Friday, March 1, 2019

What I Read and Watched in February

I continue to stick to my New Year's resolution: NO FICTION on my Kindle until I finish 20 physical books. I miss my e-reader because that is where most of my light reading is stored. On the other hand, I am less distracted with my present reading style, so I'm pleased with that.

I finished Pilgrim's Inn and The Heart of the Family, the last two books in Elizabeth Goudge's Eliot Family trilogy. I also finished up The Little House series, wishing I had skipped the last book, The First Four Years, because it is dissonant in tone from the other books. The Long Winter and These Happy Golden Years were my favorites of the set.

I listened to The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher and although I didn't agree with everything, I greatly appreciated his deep thinking on several hard subjects. I also listened to 18 Holes with Bing, a biography by Nathaniel Crosby. I read Tozer's God's Pursuit of Man and Wiersbe's Be Wise (commentary on 1 Corinthians) on my Kindle.

I watched two old movies on YouTube, neither of which were uh-mazing. But I enjoyed the acting in the British melodrama Turn the Key Softly (1953). And I love Jean Arthur in anything, so I gladly put up with the silliness of Too Many Husbands (1940). (Though I prefer the 1963 remake with Doris Day and James Garner called Move Over Darling.)

What about you? Did you read or watch anything in February that you'd recommend?



Leticia Austria said...

I thought Move Over Darling was a remake of My Favorite Wife.

hopeinbrazil said...

Yes, Leticia, all three movies have the same basic premise.

Julie said...

Hope -

I always enjoy your monthly wrap-ups and have gotten some good recommendations. Went through my February resource list and thought I'd share:

Audio book: The Candymakers by Wendy Mass - enjoyed the way the author wrote this kids' story from the perspective of each of the 4 kids - reminded me how quick I am to assume things about others

Books: Eugene Peterson's As Kingfishers Catch Fire - a compilation of sermons with some of his great insights; Somewhere Safe With Someone God by Jan Karon - Might be my favorite Mitford book - I love all the bookstore scenes!

Movies: Dreamer - About a Kentucky family with horses in their history; Durango - A Hallmark film about a cattle drive set in Ireland; A Walk to Remember - was impressed by how winsomely a Christian girl was portrayed in this movie made by Warner Bros. - beautiful picture of how His light shines through us and draws others

hopeinbrazil said...

Thank you, Julie, for sharing your own wrap-up. I enjoy knowing what other like-minded readers are up to.