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We’ve seen this little leaf before, I think! She’s a cutie and is off to a stylin’ start to her 2013. How is yours going? Mine is AMAZING! It has been insanely busy this first week of the year, though. Due to the fact that some of our holiday festivities are not quite over, the Philosopher and I have only had 2 proper work days this week (well, 1.5 for me…) That’s part of the fun of the holidays, though. Since you missed out on a normal Wednesday Wanderment post this week, I thought I’d share some of the stuff I’ve been up to and books I’m reading:

Favorite New Year’s Posts:

>> Emperor’s Edge Extras // Linsday Buroker

>> Looking Forward to 2013! // Yawatta Hosby

>> This Year I’m Going To… // Maiedae

>> Resolutions // Jenny Highsmith

I’m Currently Working On: 

>> Getting back into the swing of “work” since being off for a little while during the holidays

>> The first tale in a new series

>> The third installment in the Tales from Niflheim series

I’m Currently Reading: 

>> A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans (so, so, so, so good…and not what you’re expecting when you read the title, trust me!)

>> Walking with Bilbo by Sarah Arthur

>> The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

>> Hogfather by Terry Pratchett (don’t hate…it was REALLY busy during the holidays, LOL)

>> Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer

I’m Looking Forward to Reading Soon: 

>> All the Sevenwaters Novels again (Daughter of the Forest, Son of the Shadows, Child of Prophecy, Heir to Sevenwaters, Seer of Sevenwaters)

>> The new Sevenwaters book, Flame of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier

>> Mort by Terry Pratchett

>> New Rules of Lifting for Women by Lou Schuler, Cassandra Forsythe, and Alwyn Cosgrove

>> Dark Currents by Lindsay Buroker

What are you currently reading? Any books you’re looking forward to devouring in 2013? 

Leaves Talk: Stylin’ in 2013
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  • Kelli

    I’ve been thinking about picking up the Biblical Womanhood book… haven’t purchased it yet, but it looks like it could be either intriguing or infuriated based on the contents. 🙂

    I’ve been re-reading the Francine Rivers Mark of the Lion series and just last night started reading my new PHARMACOLOGY TEXTBOOK! Agh, not a “fun read” but at least the author (Lehne) has style… He refers to an overly-long erection caused by medication as an, ahem, “perpetual gallant salute”. Hehe. My brain is easily amused while studying.

    My scholarly hubby is devouring Edith Hamilton’s Mythology, which provides excellent conversation fodder.

    Best wishes to you and the Philosopher as you begin your new year!

    • Kelli, it is SO, SO, SO, SO good. I just finished it this afternoon. Seriously, “A Year of Biblical Womanhood” is a triumph. I LOVE Rachel Held Evans’ blog and her writing is amazingly poignant while remaining approachable and teachable. Even if I don’t agree with her blog content 100% of the time, I tend to agree with her 90% of the time. The book is not what you’re thinking. It’s not a prescriptive “How to Be a Biblical Woman” book. Rather, it is an endeavor to illustrate that the Bible really doesn’t tell us exactly how to be a woman. It is well researched and is an thoroughly encouraging book to help Christian women everywhere to reclaim their places as “Women of Valor”, regardless if they are stay-at-home-moms, pastors, teachers, mothers, singles, widows, corporate bosses, etc. I was so blessed by it.

      She essentially tries to show that no one that claims to follow the bible literally actually does. She doesn’t do this to shame or poke fun at conservative Christians, but to show that the issues of “biblical” manhood and womanhood are far more complex than we give them credit for. As well, most people that “claim” to be following “biblical” traditions are still selectively leaving passages or practices out of their lifestyle that don’t fit with their desired biblical interpretation.

      OHHH! So good. Can’t wait to read it again. Seriously, you should read it. I think you would L-O-V-E it.

  • Kelli

    *infuriating. Stupid grammatical errors. They are infuriating…

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