Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer Reading

I've been seeing other people's summer reading lists, and I realized that I hadn't made mine yet this year. So here it is:

  • "Set-Apart Femininity," by Leslie Ludy (I'm halfway through now...this book and "Authentic Beauty" have really been changing my perspective on a lot of things)
  • "When God Writes Your Love Story," by Eric and Leslie Ludy
  • "When Dreams Come True," by Eric and Leslie Ludy
  • "The Silver Chair," "The Horse and His Boy," "The Magician's Nephew," and "The Last Battle," by C.S. Lewis (in other words, finish rereading the Narnia series. I'm halfway through SC now)
  • "Jane Eyre," by Charlotte Bronte
  • "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," by J.K. Rowling (reread before the movie comes out!)
  • "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • At least one Charles Dickens book (not sure which one yet)

I'm sure there are more I want to read...I usually look foward to summertime as reading time, but this year I'm not so sure. I'm so nervous about community college in the fall and the changes that are happening in my life, that I'm not sure I'll be relaxed enough to read much this summer. I don't feel ready to grow up yet.

There were different flowers blooming today. I didn't notice until late this evening. We had a light rain shower this afternoon, which made everything fresh and left lovely water droplets on the flowers. During my camera sessions, I learned that the reddish lillies apparently dye your fingers and clothes when the petals are wet. I also learned that hummingbirds are a lot louder than you would think (I always imagined them sounding like a "humming" bumble bee, but a single one sounds more like a swarm of bees, especially when it's zipping past you). And a lot smarter than you would think. I stood completely still a few feet away from the hummingbird feeder, hoping to get a close-up picture. The little bird flew around me, drinking from the flowers and watching me from behind leaves. Then when I finally gave up and came inside, he was at the feeder. Outsmarted by a bird.

I like these plants. Their shape reminds me of the fabric I bought this week for a new dress...It's light blue and has the outlines of plants shaped similar to this, except in light brown and cream.

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

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