Why I’m Not Reading Fifty Shades of Grey

by Edie Wadsworth on July 24, 2012

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I’ve been thinking about it lately because the references are everywhere and then someone ask me if I was going to read it.  I hadn’t taken the time to process my thoughts correctly about the book.  I had heard the premise and then read a bunch of reviews. I knew right away that it wasn’t […]

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My (not so) Storybook Life

by Edie Wadsworth on June 23, 2012

I’ve got the perfect summer read for you!  And I couldn’t be happier to tell you that my very long time blog friend , Liz, is the author!    I started blogging in May of 2008 and I think I found Liz’s blog about 6 months after that.  She blogs at Mabel’s House and you […]


“Sowing” {a kitchen garden}

by Edie Wadsworth on May 1, 2012

I’m downright shaken to the core by Wendell Berry’s writing.  When is the last time you read someone who simultaneously made you want to be a better mother and wife, grow a garden, raise some livestock and read more poetry and Homer?  He is a prophet of sorts, providing insightful and critical commentary on our […]


Read Books and Live Well, part 1

by Edie Wadsworth on April 13, 2012

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This post is lengthy with lots of links but don’t miss the giveaway at the end! I’m passionate about reading and about promoting reading in my circle of influence.  I’m on a quest to read the classics that I never really enjoyed in high school or never read at all. I hope this series will […]

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Lenten Devotion::Grace Upon Grace

by Edie Wadsworth on February 20, 2012

Lent begins this week on Ash Wednesday and I want to invite you to go on a Lenten journey with me. I’ll be reading the book Grace Upon Grace by John Kleinig and posting once a week about the reading. The book has an introduction and then five chapters so we’ll take the introduction this […]


Grace for the Good Girl

by Edie Wadsworth on February 8, 2012


Hi, my name is Edie and this is my friend Emily and we are recovering good girls. It’s sounds so quaint and harmless but my good girl nearly destroyed my life. Emily has done a very brave and dangerous thing .  She has exposed the good girl in us all—-and with wit and kindness, has helped […]


Crushing on Lewis

by Edie Wadsworth on February 2, 2012

I read The Great Divorce this weekend for the 3rd or 4th or 5th time.   Lewis dreams that he dies and takes the bus trip to heaven.  When he gets there, all the people from earth look likes ghosts compared to the people who’ve been in heaven.  Apparently, sanctification, becoming a real person—-that can […]

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Bookclub with Amy Greene, author of Bloodroot

by Edie Wadsworth on January 23, 2011

At least four people told me about it.   “You HAVE to read this book.  You’ll love it.  It’s about growing up in Appalachia.” So when Ms. Cindy told me that the author Amy Greene was signing books at the fall festival, I felt guilty that I hadn’t read it yet. But I went to […]


The Problem of Pain

by Edie Wadsworth on December 31, 2010

from C.S. Lewis’ The Problem of Pain–chapter 6 “The human spirit will not even begin to surrender self-will as long as all seems to be well with it. Now error and sin both have this property, that the deeper they are, the less their victim suspects their existence; they are masked evil. Pain is unmasked […]

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What Amy Greene and The Avett Brothers have in common…..

by Edie Wadsworth on November 18, 2010


If I were stranded alone on a deserted island and could only take the bare necessities with me, I’d take my espresso maker and my books. I know what you’re thinking. I’m gonna wish I had my toothbrush and my laptop. Okay, I’ll take those too. If there’s one thing that I don’t like about […]


The little kitchen that could…..

by Edie Wadsworth on June 11, 2010


If you think you’re tired of waiting on this kitchen, imagine me—cooking a big heaping pile of onions at the exact same time the guys are installing that cabinet over the microwave.  Saw dust was flying everywhere and I think the installer could hardly believe I was cooking right in the middle of it all. […]


On David, Brandi Carlile and ‘Hallelujah’

by Edie Wadsworth on January 27, 2010


{photo of my favorite accessory and flea market find :  the bust of David} This year, in lieu of my traditional list of New Year’s resolutions, I decided to do a ’40 in 40′; forty things I wanted to do in my fortieth year of life. But because I couldn’t quite figure out photoshop and […]


Desperate for Home :: A Review of Till We Have Faces

by Edie Wadsworth on January 17, 2010

I shall attempt to give my thoughts on C.S. Lewis’ book  Till We Have Faces.   I know this for sure;  what little  I can string together on the subject  will be inadequate.  This book left me stunned, ashamed  and yet profoundly hopeful and longing. It’s a complex layered story that lays bare the human […]


Books Read in 2009

by Edie Wadsworth on January 13, 2010

All the President’s Men Harry Potter-Chamber of Secrets The Glass Castle Harry Potter book 1 West Oversea (Lars Walker) The Abolition of Man Toqueville’s Democracy in America Heaven on Earth Glen Beck’s Common Sense Thomas Paine’s Common Sense Year of Wonders How to Read Literature Like a Professor March John Lock’s 2nd Treatise of Gov’t […]


The Theology of Harry Potter

by Edie Wadsworth on November 20, 2009


::Spoiler Alert:: Though I’m guessing that most of you who are going to read them have already! The first Harry Potter book, The Sorcerer’s Stone, was released in 1997, when my son Taylor was 7 years old. I bought the first book and we read the first five or so chapters aloud before I began […]

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