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It's Monday! What are you reading? - January 29

So my plan is, each Monday to update anyone who reads this on what I'm currently reading and what I may have finished in the last week.

Currently Reading:

Title: The Blacksmith's Lover
Author: Heather Massey
Date Started: January 28

Title:Red Clocks
Author: Leni Zumas
Date Started: January 27
Comments: January Book of the Month

Following along with my Reading the Bible as Literature in 2018 Challenge

Currently Listening:

Title:Atlas Shrugged
Author: Ayn Rand
Narrator: Christopher Hurt
Date Started: November 27, 2017
Note: On part 4 of 7

Finished Reading:

Title:What Happened
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Date Finished: January 27
Stars: 4
Comments: First Book of the Year

Title:The Truth About Owls
Author: Amal El-Mohtar
Date Finished: January 23
Stars: 3
Comments: Season 2, Episode 2 LeVar Burton Reads

Genesis 12-36 #2018BibleRBR

I'm doing this chronologically my posts will be grouped a little differently than a weekly check-in posts that Adam is doing on RBR.  I'm starting off with Genesis 1-11 and then chronologically the story moves to Job.  We are now back in Genesis and this post will cover everything up until the story of Joseph.

As I mentioned in the first Genesis post this book of the bible is broken down into four parts:
The Book of Gensis is divided as follows:
1. The Primeval History (1-11)
2. The Patriarch Abraham (12-25:18)
3. The Patriarchs Isaac and Jacob (25:19 - 36)
4. Joseph and His Brothers (37-50) Chronologically after the Primeval History is the story of Job and then we can cover the life of Abraham through to the end of Genesis.

The Patriarch Abraham

Abraham, whose name was originally Abram, is an important figure for three major world religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Abraham is regarded as the great example of faith in God. I feel like this is very important to keep in…

Peek Inside a Book - What Happened

When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.



This week the book What Happenedby Hillary Rodham Clinton caught my eye.

It Begins: Deep breath. Feel the air fill my lungs. This is the right thing to do. The country needs to see what our democracy still works, no matter how painful this is. Breathe out. Scream later.

On Page 56: Both major political parties, despite the madness of their respective nominating processes,nearly always managed to weed out the most extreme candidates. Before 2016, we'd never elected a President who flagrantly refused to abide by the basic standards of democracy and decency.

Verdict: This …

It's Monday! What are you reading? January 22

So my plan is, each Monday to update anyone who reads this on what I'm currently reading and what I may have finished in the last week.

Currently Reading:

Title: What Happened
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Date Started: January 1

I am also currently reading the bible but not tracking it like normal since it is a year long reading challenge.
Genesis: 1-11
Job

Currently Listening:

Title:Atlas Shrugged
Author: Ayn Rand
Narrator: Christopher Hurt
Date Started: November 27, 2017
Note: On part 4 of 7

Finished Reading:

Title: Cowboy Seal Homecoming
Author: Nicole Helm
Date Finished: January 21
Stars: 4

Title: Harley and Ivy
Author: Paul Dini
Date Finished: January 18
Stars: 4

Title: The Blacksmith's Son
Author: Rebecca Thomas
Date Finished: January 18
Stars: 2

Title: Pugs of the Frozen North
Author: Philip Reeve
Date Finished: January 17
Stars: 5

Title: Repairing the World
Author: John Chu
Narrator: LeVar Burton
Date Finished: January 17
Stars: 4
Comment: Season 2, Episode 1 of LeVar Burton Reads

Title: Prison Island…

Job #2018BibleRBR

In the chronological plan, I'm using this year, they take a break in Genesis to delve into Job.  They write: Job lived sometime after the beginning of creation (Genesis 1) but before Abraham was born (Genesis 12). As a result, the Book of Job is integrated into the Book of Genesis.

Keeping with the idea that the Bible is a collection of morality stories, the book of Job is teaching readers that bad things do happen to good people and it is not a punishment for something they have done wrong.  My bible also points out that the book of Job is also considered a frame tale. Frame tales are stories within stories, think Arabian Nights and how it's a story about a woman who tells stories and sometimes a character within her story tells a story.
Of Note: Job is a story within a story: chapters 1-2 and 42, 7-11 constitude a folke tale; set within that tale, in 3,1-42, 6 is a poetic debate about the case of suffering. Frist the frame.  This kind of reminded me of the story of the Sun …

Genesis: 1-11 #2018BibleRBR

I started this challenge a little late, and because I'm doing this Chronologically my posts will be grouped a little differently than a weekly checking post.  I'm starting off with this first section of Genesis then chronologically it moves to Job.

I will be using The Catholic Youth Bible. I received this one when I was a senior and leaving the Youth Group at my church.  One of the reasons I've held onto this particular version is that before each book there is a section that describes what you are about to read.  It gives you a bit of history, there is also a side by side timeline of Bible History and Human History, it was just where I would go whenever I had questions about faith and religion.
The Book of Gensis is divided as follows:
1. The Primeval History (1-11)
2. The Patriarch Abraham (12-25:18)
3. The Patriarchs Isaac and Jacob (25:19 - 36)
4. Joseph and His Brothers (37-50) Here are some passages and footnotes I found the most interesting:
Gn 1, 5  God called the l…

Reading the Bible as Literature Event

Getting a bit of a late start on this one, but I wasn't sure I wanted to do this one even though it sounded interesting.  I didn't know if I could read the Bible as just a work of literature, but I'm going to try.

I chose a chronological reading of the Bible.

Jan 1: Gen 1-3 Jan 2: Gen 4-7 Jan 3: Gen 8-11 Jan 4: Job 1-5 Jan 5: Job 6-9 Jan 6: Job 10-13 Jan 7: Job 14-16 Jan 8: Job 17-20 Jan 9: Job 21-23 Jan 10: Job 24-28 Jan 11: Job 29-31 Jan 12: Job 32-34 Jan 13: Job 35-37 Jan 14: Job 38-39 Jan 15: Job 40-42 Jan 16: Gen 12-15 Jan 17: Gen 16-18 Jan 18: Gen 19-21 Jan 19: Gen 22-24 Jan 20: Gen 25-26 Jan 21: Gen 27-29 Jan 22: Gen 30-31 Jan 23: Gen 32-34 Jan 24: Gen 35-37 Jan 25: Gen 38-40 Jan 26: Gen 41-42 Jan 27: Gen 43-45 Jan 28: Gen 46-47 Jan 29: Gen 48-50 Jan 30: Ex 1-3 Jan 31: Ex 4-6 Feb 1: Ex 7-9 Feb 2: Ex 10-12 Feb 3: Ex 13-15 Feb 4: Ex 16-18 Feb 5: Ex 19-21 Feb 6: Ex 22-24 Feb 7: Ex 25-27 Feb 8: Ex 28-29 Feb 9: Ex 30-32 Feb 10: Ex 33-35 Feb 11: Ex 36-38 Feb 12: Ex 39-40 …

It's Monday! What are you reading? January 8

CurrentlyReading:

Title: What Happened
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Date Started: January 1, 2018
Note: First Book

Currently Listening:

Title: Atlas Shrugged
Author: Ayn Rand
Narrator:
Date Started: August 31, 2017
Note: I haven't listened in awhile, I'm going to start by making myself listen to at least a half hour a day.  I'm going to finish this book!

Finished Reading:

Title: Princess Leia
Author: Mark Waid
Date Finished: January 2, 2018
Stars: 5

Title: Year One (Chronicles of The One #1)
Author: Nora Roberts
Date Finished: December 31, 2017
Stars: 4

Title: Charged (Saints of Denver #2)
Author: Jay Crownover
Date Finished: December 29, 2017
Stars: 3

Title: Honor (The Breaking Point #1)
Author: Jay Crownover
Date Finished: December 27, 2017
Stars: 3

Title: Let Is Snow: Three Holiday Romances
Author: John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
Date Finished: December 26, 2017
Stars: 3

Title: Christmas Masquerade
Author: Debbie Macomber
Date Finished: December 24, 2017
Stars: 3

Title: A Christmas Carol and…

My Picks for #libfaves17

I can't believe I forgot to post these a few weeks ago!

Day 1 (Late): Eat This Poem: A Literary Feast of Recipes Inspired by Poetry by @nicolegulotta - 25 poems, 75 recipes and a whole lot of goodness. #libfaves17https://t.co/wfVAg86iG2 — 🎄🤶🏼Amelia🤶🏼🎄 (@LitJrzyGrl) December 5, 2017
Day 2: Origin by Dan Brown - This was the first of his Robert Langdon series that I've given 5 stars to, but I really loved this one. It really sucked me in from the start, which hasn't happened with a book in this series yet. #libfaves17https://t.co/jmMOqEOk4g — 🎄🤶🏼Amelia🤶🏼🎄 (@LitJrzyGrl) December 5, 2017
Day 3: ON TYRANNY: TWENTY LESSONS FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by Timothy Snyder @fws2896 recommended this one and it was by far one of the most powerful and important books I read this year. #libfaves17https://t.co/UDWKJ2blWZ — 🎄🤶🏼Amelia🤶🏼🎄 (@LitJrzyGrl) December 6, 2017
Day 4: TEARS WE CANNOT STOP: A SERMON TO WHITE AMERICA by Michael Eric Dyson - The description for this b…