It has been a somewhat crazy week! Whew! My father and mother-in-law will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday and my husband and I are planning a fun surprise celebration for them at our house on Saturday. So this week has been busy getting all the details worked out for that. Then on Sunday, my cousin and his family from out of state will be visiting us for the day. It will be fun to see them too!
Because of the busyness, I did not get as much time to sit and read. I have also spent more time in prayer for the husband of a close friend of mine who has been in the hospital battling an infection. That has been much more important than reading time this week! Thanks to each of you who read my prayer request for him on Facebook and have been praying. I know they feel the prayers.
Well, I better close and get on to the books I did get read and the ones I’ve chosen to read the coming week.
2 Books I Finished This Week
Large Family Homeschooling – This book is written by my friend, Amy. I loved it! It was full of practical advice on how to homeschool when you have a large family. Whether I like to admit it or not, having many children does bring some challenges when you homeschool, but Amy offers such great advice and encouragement! It can be done and done well! I highly recommend this book!
For the Children’s Sake – It took me a while, but this book is so full of “meat” that I just had to read it slowly to absorb it all! This is a great book and one that I recommend to any parent – homeschooling or not!
1 Book I Did Not Finish
Pride and Prejudice – Well, I hate to admit it, but I just could not get into this book! I read about 5 chapters and it just didn’t keep my interest. I have never read any of Jane Austen’s books, so maybe I should try another? If you are a Jane Austen reader, do you have one you would recommend?
Books I Plan to Read This Coming Week
A Girl of the Limberlost – This is the current book we are reading in our afternoon read-aloud times. The copy I have is the one that was passed down to me from my grandparents — copyright 1909! We have really been enjoying it and look forward to reading more this week! This book is also included in my Read-Aloud Treasury Vol. 5 on Kindle!
Island of the Blue Dolphins – This is our current read-aloud I am reading to the kids at breakfast. It has been really good so far.
Deepest Roots of the Heart – This is a fairly new book by Chautona Havig. I love historical fiction and look forward to reading this one based in 1945 during the WWII.
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! Can’t wait!
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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