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Perfectly Whelmed

I was so excited to find a bundle of books in the mail today! I went a little crazy on Amazon the other night and found several books I have had on my list to read. I know a lot of people prefer Kindle and all the new fancy ereader types.

I’m still old fashioned. I love the smell of a new book, the price of a good clearance book, as well as the experience of picking out a book at the library. Card catalog anyone? Our girls have no idea what card catalog is, that means I’m getting old.

I love it though. I love that moment curling up with a good warm drink and diving into a new world in a good book.

There seems to be a theme to my current book collection:

Acedia & Me; A marriage, Monks, and a Writer’s Life by Kathleen Norris 

I wanted to read this book after a podcast on with Micha Boyett and Tsh Oxenreider.  Speaking of…

Notes from a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider

I love this gal’s blog, podcasts, and I’m guessing probably her books too.

The Sacred Year by Michael Yankoski

I don’t so much remember where I first got the intrigue for this book, but I can’t wait to crack it open. I wish I would have had it on New Year’s Day because that would just be cool and all, but alas. There’s no bad day to start a theme of a sacred year and joining his journey.

Overwhelmed by Brigid Schulte

So this book is kinda everywhere right now. I have been seeing it in book groups and forums, all over the blog world and Amazon seems to be a fan. I think we can all relate to that title of Overwhelmed in some manner or another.

What I love about these books is the excitement and intentional effort of slowing down, taking notes, learning from the monks, and making it a sacred year. A sacred life even richer. Not overwhelmed. Not underwhelmed, but perfectly whelmed. That’s a new word there. Doesn’t that sound awesome though?

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