Eloquent Finds: Harry Potter, Blind Dates, and Sherlock

By Sunday, April 10, 2016


First, I felt this was an important life update to share. Yes, I'm now reading the Harry Potter books for the first time EVER and am thoroughly enjoying the experience. Currently about halfway through The Chamber of Secrets! Follow me on Instagram @elizabeth_8212 for more life updates and book pictures! 

Now for some new Eloquent Finds for you! I think it took some soul searching for me to get to where I could do a new Eloquent Finds post after my last one, as it was devoted to Downton Abbey and that beautiful concluding episode. Sigh. But never fear! I really AM excited about this round-up and hop you enjoy! Let me know what you think!

Links to Check Out

Keith and Kristyn Getty: Facing A Task Unfinished
The title song and first single from Keith and Kristyn Getty’s new album that will release this summer. As usual, they show unique talent in how they so beautifully and richly sing the gospel. 

Sherlock Season 4 Teaser!
Season 4 of Sherlock has FINALLY begun filming, thank heavens! I like this teaser. Think it’s hinting that season 4 could be the last? I know I’m definitely curious about what’s next after that mind-bending special episode!

Photo Credit: Wallpapers Craft

Corinne Rogero: I’ll Make a Man Out of You
A friend sent me this article earlier this week, and I’ve now been browsing this girl’s blog a good bit. Approximately 4957623188 articles on this particular topic have been written, but this is one of them that’s worth reading, whether you’re male or female. These are probably my favorite lines from it:
~“[Men], whether it’s as the CEO of a Fortune 500 or as an artist who struggles to make ends meet, it’s been built into your DNA to cultivate order and to leave things better than you found them.”
~“Boys can change tires and pay bills, while men will change dirty diapers at 4am and hold their daughter’s hair back from her face when she gets sick in the middle of the night.”

Go on a Blind Date with a Book
Ha, didn’t think this was the kind of blind date I meant, did you? :) But how cool is this? I have to say, I REALLY like the idea. What do you think? And I was proud of myself for figuring out what one of the wrapped books on the home page was!
Photo Credit: Buzzfeed

Mysterious Stacks of Books in NYC are Connecting Strangers Around the World
This is really fabulous and I want to get in on it. New York, anyone? 

Cool Quotes

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. –Winston Churchill

Everything’s a story – you are a story – I am a story. –Sara Crewe, A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Any amount of theology can now be smuggled into people’s minds under the cover of romance without their knowing it. –C.S. Lewis

I am like an addict when it comes to books. Compelled to read, understand, savor, wrangle with, be moved by, learn to live from these silent companions who speak so loudly. –Carolyn Weber, Surprised by Oxford

I am his Highness’ Dog at Kew
Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?
–Alexander Pope

If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in a cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it. –Sara Crewe, A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Is any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a good fire? –C.S. Lewis

No individual, by the very state of existence, can avoid life as a form of servitude; it only remains for us to decide, deny, or remain oblivious to, whom or what we serve. –Carolyn Weber, Surprised by Oxford 

I don’t want to be married just to be married. I can’t think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can’t talk to. Or worse, someone I can’t be silent with. –Juliet Ashton, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer

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