Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Changes to the Blog Roll

Over on the left hand side-bar, I have a list of blogs I love to visit, which I titled "Resting Places for Heart and Mind." In general these are blogs I enjoy reading regularly or at least semi-regularly, whose content I find encouraging, funny, thought-provoking or simply beautiful. Lots of them (though not all) feature a love of God, a love of good books, and a love of children, families and parenting. Quite a few of them are blogs that discuss homeschooling as well.

I've just added the blog Semicolon to my list. I only recently discovered it and have been enjoying it a great deal. The woman who blogs there reads more than I would have thought humanly possible, and she often shares her passions in well-ordered lists of books and other resources. A great find.

On the other end of the spectrum, I've been contemplating taking the Austen Blog off my list. I do check it from time to time and find it a fun round-up of Austen-related "stuff." They're especially good at keeping track of all the Austen citings in popular culture -- books, stage, and screen. But I sometimes find the tone a bit too "inner-circle"ish, as though there are a lot of private jokes I'm just not in on. However, I enjoy it enough that I'm going to keep in on for now. If anyone has any recommendations of other good blogs engaging Austen, I'd love to hear about them. I know about some of the big websites, like Republic of Pemberley, but I'd be most interested in the personal, thoughtful musings of a passionate Austen reader. If they're engaging her work from a faith perspective, even better!


Sherry said...

Thanks for the compliment, and I hope you'll keep visiting. Reading and sharing what I read with others is a passion for me. Serving the Lord is another.

Beth said...

I happened to be scrolling back through some very old posts (compiling my list of books read in 2007) and saw this comment...somehow I missed it the first time through! So glad you popped in! I have indeed kept on visiting, and have so enjoyed your posts.