A little about me: I am a Christian girl who loves books, music and movies, especially classic films. I dabble in some writing, and hope to one day complete a novel. I’m a bit of a gamer as well, but I only have a few games that I can play over and over. I’m also interested in astronomy, archaeology, and history about Ancient Egypt, Israel, and the Holocaust during WWII. A little more detail…
Books: My favorite authors are Ted Dekker and C.S. Lewis. Other than their works, some of my favorite books include The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien; The Left Behind series; Heaven by Randy Alcorn; The Gifts and Ministries of the Holy Spirit by Lester Sumrall; Night by Elie Wiesel; A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle; and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor…. just to name a few. I was extremely excited when I found out that, as a blogger, I could get books for free by writing a review for them! I was even more excited to find that the programs offered Christian literature.
Music: Music is a huge part of my life. If I’m not listening to music, it’s playing in my head. I’ve played the violin since I was 8 years old and played steadily all the way through highschool. I still play every once-in-awhile. I listen to music at work and when I work on my computer at home… it helps me focus. I like almost all genres. Some of my favorite artists are Third Day, David Crowder Band, Flyleaf, Michael Buble, Michael Jackson, Switchfoot, Alison Krauss, Richard Marx, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Backstreet Boys, Journey, Relient K, Skillet, Revive, Sanctus Real, Matchbox Twenty, Michael W. Smith, Phil Collins, Creed, Bon Jovi, Kirk Franklin, Celine Dion, Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong, Ronnie Milsap, Otis Redding, Sarah Brightman, Josh Groban, Billy Joel, No Doubt, Sarah McLachlan, Norah Jones, Bryan Adams, Queen, Garth Brooks, Eva Cassidy, Eowyn, Evanescence, Jewel, Jon McLaughlin… and many more.
Movies: I’ve always loved movies. Unfortunately, they don’t make them like they used to. The only movies that I really get interested in seeing these days are the ones that are meant for kids, such as Disney/Pixar. I’m really into classic films, and I can thank my mom for that. I grew up watching old movies with her and the older I get the more I appreciate them. I also like sports movies (especially about baseball), but I’m not into sports at all. If someone would like to take a crack at explaining that one I’d be interested in your thoughts. Some of my favorite movies are The Philadelphia Story; The Thin Man series; The Shop Around the Corner; It’s a Wonderful Life; White Christmas; Singin’ In the Rain; The Lord of the Rings trilogy; Field of Dreams; The Chronicles of Narnia series; Schindler’s List; A League of Their Own; The Pirates of the Caribbean series; The Princess Bride; Clue; Moulin Rouge; That Thing You Do; X-Men series; Mrs. Winterbourne; Remember the Titans; The Mummy; The Mummy Returns; Return to Me; Sleepless in Seattle; While You Were Sleeping… and many more.
Video Games: I own three game systems; my original Nintendo, Playstation 2 and Nintendo DS. My favorites game series are Mario Bros. and Kingdom Hearts. I can play these over and over and never get bored with them.
History: Like most kids in school, I hated history. I thought it was pointless to study it and even more pointless to memorize dates. I know I was wrong now (well, maybe not about memorizing the dates). It wasn’t until I took World History in my senior year of highschool that I had one of the best history teachers ever, and he really brought history to life. I loved his class, and thanks to him I now love studying history, especially the subjects I mentioned above.
Jessica’s Musings: This blog will focus on two things: 1) my personal Bible studies. 2) book reviews. There may be other things here too from time-to-time (especially involving Christianity), but I will try to remain steady on my two main purposes for the most part. So, please enjoy and comment if you like. I’m always up for discussion.
If you would like to contact me privately, please email me at bjdoureaux[at]yahoo[dot]com.