Oh…how I wish this is what my neighborhood looked like today! I ADORE snow. A-D-O-R-E it. This is a picture from two years ago. We haven’t seen a good snow since then. 🙁 Living in the south is not the best place to experience snow, I know, but I can still dream about it, right? If you’ve read Night Bells and Silent Shades, you’ll know that I like writing about snow. It’s always so quiet and tranquil when it has snowed all night and in the morning, you wake up to a gorgeous, wintry wonderland!
Okay. Enough about snow. Onto what you really came for: our Wednesday Wanderment linkup!
Favorite Blog of the Week
>> Addicted to eBooks — This is a great blog that showcases eBooks of all shapes and sizes! One thing I love about this site is that it has a rating system for violence, profanity, and sexual content. A GREAT resource if you’re looking for a new book to read, but want to know exactly what you’re getting yourself into (content-wise).
Favorite Posts and Articles of the Week
>> Quick Thoughts: “The Tale of Beedle the Bard” —The Cheap Reader
>> On Doing What You Love — Chachic’s Book Nook
>> Sponsor Unearthing Words in December! — Unearthing Words
>> Silent Shades is Now Available in Print! — Unearthing Words
>> Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
>> Forgotten God by Francis Chan
>> The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
>> The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
>> Works of Love by Søren Kierkegaard
>>The third novel in my Tales from Niflheim series!
>> Stuffed Animals— OMG…so cute I squealed. I LOVE those precious little guys.
Favorite Memory from the Week
>> Watching “In the Name of the King” with the Philosopher If you don’t know who Uwe Boll is…you’re only missing out on hilarious and terrible movies! Seriously…this director takes games and makes movies from them and they never disappoint on the awesomely terrible scale. We laughed SO much last night. The bad thing is, there were some great actors in there! Why, oh, why did they choose to be in this movie!? Still, they’ve got to pay the bills, too, and it was highly entertaining. 😉
>> It’s Advent, everyone! It’s time to celebrate the coming of the Christ child in a season of expectation! To celebrate Advent, I’m reading Phyllis Tickle’s Christmastide: Prayers for Advent through Epiphany on Sunday nights. Last year I read it every day, but I’ve been a bit busier this holiday season. If you’ve never celebrated Advent with special liturgy and would like to do so, I highly recommend Tickle’s liturgical set of prayers. They are so beautifully structured and I am always blessed by using her book when I light the candles!
Random Facts About My Writing and Reading Habits
>> I hoard eBooks on my Kindle in much the same way that Smaug hoards gold to sleep on. I realize there are probably a bazillion books on my device right now that I’m not likely to read anytime soon, but I love the fact that these books take up NO space physically and that I have a private library (SCORE).
>> I treasure fabulous quotes and will typically underline them on my Kindle or write them down in a journal (if they come from a print source).
>> I tend to collect print books by certain authors. My current collections (that I’m growing) include works from: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Terry Pratchett, and Juliet Marillier.
Well, that’s all for today, ladies and gents! I’m off to non-bloggery things for a while. I hope that you all have a terrific Wednesday and that you enjoy the snowy-looking weather (it’s just rain in the south, but a girl can dream when she sees the puffy grey clouds, right?)…