Stealing Reading Moments: College Student Edition

This reading snapshot was captured by one of the folks before the Koinonia Berkeley Worship Service last Sunday. These two college students are part of the welcome team, and finished setting up and had nothing to do. So they chose to read! They picked up A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by W. Phillip Keller, which by the way, is a wonderful devotional book with insights from a real modern-day shepherd. (I believe there is a youth book review coming soon.)

They were reading away, and when asked if it was for a discipleship course, or something they were doing with their small group, they said no. One of the guys did disclose something to the effect of, “tbh i forgot my phone today.” Just think, had he not forgotten his phone, who knows if/when he would have ever found the mere 1.5 hours he needed in order to read this great book, and gain deeper appreciation for one of the most beloved psalms from the Bible!

reading college students

Doesn’t this photo just warm your heart? I feel welcomed just looking at it! Don’t worry, they stopped reading and started welcoming people once they started arriving. 🙂


Reading Snapshots: Pre-Halloween Niece Edition

Someone asked me if I was going to do a feature on scary books, since tomorrow is Halloween. My answer is N-O, because I don’t really read “scary” books. Plus, I’d much rather gear up for the Thanksgiving-themed features for this November. Just giving you a little teaser; I hope you’re excited!

Anyway, we all know I love being Auntie Em to many many kiddos here at Gracepoint Berkeley church, but I’m the real-deal “gomo” (고모) to two munchkins! And today, for a pre-Halloween edition of Reading Snapshots, though not a part of my Bibliopolis responsibilities per se, I will brag just a little, if you will be so kind as to indulge me. 🙂  This is my niece Millie, in her Halloween costume of customized scrubs. A very Asian-American stereotype of a costume, you say? Mayhap, mayhap. But ever since she’s been able to grab things, she’s been engaging in early literacy activities! Here she is this morning, reading with her dad (my brother) before he goes to work. The Kim family, stealing those reading moments. Oh, *there’s* the legitimate connection to this blog — fostering the love of reading!

millie reading

That’s right, Millie, doctors have to read well too! (But you don’t *have* to be a doctor. Just sayin’.)

T-shirt Design Contest Extended

As of now, 7 designs have been submitted for Bibliopolis T-Shirts. And they’re looking good! Nope, I won’t preview any of them, lest they bias your creative energies.

Many people have told me, “I have an idea! But I need more time!” In the words of Ray (or Ray’s dad, actually) from Gracepoint Irvine, “Just ask.” You asked, and you shall receive. More time, that is.


You will have all of Narnia November to work on a design, and submissions must be received by November 30, 2015. Don’t forget!

And remember, you don’t need to know fancy Photoshop. If you already submitted a design, but want to change it, that’s ok too. We are very flexible here. Happy designing!