Books Completed This Month
- An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo
- Poetry; ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- For the Common Good: Redefining Civic Leadership by David Chrislip & Ed O’Malley
- Nonfiction – Leadership; ⭐⭐⭐.5
Average Rating: 4.25⭐
Books Read (but not completed) This Month
- The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow by Kim Vogel Sawyer
- Christian Historical Fiction – 1950s Kentucky
- Irrepressible Reformer: A Biography of Melvil Dewey by Wayne A. Wiegand
- Nonfiction – Biography
- A Poetics of Orthodoxy by Benjamin P. Myers
- Nonfiction – Prosody, Theology
Originally posted here.
- Don’t get behind on school ✔
- It’s keeping me extremely busy, but I am not behind! Still carrying all A’s with 100% in 3 of my 4 classes!
- Keep up with all the normal life and work stuff that needs to be done ✔
- I think so? I mean, I changed the oil in my car last week, and I paid my bills on time, and I even had a friend over to watch the World Figure Skating Championships.
- Post at least once a week ✔
- I didn’t get a whole lot more than once a week, but I at least did manage that!
- Host Spell the Month in Books on the second Saturday ✔
Honestly, so much of my energy is going to school that I haven’t had time to think about much else. A group of friends who I’ve been doing virtual game nights with discovered a way to play board games online. For a few days I was obsessed with this library inside of a bell tower. Okay, I’m still obsessed with it, but I’m no longer constantly researching it when things are slow at work. Speaking of work, I managed another fundraiser for the Staff Association, and (unrelated) we got a new copy/fax/scanner. That’s pretty much it! No podcasts this month, and my music choices have been all over the place. I attended an outdoor Palm Sunday church service. The idea was interesting, but the execution wasn’t as effective as I hoped.
How was your March, Reader? What in it surpassed your expectations, and in what way did it leave you wanting? I answer similar questions each time I host a Staff Association meeting, and I ask the participants to do so, too; it seems to help us collectively process where we are as an organization, and I think the practice can be just as helpful in our personal lives.
Are you looking forward to reading anything specific in April? I recently stumbled across Timothy Keller’s new book Hope in Times of Fear: The Resurrection and the Meaning of Easter and while I know I can’t finish it in the less than a week between now and Easter, I’m looking forward to reading it in the mornings along with my year-long Spurgeon devotion. If I get up early enough, that is. This semester of grad school has completely thrown off my sleep schedule; I had been in the habit of getting up at least 2 hours before I have to leave for work so that I could spend a leisurely morning reading theology with a cup of coffee and slowly waking up, but when I stay up late working on homework it is a lot easier to get up with just enough time to grab a quick breakfast and head out. With large projects looming in each of my classes, I’m unsure what the rest of the semester will look like as far as my schedule! Regardless, I’m excited to read Keller’s book.
Until the next chapter,