Wrapping Up May 2022

Books Completed This Month

Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners by Thomas P. Mackey & Trudi Jacobson Nonfiction

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Definitely denser than a lot of books I read, but this was really interesting! I ended up skimming the second half because I ran out of time. If I ever came across a cheap copy I would like to reread it a bit more thoroughly.

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis Nonfiction

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is the second (or maybe third?) time that I have read this book. Admittedly, I don’t quite understand why this book is praised as much as it is. It’s not that I don’t agree with the contents, I just don’t think the book is nearly as amazing as some say. And yet I have read it multiple times.

Muscle and a Shovel by Michael J. Shanks Narrative Nonfiction
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐.5

I have a lot of conflicting feelings about this book. There are some things that the author just flat gets incorrect, and the book is poorly edited, plus sometimes the characters are incredibly annoying…but the heart of the author is beautiful, and I like the big picture. I’ve marked a handful of passages that I want to come back to and look at more closely before I make a final decision about the book.

When the World Didn’t End by Caroline Kaufman Poetry

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

I read this in a day, and found it to be a very mixed bag.

Average Rating: 3.6⭐s

Books Read (But Not Completed) This Month

Goals Follow-Up

Again, I did not share any formal goals this month. Getting through graduation was enough of a goal in itself!

Other Highlights From May

Music of the Month: Whatever is of Good Report by Acapeldridge (album), My Hope: Music Inspired by the Life and Ministry of Billy Graham (album), Canyons by Ellie Holcolmb (album), Living Hope by Phil Wickham (album), and this playlist that I made on Spotify

Movies Watched: God’s Not Dead – We the People (2019 – rewatch) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Podcasts: NextGen on Mission, Net Positive with John Crist (except episode 2, don’t bother with that one), Conversations With Dan (YouTube Playlist), Radically Christian Bible Study Podcast

  • Graduated on May 13 with a Master of Library Science degree
  • baptized on May 15
  • Celebrated my own and several cousins’ graduations with the extended family
  • Held a hybrid in-person & virtual Staff Association meeting for the first time, and there were no big technology issues! The meeting went much more smoothly than I anticipated.
  • Game night with young adults from a handful of area churches

It was kind of a big month! How was your May? What was the best thing you read?

Until the next chapter,

Jana

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