

  1. Jeannie

    I read A Year of Biblical Womanhood this month too! Wasn’t it great? I loved the photos.

    The Kent novel looks really good to me. My aunt is from Iceland and while I’ve never been there I’ve always been intrigued by it.

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  2. dawnomite

    I read Admission years ago before it ever became a movie. Funny, though, I never once felt like the book was a light, rom-com sort of thing. It felt very serious to me. So the movie was a weird experience.

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