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December Wrap Up

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What Happened

  1. First successful Advent
  2. Little Women (the movie) was better than expected
  3. I met my 2019 reading goal of 100 books
  4. My coffee grinder got left at a rural cabin
  5. Bought a new coffee grinder
  6. The Mandalorian redeemed all of Star Wars

What I Read

  1. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever  | Barbara Robinson | ◊◊◊◊◊
  2. The Girl Who Drew Butterflies : How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science | Joyce Sidman | ◊◊◊
  3. Mary, Who Wrote Frankenstein | Linda Bailey | ◊◊◊
  4. Dreaming in Code: Ada Byron Lovelace, Computer Pioneer | Emily Arnold McCully |◊◊
  5. Victoria: Portrait of a Queen | Catherine Reef | ◊◊◊
  6. The Gospel according to Saint Matthew | St. Matthew | ◊◊◊◊◊
  7. The Name of the Wind | Patrick Rothfuss | ◊◊◊
  8. The Legend of Saint Nicholas | Demi |◊◊◊◊
  9. Joan of Arc | Demi | ◊◊◊
  10. Saint Francis of Assisi | Demi | ◊◊◊
  11. The Brontë Sisters | Catherine Reef | ◊◊◊
  12. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus | Nabeel Qureshi | ◊◊◊◊
  13. 7 Women | Eric Metaxas | ◊◊◊◊
  14. The Dawning of Indestructible Joy | John Piper | ◊◊◊
  15. Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of a Wrinkle in Time | Charlotte Jones Voiklis | ◊◊◊
  16. Mary Shelley: The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein’s Creator | Catherine Reef | ◊◊
  17. 7 Men | Eric Metaxas | ◊◊◊

Thoughts

  1. Advent transforms Christmas
  2. I’ll only read A Wise Man’s Fear when Patrick Rothfuss publishes the third Kingkiller Chronicles
  3. Biographies are awesome
  4. Biographies for children are awesome because they’re short (the books; not the children)
  5. I totally padded my reading goal of 100 books with picture books
  6. I’m not a “vacation person”
  7. 12 Days of Christmas = Genius
  8. Jokes about 2020 Vision are already old

Goals for January

  1. Don’t give up on exercise just because it’s cold
  2. Keep writing—even if no one ever reads your book
  3. Order each day  with sanity and flexibility
  4. Read with purpose

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