Monday Musings

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Since today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I have some time away from school and work to share some links and things that I’m loving recently. Maybe some of them will be entertaining and/or enlightening to you!

Links and Things

1. What I’m Reading Now
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. Well, I’m listening to it, but that counts! One of my professors recommended this book, so I decided to check it out.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. Mainly because I want the bragging rights, but also partly because of this miniseries that starts tonight. It stars Lily James of Downton Abbey and Cinderella. Since it’s a massive book, I’ll probably have a review ready for you this time next year. 🙂

2. One Book I’m Adding to my Wish List ASAP
The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606. 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, but 410 years ago the bard was writing some of his most influential works. This book shows how important the year 1606 was in Shakey’s life–he wrote Macbeth, King Lear, and Antony and Cleopatra, three of his greatest tragedies.

3. I Appreciate This Outline of MLK’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” 
I remember reading MLK’s famous letter in the 10th grade. We studied his rhetorical choices and why this letter became so famous. If you’ve never read it, it can look intimidating because it is pretty long and involved. The Gospel Coalition has inserted helpful headings that show you the thought process behind the composition of the letter.

Currently Loving

1. Last Night’s Episode of Downton Abbey
That wedding! Tom! Edith! The hour flies by too quickly.

2. Daniel Radcliffe’s Tribute to Alan Rickman
You can read it in its entirety here.

3. This album by Rend Collective
They played at Passion, and I’m hooked!

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