The Book Devotions

A romantic grab bag + more

Published about 2 months agoΒ β€’Β 2 min read

Happy weekend, Reader.

My whole family has been laid up with a stomach bug and head cold this week, but thankfully we're on the mend. I sure hope you and yours are in good health!

Two quick things:

Fairy Tale February: The Last Lap

We're almost finished with Fairy Tale February. If you're new around here, some of us have challenged ourselves to read one fairy tale per day during February. Here's the full reading calendar if you want to catch up or finish early.

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Think about an author you love. This person is writing books right now and hasn't yet risen to J. K. Rowling-level fame (but totally deserves it). How do you support this person's work? How do you show them love?

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The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.
Psalm 19:1–4

Book Lover's Grab Bag

πŸ’˜ So many great booklists were shared last week around Valentine's Day. Here are two:

🫢 If you're not into romances, but you do enjoy a romantic subplot, this excellent series has been keeping me company this week while I've been sick.

πŸ’― Laurel Ann Nattress from Austenprose has started a project called Jane Austen in 100 Objects. Her first article is all about Jane's portable writing desk. I'm here for this!

🌸 Speaking of Jane Austen, Puffin in Bloom just released three gorgeous editions of her work. Look at that luscious cover art on P&P, S&S, and Emma.

πŸ‘ I must say, I've been impressed by The New Jerusalem, a Substack co-authored by father-and-son duo, Andrew and Spencer Klavan. They write short emails back and forth to one another, discussing society, culture, and what it means to be human.

As always, I'll leave you with one irresistible indulgenceβ€”for those of us who want a purse that's a book holder first and foremost.

Your devoted,


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The Book Devotions

Michelle Watson

I'm a homeschool mom who loves to read. Every week, I email you book recommendations and reviews, fun printables, bits of bookish news. Come on over and read with us! We'd love to have you.

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