Pluviophile: Any organism that thrives in conditions of heavy rainfall. One who loves rain; a rain-lover.
Surprise, surprise… this Oregonian loves rain. And what pairs better with a romantic, gray day than a mug of hot coffee and a good book against the soothing, rhythmic white-noise of rainfall? Nothing, that’s what. Rain is to reading as peanut butter is to jelly– they complement each other with symbiotic harmony.
Petrichor: A pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.
So here’s what this rain-loving bookworm is reading presently…
Tuck Everlasting – The girls are taking turns reading this one solo, a classic I also read at their age. I think I might read it again when they’re done, for nostalgia’s sake. We’ll definitely watch the film, as well.
The Mysterious Benedict Society – We’re reading the first installment of this fun series aloud together. Like a curious hybrid of Lemony Snicket and Roald Dahl’s styling, I’m certain we’ll spend some time here enjoying each of the four volumes. Bonus: It’s motivated us to also check out books on Morse Code!
Raising World Changers in a Changing World – I’m on the launch team for this inspiring upcoming book, Kristen Welch’s latest, and can’tstopwon’tstop talking about it. It’s so good, on the topic of generosity. Pre-order a copy for some unique fair-trade bonuses!
The Read-Aloud Family – Sarah MacKenzie’s book lauding the read-aloud lifestyle is as motivating and encouraging as her podcast. “Someday, I hope my children are wandering in a bookshop or picking through a garage sale and see the cover of a book of fairy tales. And when they do, I pray that they will remember who they are, where they came from, and to Whom they belong.”
Jamie the Very Worst Missionary, A Memoir or Whatever – This one surprised me in the mailbox yesterday, I’d forgotten I’d pre-ordered famed blogger Jamie Wright’s debut. It’s on deck as my next non-fiction.
Annihilation – Husband & I recently screened the trippy sci-fi film, which prompted me to pick up the book at the library. Thus far two are worlds apart, but I’m plodding along nonetheless. Stay tuned.
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