We are gearing up for a fun 4th of July celebration at our house. The kids are getting excited to have the grandparents here, plus we are celebrating a couple birthdays that are this coming week (my youngest daughter and me)! It should be fun.
I was able to get some reading done this week, finishing up a couple books with the kids, and look forward to starting some new books next week. Also, I want to make sure you don’t miss out on a couple freebies – be sure to grab the free ebook this month AND the free Cash Envelope System!
Well, I better close and get on to the books I got read and the ones I’ve chosen to read the coming week.
3 Books I Finished This Week
Island of the Blue Dolphins – We finished up this book yesterday at breakfast. It has been fun to be able to get a little more reading in at breakfast time. I usually start with a Bible story out of The Child’s Story Bible, then read a chapter out of a devotional book, then a chapter or two out of a fun literature book.
A Girl of the Limberlost – We finished up this book this afternoon during our read-aloud time. It was a little harder for the kids to follow, but we all enjoyed the book and the good ending. The copy I have is the one that was passed down to me from my grandparents — copyright 1909! This book is also included in my Read-Aloud Treasury Vol. 5 on Kindle!
Speak Now – I decided to read another one of Chautona Havig’s books and chose this one. It was good and dealt with some more mature relationship issues. Lots of good lessons and things to think about in this book!
Books I Plan to Read This Coming Week
The Magician’s Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia-1) – I am really excited to start reading this one with the kids! I read The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe when I was younger, but haven’t read any of C.S. Lewis’ other books. We’ll start with this one and see if we want to continue with the next. This will be our read-aloud book in the afternoons.
The Dangerous Canoe Race – There are five books in this series and we read the first three a year or so ago and never got the last two read. So, I decided to pick these up now and read them. Since we finished The Island of the Blue Dolphins, we will begin reading this one along with our other breakfast reading. Can’t wait!
Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World – I love the advice from Michael Hyatt and have followed his blog for probably over a year now. I have had this book on Kindle for a while now and have never read it. Several have recommended it again recently, so I decided to get it pulled up and read it! I didn’t get this one finished this week, but continue to work my way through the chapters as I have time. There is a wealth of great advice in this book and I can’t wait to finish it!
Addicted to Busy – I picked up this book when it was free on Kindle this week (I think it is still free–but check the price first!) Reading the introduction, it looks like it will be a really good book!
Pride and Prejudice – After many of you emailed me and sent notes of encouragement, I decided to give this one another try! Guess what? It is starting to grow on me! I can’t tell how long this book is because it is on my Kindle, but it must be a big one. I have spent a lot of time reading and just a little over half way through. I have to say, though, that I am enjoying it and can’t wait to finish it this week.
Own Your Life – I am currently studying through this book with a friend. We read a chapter a week and then discuss together via email or Skype. This study has been so good and I highly recommend it!
Click here to see all the books I have read so far this year!
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