Showing posts with label books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label books. Show all posts

Monday, June 20, 2016

inside my planner


I love looking at how other people stay sane. Mainly, I love admiring organization.
I loveeeee lists.
I lovvveee organization.
And I loveeee my planner,
Well, the feeling I get from using my planner. The planner itself is kinda meh, although I've grown to love it.

 This is the outside. It's a flexible plastic, which is great because it's very durable and easy to wipe stuff of off. Not that I ever spill anything or anything...
I drew on it with a gold paint pen, to jazz up the black cover. I sorta wish I drew something more interesting, but I also like the simplicity of it.


The inside is the neat version of my life. It looks full and clean and organized. And my life is full and crazy and complicated. Yet this planner is so helpful.
It's the other half of my brain most days.


I write quotes on the top of each week, and use them like a weekly moto. I also keep a little tab on my current week so I can flip to it easily.
I write my classes and anything else going on, but I don't use it for assignments. (I keep those on separate assignment sheets in the subject notebook/folder)
The planner has a month-at-a-glance feature that I try to use for blogging, but I'm not always full of inspiration at the beginning of the month soooooooo.

And that's about it! Let me know how/if you use a planner in the comments below!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

summer reading list

Welp, lets get down to business.
Reading business.

All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
     I'm excited to dig into this highly recommend novel. I tried to start it a few months ago, but I had trouble getting into it with all the other things on my mind. Vacation is the perfect time though! 

Encountering God Through Dance
by Saara Taina 
      This book was just given to me, and it's one of the first of its kind. Books written from a Christian perspective are nearly impossible to find so I'm interested to hear what it contains.

Salt to Sea
by Ruta Sepetys
      I adored Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys, and I'm so excited to get my hands on Salt to Sea. She does a brilliant job of bringing light to horrific events and topics without being too graphic. Her characters are rounded and the writing is beautiful. 

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
       Personally, I feel it is imperative to reed teen-y-booper books in the summer. I've already read this book, but I rushed through it at 3:30am....

I am the Messenger 
by Markus Zusak
       This was recommended to me by a librarian, and I don't really know much about it other then the author is amazing and the summary invites me in. So I'll keep ya updated.

Thanks for dropping by! So now I'm curious- what are you reading this summer? Let me know in the comments below!  

Friday, March 27, 2015

week 16- A Few Book Recommendations


With my birthday and Christmas relatively close together, December is the jackpot of gifts for me. Gifts+ homeschool mom= books 

    Today I am going to share some of my favorite (ballet inspired, of course) books. 

  The first is Life in Motion, by Misty Copeland- You can find it on Amazon here. There has been much  talk in the dance world about the author, Misty Copeland, and her shaking up the ballet world. Misty is a soloist for the American Ballet Theater in New York City, and has been willing to share her inspiring story with the world. I enjoyed reading her perspective and back story, as it's always best to learn from the source. I would definitely recommend this book to dancers and biography lovers alike:-)


   Next is Dancing Through It, by Jenifer Ringer, found on Amazon here. Another dance biography, Jenifer shares her journey to the rank of principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. I loved this book, not only because I love ballet related books, but because Jenifer shares about her faith. To hear about her experience in the ballet world, as a Christian, was intriguing and inspiring. Another worthy read.


  Last, but most definitely not lest, is Footnotes, by Frank Augustyn. You can find it on Amazon here. This is one I pull out again and again. I found it at the library and checked it out a few times before I decided I loved it enough to by it! And I continue to pull it out often. This isn't a biography like the other two; it's more of a commentary and inside look at ballet. Anyways. I'll stop jabbing and let you read it for yourself. You'll like it ;-)

      Happy reading!! 


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