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What I Read & Watched This Past Week

Welcome to my weekly Book-ish post where I share what I’ve been reading and watching recently. If you missed it, you can see my Reading Goals for 2018 and 44 Books I Plan to Read This Year

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Silas and I went to two different movies this past week! We went to I Can Only Imagine — which I thought was very well done. It was more raw and real than I expected and an inspirational story. Not entirely factual, but mostly factual.

Note: There are a few dramatic scenes involving an abusive father that might be scary to kids. Silas was a little scared in one part, but overall, he said he was really glad that he went to the movie.

Silas and I also went to see Sgt. Stubby — which was an animated film based upon a true story of the most decorated American dog.

I had never heard about Sergeant Stubby before and now I want to get a book on him to read to the kids. The movie — while animated and clearly for kids — was interesting and fascinating! (I found this long article that detailed a lot of the true story that would definitely be worth reading after you’ve seen the movie.)

I’m reading No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert right now. I’ve read and enjoyed some of her other books and so far, I am very intrigued by this one and have no idea how it will end up!

It touches on some really hot button topics — like race and class — and I think it’s going to be a very thought-provoking and worthwhile read. The Amazon reviews alone made me want to read it! I’ll keep you posted!

When I Find Time to Read

People are always asking me how I find time to read. Honestly, it’s because I love to read, because I’ve chosen to prioritize it, because I don’t have a lot of other hobbies, and because I can’t not read. Also, when you love something, you usually can find ways to get creative to find time to fit it in — even if it’s in the little nooks and crannies of life.

I wrote a post on 3 ways to find more time to read — even when life is busy. And here are 7 more ways to find time to read.

What did you read and watch this past week? Any books or movies you really think I need to read or watch?

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  • Katy in Africa says:

    I read the Life of Remington, written by some one I know. I really enjoyed it.
    I’m still reading Hudson Taylor’s Spirituality Secret again, and I hadn’t realized how much I’d forgotten.
    And still reading I Am David to the kids.
    I also watched The Sound of Music with my kids. I explained to them how it was during the same time period as the book we’re reading.

  • I finished reading Present over Perfect by Shauna Niequest for the second time last week. I also finished reading Mitch and Amy by Beverly Clearly to my kids. The kids and I also watched the newest Annie movie. We also took our kids to see I Can Only Imagine in the theatres and we all really enjoyed it.

  • Alix says:

    I just read No One Ever asked this week. So good! I could hardly put it down.

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