Teaser Tuesdays – Caffeinated (April 22)

tteTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here are my teasers for this week:

caffeinatedOnce, in a bar, I asked an acquaintance about her coffee habit. She said coffee is not a big deal to her; she just takes two cups in the morning. So, I asked when was the last time she had gone without those two cups. She paused, thought for a minute, took a sip of her beer, and said, “I guess about thirty-five years.”

From page 32 of Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us by Murray Carpenter. So I cheated and added a couple of extra sentences, but it helped to make the quote make more sense. Besides, I haven’t done a Teaser Tuesdays post for a couple of months, so I have some catching up to do :)

It hasn’t been thirty-five years for me (yet), but it has been quite a while!

Bookmark Monday – C.S. Lewis (April 21)

bookmark-mondayBookmark Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Aloi from guiltless reading. Take a picture of one of your favourite bookmarks, post it on your blog, and head over to guiltless reading to share a link to your post.

I really enjoy reading C.S. Lewis, who is one of my favourite writers, so I wouldn’t mind adding these bookmarks to my collection:

cs lewis bookmarks


Project 52-16

Here is my contribution to the Project 52-2014 group I belong to on Flickr. This week’s theme was ‘Renewal’:IMG_0042

Lent 2014 – Day 40

Today is the last day of Lent for this year and I did not too badly with most of the goals that I set for myself at the beginning of the period.

The easiest for me was the 12 hour daily fast and being more deliberate with my food intake. These are things that I hope will remain with me beyond tomorrow. I feel a lot better for avoiding junk food and not eating in the evenings has helped me to not gain weight. It is probably the worst time of the day to eat anyway.

Although I haven’t prayed the daily office in the way I had hoped to, my daily prayer life has improved, and I’ve managed to set a rhythm of daily prayer for myself that I find very helpful. I may blog more on this at a later date.

I read one of the Christian classics that I set for myself, which was Bonhoeffer’s Life Together. I didn’t get to Orthodoxy, but I will at a later date. I read some other books I found helpful instead, one in particular being The Illumined Heart by Frederica Mathewes-Green.

Although I think it was important to set some personal goals for Lent, I’m not too disappointed that I wasn’t able to follow through on them as completely as I’d hoped to. Life gets in the way sometimes, but often in a good way. I was able to accomplish much and to discover some things about myself along the way and I journey onward in a very positive light.

Lent 2014 – Day 39

Crown of thorns and nails

Lent 2014 – Day 38


Lent 2014 – Day 37

bono bless


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