So as I’m sure I’ve gone on about I have a cineworld unlimited card which means I try to go to the cinema as often as possible to make full use of it. Today I thought I would go through some of the films I’ve seen at the cinema and at home and let you know my thoughts.
There is a post of my adventures coming up but for now here are some of my favourite snap shots from my quick trip to Alnwick. Expect to see them all on my instagram soon too!
I’ve been listening to a tonne of podcasts recently so I thought I would share my top 5 recommendations. These are in no particular order and it is not an exhaustive list so stay tuned for more recommendations soon!
July’s reading has gone a heck of a lot better than June. I’ve read a grand total of 9 books this month which considering how busy I’ve been I’m pretty happy with.
This may be one of the more middle class rants I’ve ever made but I just don’t understand who thought up the way buses run.
I have 3 main problems with taking the bus. None of them are to do with it being a bus or the other people on the bus (although I do have some stories to tell!). I’ve taken buses all over the place so I know my issues aren’t only relevant in one place. I am however talking about the everyday bus not the fancy ones that have displays inside showing you all the information you need or regular announcements.
Caring Enough to Confront: How to understand and express your deepest feelings toward others by David Augsburger .
The blurb describes the book best:
“Many people try to avoid conflict, but confrontation can be a catalyst for deeper loving care as we learn to integrate our needs and wants with those of others. Dr. David Augsburger believes that deepened relationships bloom out of conflict when we remember that the important issue is not what the conflict is about, but instead how the conflict is handled. Caring Enough to Confront will teach you how to build trust, cope with blame and prejudice, and be honest about anger and frustration. You’ll learn how to confront with compassion in family, church and work relationships to resolve conflict in a healthy and healing way.”
As I did with the other non-fiction book reviews I’ll be picking out the areas I highlighted when I read the book and discussing those points.
June was not a good reading month for me, I haven’t actually finished a book since the 18th of June. I’m half way through four books so hopefully July will be a heck of a lot better!
I’ve already done a much shorter book review for Gatecrashing by Brian Heasley which you can read here but today I want to do a review in a similar vein to my Punk Monk review. I’ll be looking at the places I put in sticky notes and highlighting points I found particularly interesting while reading the book.
Gatecrashing follows a group of Christians in Ibiza who set up a 24/7 prayer room and went out into the streets of Ibiza to keep the partygoers safe.