Midweek Mix-Up: 2 Books I’m Reading Right Now, and Tools for Writers

How has your week gone so far? In this week’s version of midweek mix-up, I’m sharing a couple fascinating books I’m currently reading, and several useful resources for writers and homeschoolers.

Books I’m reading this week:

The Eagle, by Rosemary Sutcliff

The Eagle (previously Eagle of the Ninth), by Rosemary Sutcliff
Progress: 6% (page 18 of 192)

The story hasn’t really picked up yet, but I know it will get interesting, so I’m doing my best to persevere! I’m hoping to get through this one soon, so I can read its sequel—The Silver Branch—before we have to send it back to the library.

Amy Carmichael: Rescuer of Precious Gems, by Janet & Geoff Benge

Amy Carmichael: Rescuer of Precious Gems, by Janet & Geoff Benge
Progress: 55%

Mom bought this in audio form a while ago, and yesterday when I was uploading the review she wrote of the Christian Heroes: Then and Now Series, I was reminded of the fact that we have it. Since I hadn’t listened to it yet, and since I was doing work that could be done while listening to a story, I was delighted to do double-purpose here.

I’m loving Amy Carmichael’s story! I knew she was from Ireland, but hearing the different little tidbits of her early life—first, the family went from a life of upper-class richness to being too poor to go to finishing school. Then she had a call to do work for the Lord, and began working with the “shawlies”—young women who worked long hours in the factories. Later, she went for a brief stint of missionary work in Japan, and then became too sick to continue there. After that, she had to return to England to help an old friend, and had to recuperate from sickness herself. I never realized before how much sickness hindered her work—but despite that disability, she had an amazing drive and a beautiful vision to bless all those she met with Jesus’ love.

Useful posts this week:

Resource of the week:

30 Ultimately Effective Social Media Tools For Writers

Not only social media tools, though, but grammatical helpers, apps for helping you write better, and much, much more! Check it out—I think you’ll find it useful, just as I have!

2 thoughts on “Midweek Mix-Up: 2 Books I’m Reading Right Now, and Tools for Writers

    1. Which sequel did you read, Tani? We’ve read both The Silver Branch (book two) and The Lantern Bearers (book three) and the general consensus around here was that book two was just as good as book one, but The Lantern Bearers was a bit of a let-down.

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