Things I’m Loving, And A Guest Post Announcement.
Hiya wonderful people! It’s been a minute since I’ve posted, so I apologise for that. Today, I have brought you a handful of cool things I’ve been digging, a few book recommendations, and an announcement…
Please accept my peace offering.
Guest Post Announcement
I wrote a guest post! Megan from Not So Perfect was so kind as to let me write a post for her lovely blog, about those times you don’t “feel” like a Christian. If you’re interested, you can check it out here.
Stuff I’m Digging
Here are a few articles, songs, and miscellaneous stuff I like:
• Melody Personette wrote a lovely post about how Christian influencers talk about relationships, and how it’s not actually a bad thing to disire a relationship, titled Waiting and Singleness. I highly recommend, so click here! She spoke so many of my thoughts, I just ❤️ it.
• Hollyn’s EP Bye Sad Girl is currently one of my favorites. I don’t know why, but I adore it. You can listen to it here. I’ve linked to the accustic version, because I personally prefer it.
• A song that’s so terrible, it’s funny… How Bizarre – OMC (link). #sorrynotsorry.
• The cool temperatures of Fall, big sweatshirts, hot chocolate, black tea, and twinkle lights. Cozy vibes.
• The Literary Life podcast has a great episode about magic in books: episode 104: Witches, Wizards, and Magic, Oh My!! Check it out here. I’m not sure if I agree 100%, but they brought up a bunch of good points as to why magic isn’t always a bad thing. As someone who loves fantasy, it irks me when people are… You know, I’m just gonna write a blog post about magic in books.
• Strawberry-flavored Mike&Ikes. These are delicious. (Speaking of candy, Black Forest‘s Sour Heads are the literal best).
• Tales of The Lonely Sun has a great post on writing playlists! There is a ton of great music in it! I’ve discovered some new favorites through this post, which you can check out here.
• Discovered through the above mentioned post, is Tear In My Heart by Twenty-one Pilots (see link). It has become one of my jams. In a way, it’s kinda dumb, but I love it.
• Last but not least, is the article Dear Christian Novelists: Cleanliness Isn’t Close to Godliness by Josiah DeGraaf, found on Story Embers. (Read it here). It challenged me in some ways as an author, while, as a reader, I understood. So much of Christian fiction is sugar-coated, and a certain site put two of my favorite book series in their “forbidden” section because they weren’t ‘clean’ enough (both of which I’ve recommended on the blog, so…).
1. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo.
People. This book, the character arc, the beauty of it… I love it. It broke me in the best way. Six stars out of five.
2. Dark Is The Night by Mirriam Neal.
Finally, a clean and Christian urban fantasy book with vampires and werewolves! This book was so, so good, and the characters were amazing (❤️ Angel, fwi). I found out about it on Christine Smith’s blog, you can read her review here. She convinced me to read it, and gave me a good idea of what’s in it, so I highly recommend reading her review!
3. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
How do I explain the awesomeness of this book? Scout is such a spunky heroine, and the southern-ness of this book is like coming home, in a way. I had no real idea what I was getting into (something about a lawsuit), and I’m so glad that I “had” to read it for school. There’s a reason it’s a classic.
Well, here we are. I hope you found some cool stuff. What are your thoughts on the articles and songs? What are you up to? Read anything good lately?
Until next time,