Hello again readers! I hope your weekend was long and calming, filled with family, food, and celebration (regardless of whether you’re in the USA and celebrated Thanksgiving).
It’s time for another Monday Mini; here’s a reminder of this month’s theme and prompts:
November 20 “Series that ends/ended this year”
So, I don’t own physical copies of any series that are ending or have already ended this year! However, I do own the ebooks of Julia David’s Mighty One series, and made a collage of the covers for this prompt. Although I cannot find it specifically stated anywhere at the moment, I’m pretty sure this series is finished as a trilogy. I absolutely adored these books, and had to take the opportunity to talk about them once again! You can read my reviews of Burgundy Gloves, Broken Chain, and Black Coat, or you can just take my word for it that this author and this series are so worth your time!
November 21 “Books You’re Thankful For”
This is a shot of the shelf over my desk. I keep the books I am currently reading or plan to read soon here, plus a cup of coffee usually resides on the coaster I made. Sometimes a book can get stuck here for a while, if I haven’t promised to review it soon and it isn’t a library book – this is the case with Jane Eyre. Poor Jane has been sitting here since at least summer! I am thankful for these books because when this shelf is full, it means I have lots of exciting plans and books to look forward to!
It was fairly dark when I took this picture, so unfortunately the flash covers parts of a few titles, but it’s the best I could get in the conditions. Almost all of these books show up again in other pictures from this week though, so if you can’t tell what they are, you’ll probably find out if you keep reading!
November 22 “Happy Thanksgiving (Freebie)”
Completely not book related, but that’s what freebie means, right? This was my family’s Thanksgiving table. Nothing extravagant, but plenty for us and a good day overall.
November 23 “Latest Bookish Purchase”
I found these four books for less than $15 at Mardel’s, my local Christian bookstore! Start with Amen is a study of the importance and full meaning of the word “amen”. I’m really intrigued by it! It’s Not What You Think by Jefferson Bethke looks to be in part an expansion on his book Jesus > Religion, which I read a few years and got a lot out of. It’s also his take on how Christians today fit in the bigger, eternal picture of God’s plan for the world as laid out in the Bible. Again, I can’t wait to get to this! I also got The Weekly Prayer Project, which I’ll work through in 2019, and Waiting Here for You: An Advent Journey of Hope which has weekly readings for the season of Advent; I have already read the introduction, and I’ll do my best to stay on track with the intended readings which start tomorrow and go through Christmas.
November 24 “Books and Sweets”
No, you aren’t missing something. There are no actual sweets in this picture. I eat as little sugar as possible because it triggers migraines for me, so there are practically no sweets in my house. Personally, I think these covers are incredibly sweet on their own, and the pastel colors remind me of cotton candy! They also perfectly match the crochet project I just started.
November 25 “Fave Fictional Family”
J.D. Salinger writes about the Glass family in several of his short stories. The most recognizable is probably Franny and Zooey, with Franny being a novella about the titular character and Zooey a short story. This family of geniuses delves into spirituality, philosophy, and everyday life in a fascinating manner. I would love to sit and talk to any of them, especially Franny, and collectively they hold the label of being my favorite fictional family.
November 26 “Book to Read Before the Year Ends”
Waiting Here for You is all about Advent and Christmas, so I had better finish it by the end of the year!
That’s all for this week! Even though November officially ends on Friday (can you believe it?), I’ll post the last batch of #AllTheBooksNov18 pictures next Monday and let you know what to look for in December!
Have you read any of the books in this week’s pictures? If so, what did you think of them? Let me know in the comments!
Until the next chapter,