Welcome back to Jackie Rambling On About Books She Read! This update may be comprised of the most random assortment of books so far, so please bear with me. The Localist: Think Independent, Buy Local, and Reclaim the American Dream, by Carrie Rollwagen One of the things I love most about the city of Birmingham is […]

My new pal Beatrice. "Because if you can't have a real cat for comfort, you can at least have a stuffed one." My parents get me, y'all.

VERY LONG POST ALERT. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Three weeks ago today, I was in the emergency room with impaired motor skills on my right side. Two weeks ago today, I had finally gotten a neurologist appointment set up…for February 18. One week ago today, I had just come home from a three-day stay in […]


It’s rambling story-time, my lovely readers. Grab your heated blanket and a mug of cocoa and settle in (if you don’t have those handy, how are you not frozen solid right now?) This, my friends, is my purity ring. Or, at least, it was. I was given this ring for my 14th birthday. My dad […]

On January 1, 2014, I made my very first official New Year’s Resolutions. Seven of them, in fact. And in a shocking turn of events, I actually made good (passably) on six out of those seven. 1) Read through the Bible in a year. Finished up Revelation on December 29, 2014. CHECK! 2) Cook at least […]


2013 was full of change. 2014 was…not? Kind of? I mean, things definitely changed. But they changed in much smaller ways than I’ve been used to from my last few years. There wasn’t a massive life switch at any point. Essentially, larger life categories stayed the same, while smaller things shifted within them. Does that […]


Um…it’s the end of the year? When the heck did that happen? I’m very confused about the passage of time right now… Holiday celebrations kind of took up a lot of my time during November and December, so I didn’t make it through quite as many books as I wanted. But the ones I did make […]


This post brought to you by Jackie not wanting to unpack all her stuff that currently sitting in the middle of the living room floor. One of the perks of my job is being able to take the full week of Christmas off to spend with my family. I got to spend ample time with […]

My mother does not cook. I like to make fun of her for it, which she graciously puts up with. She does, however, make approximately 100 pecan pies every single Christmas. This is in no way an exaggeration. It started with just a few for family, a couple for friends at church, nothing big. Then she realized that […]

So there’s been this thing for a while called National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) during November, where valiant souls attempt to write a 50,000+ word novel in a month. A few years ago, the blog community adapted NaNoWriMo into NaBloPoMo, where bloggers write a new post each day of November. I did neither of these things. Instead, […]

It feels like forever since I wrote my last bookshelf update. September and October have been absolutely crazy-packed! Between work, weekend vacations, and (let’s be honest) the start of the fall television season/the arrival of Gilmore Girls on Netflix, I’m actually kind of impressed at the amount of books I managed in the last two months. — […]

Matthew Kerlin

With All Your Mind: Theology and Campus Ministry

101 Books

Reading my way through Time Magazine's 100 Greatest Novels since 1923 (plus Ulysses)

The Walking In-Between

[The Journey to Becoming Ms. Lafferty]

Brave Little Champion

Average Happenings from a Storyteller's Perspective

Arise and Go

"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin."- Mother Teresa

The Happy Chase

blogging to stay positive and find the awesome in everyday life.

Ivory Layne

Debut EP "Volume One" available on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby

Ashburn Gardens

Assorted thoughts from a semester abroad


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