October Reading Wrap-up

Whoopsies I keep forgetting to post this. I’m still struggling to read anything besides fiction. I had more rereads than usual this month, too! Top reads from this month were The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang and and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni. I’m really looking forward to reading more Skip Beat!

 

Rereads are Good Reads

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (5/5 stars)

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roerig (5/5 stars)

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (4/5 stars)

All Hallows Eve by Charles Williams (4/5 stars)

Nonfiction

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni (4/5 stars)

Words Are My Matter by Ursula K. Leguin (3/5 stars)

Fiction

The Silver Mask by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (4/5 stars)

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins (3/5 stars)

Stealing Fire by Jo Graham (4/5 stars)

The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan (4/5 stars)

The Tiger’s Watch  by Julia Ember (3/5 stars)

Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View anthology (4/5 stars)

The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang (5/5 stars)

The Savage Dawn by Melissa Grey (3/5 stars)

27 Hours by Tristina Wright (2/5 stars)

You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan (5/5 stars)

Poetry

The Complete Works of Horace (3/5 stars)

Comics/Graphic Novels

Poe Dameron: The Gathering Storm by Soule/Noto (4/5 stars)

Skip Beat volumes 1-4 by Yoshiki Nakamura (4/5 stars)

Black Butler volumes 21-23 by Yana Toboso (3-4/5 stars)

 

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Scripture Sunday (42)

Scripture Sunday is a weekly quote-post to highlight Bible passages I’ve read recently that I found particularly interesting. My translation is the New International Version.

From my reading this week:

 “We who are Jews by birth and not sinful Gentiles know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.

“But if, in seeking to be justified in Christ, we Jews find ourselves also among the sinners, doesn’t that mean that Christ promotes sin? Absolutely not! If I rebuild what I destroyed, then I really would be a lawbreaker.

“For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”

-Galatians 2:15-21

Why I chose it:

It’s easy to forget that justification comes from Christ living through me. I’m always tempted to say, “It’s okay, Jesus, I’ve got this” and try to justify myself by my own actions LIKE A FOOL. Jesus can take care of everything and keep my actions right if I just let him.

Scripture Sunday (41)

Scripture Sunday is a weekly quote-post to highlight Bible passages I’ve read recently that I found particularly interesting. My translation is the New International Version.

From my reading this week:

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

-James 1:19-26

Why I chose it:

This song comes to mind.

This is like a list of all the things I’m terrible at. But most importantly it’s a good reminder that knowing the right thing and backing it up with right action is super important.

Goal for the week: Be quick to listen!