Here's what I've been up to in February:
I started keeping a reading journal this month, which means I'll actually be able to look back and see what I read! My favorite reads this month were:
- Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard. I finally finished this book, and it is one of my new favorites. I kept having to remind myself that I didn't have to copy down all the parts that I loved, because I own the book. I'm so used to borrowing library books that when I finally get my own, it's a treat to be able to underline! For a better idea of the content, see this post.
- Unseduced and Unshaken by Rosalie de Rosset. Though I am not usually a fan of Christian non-fiction aimed at women, this book was terrific. I found a recommendation in World magazine and reserved it at the library. I'm so glad I did! I can't stop talking about this book; everyone I talk to has probably heard about it at this point, and I need to order it so I can re-read it and write in it. Rosset challenges young women to live lives of intentionality and dignity, using classic examples such as Jane Eyre throughout the book.
- Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson. This book made me laugh out loud too many times to count, it is witty, whimsical and charming. Anne over at Modern Mrs. Darcy called this "the book I can't stop recommending", and ever since I found out Emily of New Moon is one of her favorite books, I've trusted her book recommendations!