Marking the Year in Reading & Looking Back

This year my reading goal was 25 books. Once I reached that level any extra reading I did was to be enjoyed whenever I had time. I am now up to 44 books (those in the picture below) and I have no end goal. Right now I am trying to read and learn from some fashion and cooking books. The only problem is usually when I want to do that there is a queue of people who want the books too and sometimes one cannot renew them. Our library system allows 2 renewals if you are not caught up with too many people needing the book so altogether you can borrow a book for 9 weeks.



In addition to reading the library books I am reading chronologically through the New Testament. I try to read about 5 chapters a day.  Right now I am in the last chapters of the Book of John.  I am also reading the Book of Revelation. I haven't much read the Book of Revelation since I was a child and it isn't a book that many churches teach about. Once I've read this Book a few times on my own I will go over a third time with a Bible Study series on the book. I think it's important to be prepared in better understanding as I look around me and I hear the events happening the world over.

It was Thanksgiving the other day and I shared some Fall colours in my post. You can look here for Fall colours in 2019.  I thought it would also be fun to see what October looked like last year by way of comparison.  The following photos were taken in early October 2018. I remember the day well. It was a gorgeous, sunny and warm day. The Fall colours were not yet that in full array.








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15 comments:

  1. I love posts like this I'm always surprised by the same books we've read and I get so many ideas for what to read next...
    ~Have a lovely day!

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    1. That's cool. I'd be interested in knowing what books we have in common. Are you on Goodreads?

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  2. Well , I've never read any of these books. I like historical fiction.

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    1. It's okay if you've never read any of them. You might want to be adventurous and try one or two. Most of what I read is historical fiction but this year my books seem to be mainly about France, possibly because I travelled there early in 2019.

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  3. We've been reading through the Bible as a church family this year. We just finished John.
    I agree on Revelations. Our Pastor has done a series on it a few times and it's very interesting.

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    1. That's a great idea to read through the Bible as a church family. I think more churches should do that. It's also great your Pastor is teaching about the Book of Revelation.

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  4. You have a great book list going, good for you!
    Final Gifts is a good read, you should enjoy it, and More Hours in my Day by Emily Barnes is awesome. I read that book many years ago after hearing Emily speak at a Ladies Conference in Canada that a dear friend and I attended. I LOVE Emily Barnes! She is such a gentle soul and gracious lady.

    Your photos are stunning! Lovely beach shots.

    I read your post on your Thanksgiving dinner, I could relate to you with the turkey wings, I too love them on both chicken or turkey.
    Your carrots and brussels looked delicious. 😍
    I always make a Canadian Thanksgiving dinner for my husband since he's Canadian, and I did for our daughters when they lived at home. Now they make it for their families.

    So nice to visit with you this evening ♡

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    1. Dear Debbie, thank you for your visit. The book list is of books I've already read. I have more books that are not yet on the list that I am currently making my way through. I did enjoy the book Final Gifts more than I thought I would and also More Hours in my Day.

      I'm glad you made Thanksgiving dinner for your husband. I'm sure he enjoyed it and I'm glad we both like turkey and chicken wings...the best parts of the birds ;-) The Fall season is one of my favourites because of all the beautiful colour and I never tire of the beach. Hugs and enjoy the week ahead. xx

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  5. Hello, I see a few books on your list that I have read. I have read all of Louise Penny's Gamache series. The Red Notebook was a great book too. I see a few I am adding to my TBR list. Love your photos, beautiful scenes and views. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week ahead.

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    1. Hi Eileen, I believe I read the Louise Penny book and the Red Notebook because you mentioned them somewhere. I hope you enjoy some of the books on my list. Thanks for your nice comments and your visit. Have a wonderful week ahead. xx

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  6. You are a great reader! I read things online but I have never read books like you do. You are an inspiration. Well, you are in so many ways anyway.

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    1. Annie you make me blush with your very kind words. Have an awesome week ahead. xx

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  7. I see some familiar "friends" in your book list and others that look very good. You're so productive and I bow down before you!

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  8. Lovely photographs you've shared.

    All the best Jan

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  9. Wow, what an interesting book list! I envy you for reading so many wonderful books this year. I have dropped off in my reading since our move, and I haven't gotten established at our new library yet. Just haven't had time to think about it. But with winter months coming I know I should get back to reading on those long dark evenings! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. You do live in a beautiful area. Praying still for your friend Eunice. May the Lord bring healing and strength to her, as well as bringing those who are able to help with her expenses. God is able. Thank you for being such a good friend to her. She is blessed to have you.

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