5 Things: Love to Dare Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like those of us who allowed themselves to indulge in brand new books. One of these books is shared below… I\’ll let you know if the others are any good! Well, even if you didn\’t guilt yourself into an \”It\’s February and time for a newContinue reading “5 Things: Love to Dare Edition”

Book Review: Raising the Barre

Title: Raising the BarreAuthor: Lauren Kessler (AKA Laurissa Kesslova)Publisher: Da CapoRelease Date: November 24, 2015 Looking for a book to please the ballet lover or adult ballet student in your life? (Or even yourself?) I think they will really appreciate this new release by writer, adult ballet dancer, and Nutcracker aficionado Lauren Kessler. What beganContinue reading “Book Review: Raising the Barre”

Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter

Title: Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals MatterAuthor: Richard Barrios Score: 4/5 quills Publisher: Oxford University PressRelease Date: May 6, 2014 “Where other genres simply pass in and out of style, musicals soar and careen and nosedive. Intended to seem effortless and diverting they are beneath those gleaming surfaces, complicated and contradictory.” –Dangerous Rhythm by RichardContinue reading “Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter”

Dancing Through It

Title: Dancing Through It – My Journey in the BalletAuthor: Jenifer RingerPublisher: Penguin Group – Viking AdultRelease Date: February 20, 2014 Score: 4/5 quills \”Ask a dancer what her weaknesses are, and she will be able to give you an immediate and very detailed list. Ask a dancer about her strengths, and she has to pauseContinue reading “Dancing Through It”

the ajennda\’s top 10 blog posts of 2013

Happy New Year! Can you believe it\’s 2014 already? 2013 was a lovely year and that\’s mostly because of you, dear readers and guest bloggers. Thank you for contributing, reading and encouraging. These were the most read posts of 2013 thanks to you! 10) 5 Things: La Belle France Edition (Guest Post)9) Book Review: So,Continue reading “the ajennda\’s top 10 blog posts of 2013”

Book Review: Two Books Are Better Than One

Not one but two musicians turned authors are the focus of this month\’s book review. These gift size hard cover books carry some uplifting and thoughtful topics for spiritual growth. First up is Travis Cottrell\’s He Knows Your Name with an introduction by Beth Moore. The book is a quick read with a conversational styleContinue reading “Book Review: Two Books Are Better Than One”

Book Review & Giveaway: Daughter of Jerusalem

Title: Daughter of JerusalemAuthor: Joan WolfPublisher: Worthy PublishingRelease Date: April 16, 2013 Mary Magdalene had to have had a life before she encountered Jesus Christ but what was her life like? Daughter of Jerusalem is a fictional work which attempts to give a deeper story to Mary\’s family life and the events the occurred priorContinue reading “Book Review & Giveaway: Daughter of Jerusalem”

Book Review: Perfecting Kate

Title: Perfecting Kate Author: Tamara LeighPublisher: Multnomah PublishersRelease Date: Februrary 20, 2007 Kate is a 30-something (who may or may not only admit to 29) single woman with a thriving business as an artist in San Francisco. However, she is also dealing with some insecurities including body image and the inability to have biological children.Continue reading “Book Review: Perfecting Kate”

Book Review: Grounded

Title: Grounded Authors: Neta Jackson and Dave Jackson Publisher: Worthy Publishing Release Date: May 7, 2013 In the first installment of the \”Windy City Stories\” series, Grace Meredith is Contemporary Christian Music artist at what seems like the height of her career. Just coming off a highly successful tour, she is blindsided by her fiance\’Continue reading “Book Review: Grounded”

Book Review: Invisible

<!–[if !mso]>st1\\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } <![endif]–> Title: Invisible: A Novel Author: Ginny L. Yttrup Publisher: B&H Publishing Group Release Date: April 1, 2013 Ellyn, Sabina and Twila are three women struggling with their identities and self worth. They find their lives intermingling in a small coastal town in Northern California while working to overcome hurts-both physical andContinue reading “Book Review: Invisible”