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2 Books I Finished This Week, 1 Book I Did NOT Finish + Books I Plan to Read This Coming Week


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Books Read This Week - 06-10

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.

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2 Books I Finished This Week

Large Family Homeschooling

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 Childrens Sake

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!

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Click here to see all the books I have read so far this year!

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6 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, Sheri! Pride & Prejudice is my all-time FAVORITE book! I love Jane Austen's books and most of the movies made from her books are very good too. I have read Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion and of course P & P! I am reading Emma right now. I admit that her style of writing can take some getting used too, but I LOVE it! I have always had a deep appreciation for anything English and it may be because I was raised overseas and actually had a British teacher and British friends, or it could be I was always meant to be an Anglophile! Regardless, I love this book and had a crush on Mr Darcey. Heehee Okay, I'm hungry for tea and scones. Cheerio, my friend!
    1. Ok Rene...if you are a Jane Austen fan, I will definitely give it another try :)! I think part of it is that I am not used to her style of writing. I will try to pick it back up soon and try again. You convinced me ;)! Have a blessed day!
  2. Aw. :( Pride and Prejudice is my all-time favorite book. I recommend sticking with it. It's definitely worth it. Also, are you reading a copy with "background" information? The Barnes & Noble edition has a wonderful educational forward by a professor and an extremely helpful numbered endnotes section. I don't think I would have understood the nuances without those.
    1. Dear Leigh, Ok...you all have convinced me. I won't give up on it! I'm not sure what version I have, just the one I got off of Amazon for free on Kindle. I'll keep reading and see if I can't get into it more as I go along. Thanks!
  3. I attempted to read "Pride and Prejudice" a few months ago. I couldn't get into it either. My son and sister also tried and none of us could get interested. I LOVE "A Girl of the Limberlost" though! I am from Michigan so it was really neat to have them mention towns near us. I should read it with my girls this summer, I think they would enjoy it. This week I finished "Copper Sun" by Sharon Draper. I really enjoyed it.
    1. Dear Teresa, I may try another one of Jane Austen's novels another time. Maybe I just didn't give it enough time ;). We are loving A Girl of the Limberlost too. I haven't heard of Copper Sun. I'll have to check that one out! :)

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