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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.

Since we were in the middle of moving, I didn’t do much reading or watching this past week. But I did stay up too late a few nights watching the Olympics (I think I’m too old for the Olympics — especially if they are going to be showing all of the best stuff LIVE at 10-11:30 p.m.!) and I also read 5 Months Apart: Facing Infertility With Faith and Grace.

Someone in my life is currently walking through some of the things in this book and I thought it would be insightful to read. While the book kind of skips around in the storyline and I think it could have used tighter editing, I still think it would be a valuable read if you are facing unexplained infertility, in the middle of fertility treatments or the adoption process, and/or know someone who is.

The author doesn’t sugarcoat struggle involved with infertility and fertility treatments, as well as the adoption process. She doesn’t give pat answers or cliche phrases. She addresses the very real and raw pain that infertility causes and miscarriage can cause and gives you better understanding for women who are walking this road.

How 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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  • Alli says:

    My husband and I enjoyed watching the 13th Hour on Amazon Prime. The language was horrible, so that might be a deal breaker for some, but the mostly true story-line was unreal. I’m reading Sheet Music right now…which might make most people blush;-) It’s been a real blessing to our marriage though, and I wish I would have read it when we were first married!

  • Joanne Peterson says:

    I just finished reading Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors. Excellent!

  • Guest says:

    – Watched season finale of Victoria – so sad I have to wait for the next season!
    – Watched When Calls the Heart – soooo happy this is back on!
    – Read Perennials by Julie Cantrell
    – Read Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking – interesting book on European history through the lens of her children and grandchildren
    – Finished Gentleman in Moscow a couple of weeks but oh, it’s so good!

  • Deanna says:

    Have you watched Lion yet? Such a good, intense movie. Watch it when you don’t mind being raw – it brings out so many emotions from beginning to end. I finished it drained but I recommend it to everyone. Powerful true story.

    I just finished Lady of Arlington a biography on Mary Lee (wife of Robert Lee). Excellent and I found it especially interesting especially because I knew nothing of her or Robert. She had such a difficult life and her attitude was inspiring.

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