My name is Madelyn Canada and I love books, beauty, and beholding Christ. I’ve been writing odds and ends since I was in Kindergarten and this little corner of the web is where I occasionally share some of the things I’ve been reading, learning, writing, and enjoying.
I’ve been told I can be a walking contradiction. My favorite films include The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, North and South (Richard Armitage really crushed that), and Anne of Green Gables. Yet at the same time, my brothers have always known that they can keep their morning person of a sister awake until ridiculously late hours by suggesting we watch a Marvel movie (hello, Peggy Carter, send me your lipstick brand please), Star Wars, and yes, those annoyingly hilarious How to Train Your Dragon shows on Netflix. (Don’t deny it. You know you love them too.)
I read a lot of heavy theology books. Commentaries on sale make my heart skip and the ideal just-because gift would be a book by Martyn Lloyd-Jones or a trip to the G3 Conference (thanks Dad for making that one a reality). I also love a good romance novel. Jane Eyre is the most read book on my shelf, right alongside Janette Oke’s beloved Love Comes Softly.
My brother says that I’m as stubborn as Jo March, talk more than Anne Shirley, and have style as eccentric as Ms. Frizzle. I don’t know if he means that as a compliment or not, but I’m going to pretend that’s the case.
I am currently studying English Literature (but dreaming about getting a degree in Biblical Studies) and living in the Midwest with my ever so Southern family, dog named Gilbert, and fish named Cuthbert. (Anyone guess what a few of my favorite books are?) I seek to faithfully live the life God has given me and share the goodness and grace of Jesus with others as I do so.
Below are several blogs I follow.
From books to music to solid Scriptural encouragement, Glenna has you covered. Her album Hold Me Fast is one of my favorites. You can find a link to purchase it on her blog.
Tim Challies is a Canadian author, speaker, and blogger. When you follow his blog, you’ll get his daily A la Carte in your inbox. It is a wonderful assortment of daily articles from the web on current events, theological studies, and general news from a Christian worldview.
Lindsey does thorough reviews on books for girls. If you are wanting to find clean, fun reads for girls between 11 and 19, her blog is the place to go! She is the sweetest! Her YouTube channel is loads of fun too. Lots of book talk, fangirling, and joy!