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Intentional Earbuds #2--The MARS HILL AUDIO Journal: Where All Things Considered Meets God

It’s been described as “heady, extraordinary.”  It’s where I first heard about Sigrid Undset’s Kristin Lavransdatter and P.D. James’ The Children of Men

I discovered  1,132 more words


Fascinating Facts about Sigrid Undset, Author of Kristin Lavransdatter

I’m indebted to Thomas More College literature professor Anthony Esolen for questioning why Sigrid Undset so seldom appears on lists of women offered as role models for girls aiming for greatness. 839 more words


"Kristin Lavransdatter" by Sigrid Undset

“‘[T]is well when we dare not do a thing we think is not good and fair, but not so well when we think a thing not good and fair because we dare not do it.'” 659 more words


Kristin and Antonia: learning from my literary sisters

Over the past month I read both Kristin Lavransdatter, by Sigrid Undset, and My Antonia, by Willa Cather, for the first time. I couldn’t help but mentally compare the two eponymous protagonists as I was reading, as both are Catholic women written by female authors, but are in temperament and circumstance very different. 820 more words


Birth plan

I am officially in the third trimester so naturally I’ve got birth on the brain (and in the womb–braxton hicks all day, every day). This is my second go around with it so I sort of know what to expect. 795 more words


New Book Acquisitions - February 2017

Followers of this blog will roll their eyes if I were to say, again, that I am trying to cut down on my book purchases. But I am trying to institute a change and improve the quality of my purchases. 847 more words