January “Twitterature”

So I love this idea from Modern Mrs. Darcy: describe each book you recently read in 140 characters or less, twitter style.

I don’t know that I’ll necessarily tweet these, but what a perfect way to keep a (albeit brief) record of my reading, outside of the “commonplace book” where I write the long version my favorite quotes, summary, etc in actual pen and ink.

So for January, so far {and sometimes I might break the 140 character rule}:

God is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas by Deitrich Bonhoeffer.

One of the best advent reading collections I’ve come across, mostly written from a prison cell, which the Nazi-fighting author might say is the best place to understand it: “A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes – and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent” This book took me straight through to Epiphany, end of the twelve days of Christmas.

The Republic by Plato. Ancient work completely relevant today. Socrates and others debate the soul using the allegory of the state. Timeless. Have always loved “the cave” analogy.

Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenfeuded
Perfect inspiration for a new year. Will now sanitize my butcher block island with a lemon, may even mix my own cleaning solutions…

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast by Laura Vandercam.
Another great new year’s read. Wake up early. Just Do It.

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