Twitterature {February 2014}

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Every month, Anne over at Modern Mrs. Darcy hosts a Twitterature Link-up, “a place to share short, casual reviews of books…” I love gathering all the recommendations!

According to my 2014 reading goals, I need to get my hands on a classic or non-fiction for the rest of this month! This month, I read a lot of articles online and more extensive passages of the Bible/different books, So I don’t have many full books to report back on; however, the books I finished this month were good ones:

Here’s What I’ve Been Reading:

a million little ways

Million Little Ways, A: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live by Emily P. Freeman

Freeman has published other books (that I haven’t read yet), but this is supposedly her best and I devoured it! It is a strikingly beautiful inspiration on the topic of our being God’s Poema – his masterpiece, work of art – that we do not need to try and “do” art, because we all ARE art. We are all artists in some form and it is a matter of pursuing our passions to fully live out the art that is ours to share with the world. I marked and noted page upon page and already gave it as a gift. This will certainly be one of this year’s favorites! #artiseverywhere #writing #weareGod’sworkmanship #emilyrockedit.

orphan train

Orphan Train: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline

I really enjoyed this novel. It is based on the little known phase of American History, when young children, who were either orphaned or abandoned were put on a train and shipped off to the Midwest to be selected by families and taken home (which often led to their abuse, labor/indentured servitude). The plot line follows a 17-year old foster child as she completes community service hours for a 91-year old woman who experienced a tumultuous life before and after riding the train. I felt for the children that experienced such hardship and there is one chapter in particular that is graphic and hard to read; but the story was engaging and one is left rooting for them to overcome and amazed by their fortitude. #fiction #butorphantrainswerereal #peoplearesoresilient

What have you been reading?

~ Becca

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8 Responses to Twitterature {February 2014}
  1. Heidi McCahan
    February 17, 2014 | 3:40 pm

    I love Emily Freeman. Do you read her blog? I have Million Little Ways but I haven’t started it yet. Her first book, Grace for the Good Girl, was wonderful … completely changed my life. I haven’t clicked on your link up button yet, so you might know this already, but she does a fun ‘what i learned’ link up at the end of the month.

    • Becca V
      February 17, 2014 | 7:41 pm

      Yes, I’ve read her blog inconsistently over the past few years. I have Grace for the Good Girl on my bookshelf from a friend. I’m so glad you enjoyed it so much and rave reviews certainly make me want to dive right in. I haven’t linked up with her; Thanks for the tip!

  2. Naomi@WhatJoyIsMine
    February 18, 2014 | 6:39 am

    Becca…I have not heard of Emily Freeman but will now have to check her out. Thank you for recommendations of good reads. I will make a note of them. Grateful you shared your post at WJIM’s Monday’s Musings. Blessings.

    • Becca V
      February 18, 2014 | 8:53 pm

      I’d say anyone with the gift or inclination to write would love her book! I’m glad to link-up and thank you for hosting!

  3. Allie Rasmussen
    February 19, 2014 | 2:31 am

    So glad you liked A Million Little Ways! I really liked it too. The Orphan Train looks really interesting. I have never heard of that time in history.

  4. Hilary
    March 3, 2014 | 4:38 pm

    I don’t know if you like old writers, but I have a few links to some old, free kindle downloads that have been a great blessing to me. Thanks for the book suggestions.
    Hilary at Wholesome Reads

    • Becca V
      March 4, 2014 | 4:05 am

      You bet! I like old, new, and in between writers. Thanks for sharing!

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