Friday, October 30, 2015

The Literary Nunnery, Ep. 37: in which Leslie sings

I've changed the format of these videos just a little tiny bit. Happy to hear feedback on the change. And also on when I changed the part in my hair to the other side! Feel free to feed me back on that one.

Books featured in this video:
Galgorithm by Aaron Karo
Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby

The Truth About My Success
A Night Divided
Everything, Everything
The Sleeper and the Spindle
The Six of Crows

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Literary Nunnery, Ep. 36: in which Leslie does some night vlogging

I actually started editing this but then decided not to bother. Raw footage all the way. Also, I think I'm back to only uploading on Fridays...until I build up more footage.

Books featured in this video:

The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Literary Nunnery, Ep. 35: in which Leslie needs to learn things up

I started by talking about a couple books I have yet to read, then spent a while talking about a book I had read. And I had a lot to say about it (or do I just have a lot to say about Anne?)

Books featured in this video:

Pretending to Be Erica by Michelle Painchaud

The Blind Wish by Amber Lough

Ana of California by Andi Teran

Green Gables Fables:

Thursday, October 15, 2015

and the words, they're everything [wwis 12]

Hi! It's been a long time since my last installment of these...but I never meant to stop! Here's some random bot-generated what-would-i-say statuses of mine:

Direction to take: cadavers or memoirs? Decisions, decisions...

I prefer to be certain I don't have a mosquito, whether or not it hinders finding stuff.

Always choose this option.

In honor of cleaning the church this month. I think about this status a lot.

Not all of them.



Maybe the bbq, ranch, bacon, and tomato were a bit much ( if)

See you next time! And there will be a next time. Soon.

Monday, October 12, 2015

followers of my faith [Mormon Monday 85]

How's this for a nice little blast from the past?

So, brothers and sisters, in this long eternal quest to be more like our Savior, may we try to be “perfect” men and women in at least this one way now—by offending not in word, or more positively put, by speaking with a new tongue, the tongue of angels. Our words, like our deeds, should be filled with faith and hope and charity, the three great Christian imperatives so desperately needed in the world today. With such words, spoken under the influence of the Spirit, tears can be dried, hearts can be healed, lives can be elevated, hope can return, confidence can prevail. I pray that my words, even on this challenging subject, will be encouraging to you, not discouraging, that you can hear in my voice that I love you, because I do. More importantly, please know that your Father in Heaven loves you and so does His Only Begotten Son. When They speak to you—and They will—it will not be in the wind, nor in the earthquake, nor in the fire, but it will be with a voice still and small, a voice tender and kind. 12 It will be with the tongue of angels.(x)

Such a good talk.

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Literary Nunnery, Ep. 34: in which Leslie segues

Everything is great.

Books featured in this video:
Every Breath by Ellie Marney
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Literary Nunnery, Ep. 33: In which Leslie leaves books everywhere

Spoiler alert: I loved the book I was excited about.

Books featured in this video:

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson

Monday, October 5, 2015

followers of my faith [Mormon Monday 84]

It's so funny; the moment I sit down to work on a Mormon Monday I immediately get so tired.

Anyway, you guys know about kudzu vines? They kind of look like this:
"KudzuPlants" by Bubba73 (Jud McCranie) - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons.

Sorta pretty. And apparently their flowers have a pleasant scent! So they don't look that bad, right?

You already know what I'm going to say.

They kill the trees they grow on. Simply overwhelm them with growth until they suffocate.

Somebody in my stake presidency noted that while a vine may look nice on your tree for a little bit, it's dangerous. Ideally you should just not go near the vine at all, unless you want your trees to die. can think of sin the same way!

Friday, October 2, 2015

watched the pattern take form

Instead of posting a video today, I decided to revamp all my video posts on this blog! So you can see what books are in each video from the post (I know it's in the description but not everyone wants to click on the video). I also have a masterpost with the books I really recommend, so you don't even have to waste your time watching any videos! Probably post that tomorrow.

Just trying to make your lives easier.