Wrapping Up April 2022

April was a whirlwind! Most of my time I spent on homework, but I did manage to get in some personal reading as well. I’m leaning strongly toward nonfiction at the moment. It’s a definite change from what used to be my usual fare of historical fiction and clean romance, but I think I’m enjoying these books just as much, and the concepts from them tend to stick longer than the repetitive storylines.

Books Completed This Month

Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community by Brett McCracken Nonfiction, Christian Living

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Fred & Marjorie: A Doctor, A Dog, and the Discovery of Insulin by Deborah Kerbel Juvenile/Young Adult Graphic Nonfiction

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Personal Finance for Dummies by Eric Tyson Nonfiction, Finance

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis Nonfiction

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐.5

Average Rating: 3.63⭐s

Other Books Read (but Not Completed) This Month

The Wrong Jesus by Greg Monette Nonfiction, History, Theology

Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver Poetry (DNF due to time constraint)

🎧 Evangelism as Exiles by Elliot Clark Nonfiction (DNF due to disinterest after the second chapter)

Muscle and a Shovel by Michael J. Shank Narrative Nonfiction

The Reason for My Hope by Billy Graham Nonfiction

Goals Check-In

No formal goals from this month

Recent Highlights

Top Posts This Month: WWW Wednesday 22.4 | Spell the Month in Books April 2022 Linkup | Tackling the TBR 22.5

Music of the Month:

Other Highlights:

  • Dinner, devo, & scavenger hunt with a group from the church I’ve been attending. One of the elders and his wife hid plastic eggs around the building, each containing a clue as to where the next egg was hidden. The clues were all lines from hymns, and the hunt was a lot of fun even though my team came in last!
  • Easter was different this year but still so fulfilling and powerful. I also made Tomb Cookies (meringue that hollows out inside) which went over well both at church and with family.
  • Last weekend was my last synchronous class session for my degree! In about ten days I will walk at Commencement and then just have my Capstone project to wrap up over the summer.

Favorite Verse This Month: Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”

This month absolutely flew by, and I can hardly believe I’m at the end of (at least the main part of) my MLIS! There are so many things that I have been saying “I’ll look into that after I graduate,” and while I still am looking forward to a lot of those things, I think I’m mostly looking forward to not being tired 90% of the time. Hopefully, this summer while I do my capstone will be a nice time of transition where I can get back into a somewhat consistent schedule.

Speaking of hope, I *hope* to share a May goals post in the next few days, although it will be more of a “here’s what I have planned” than true goals. With school winding down I should have more time to read and blog, and I have several ideas for posts that I want to make soon!

Did April go by quickly or slowly for you?

Until the next chapter,


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