I don't know about you, but I love sneaking a peek at what other people are reading. Whenever I am invited over to someone's house, I secretly glance at their bookshelves, scan the titles for any books I'd like to read, and mentally make note of them. I head home and instantly add them to my GoodReads account. It's a sickness...I know!
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With the growing list of books on my "To Read Shelf", I have no hope of ever getting to all these books in my lifetime. But, at least I know that I'll never lack for a Good Read when I need one.
I'm happy to report that my kids have caught Book Fever too.
Since I can't give you an official tour of our book baskets and shelves, I thought I'd show you a quick glance of what we're currently reading.
Mocassin Trail- We have been enjoying this rugged frontier-esque look at sibling relationships, but it is a bit wordy for the younger ones to follow. I often have to reword the narration.
The Money Saving Moms's Budget- I taught a money-saving/spending class for a few years through community education, and highly recommend this book if you are looking for simple tips to living on one-income in a two-income world. While it is not an exhaustive budgeting/money-saving book, I think it is a great introduction for beginners.
Unglued- I read this book last year during a personal relationship struggle. It was a fantastic look at Biblical conflict resolution and controlling your raging emotions. In September, I revived the book and am enjoying it with a dozen or so other ladies during a small-group book study.
Sweetie Pea-5th Grade
The Word Snoop- Every few weeks, I assign Sweetie Pea a book to read. Since she has LEARNED to read, she can now read to learn. So, I typically assign her quality, fiction classics or biographies. This time, however, I veered from the norm with a humorous non-fiction book that details the evolution of the English language. I wasn't sure if she would like it or not, but she LOVE IT! She just finished it yesterday. Her next assignment will be a missionary biography or her choice.
Strawberry Girl- In addition to her school assigned-book, Sweetie Pea always has at least one other "fun" book of her choice that she glues herself to at every spare moment of the day. This is a classic, MUST READ, for every little girl, so I was glad to see her pick it up.
Super Boy-2nd Grade
Sam the Minuteman- Both my older boys read phonetically-staged readers for school, but have a fiction "just for fun" book to read at bedtime. Currently my oldest son's "fun" choice has been history or science-themed.
Blonde Warrior-1st Grade
Are You My Mother?
What's on your shelf for November? Mind if I take a quick peek?