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40 Days with Isaiah 58: A Scripture-Memorization Journey and Other Resources for Lent

In the Orthodox Church, Lent starts in just three days! If you’re like me, it’s difficult to know how to bring the Lenten spirit of prayer into one’s daily life–like the actual moments and activities of life. I’m prone to compartmentalization–checking the prayer part of my life off the list and moving on to the…
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The 20 covers of the 20 best books i Read in 2020

My Top 20 Books of 2020

The books I leaned on during this crazy year…

Finding our Spiritual Home in Times of Loneliness: A COVID-19 Reading Pilgrimage

You know those books that are almost too rich to read? Not in a decadent way, but in a raw, important, soul-touching way? Books you can only read by savoring slowly, and even that feels too much most of the time? That’s what kind of book The Restless Heart: Finding Our Spiritual Home in Times of…
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The What to Read Shop

Introducing the New “What-to-Read Shop”

Hi friends! Just stopping by to let you know I’ve added a new feature to this site. I’m calling it the “What-to-Read Shop.” Basically, it’s a place for writers and book lovers with curated reading lists of top 10 books around particular topics my audiences tend to enjoy. These are books I find myself recommending…
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Writing, Grieving, and Recovering: Notes to Self by Emilie Pine

I’m three quarters through Emilie Pine’s evisceratingly well-written collection of personal essays and I can’t remember an author who’s made me cry this much…

My Top Reads in 2019

2019 was such a great reading year for me, I’m sad to see it go. I’m on track to make my Goodreads goal of 75 books, but always find it difficult to decide what my favorite books were in any given year. I read in so many different genres, from picture books to academic nonfiction,…
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My Favorite Books of 2019 (Middlesode)

https://media.blubrry.com/writingonwednesdays/p/content.blubrry.com/writingonwednesdays/033_FINAL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSLooking for some shiny new reads? Sarah shares her favorite reads of 2019, plus how she got back into fiction by reading on her phone. Book Links: Favorite Novel: Circe by Madeline Miller Favorite Journalism: She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey Favorite Memoir: Educated by Tara…
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Netflix

What to Read Next When You’d Rather Be Watching Netflix

At least twice a year, I have to claw my way out of a Netflix-induced reading rut. Not that binge-watching an entire miniseries in one weekend is a bad thing, but there are times I sense my Netflix patronage getting a bit too… All consuming? My attention span declines. I find myself lamenting the absence…
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Write Like an Onion! (Ep 005)

A weird but useful writing strategy, especially for crunch times!