Thursday, March 21, 2013

Like Mother... Like Son (and Daughter)

I am often caught up in more than one book, or at the very least, am gunning to finish one book so that I can finish another!  I just may have passed that trait onto my children. 

My two oldest kids keep their current books on my bedside table because they read in my room after the three youngest have gone to bed in the evening.  Before I go to bed, I straighten my table every night.  (Another trait that they have not inherited is compulsive neatness.) I noticed that the pile seemed to be growing and I discovered that each child was in the middle of two books.  Like mother, like children! 

Maddie (age 8) is reading:

Summer Party (A Cobble Street Cousins book) by Cynthia Rylant
The Wind in the Willows #5: Sneaky Toad (Easy Reader Classics) by Laura Driscoll

Gavin (age 10) is reading:

The Aesop for Children by Milo Winter
The Curse of King Tut's Mummy (A Stepping Stones Book) by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

What are your children reading?


  1. Sarah age 10 has recently finished The Hobbit. She is currently reading Swiss Family Robinson. (her reading has soared this year! Miracle!)

    Kyle age 7 just read Trusty - Tried and True. He will pick a new book today.

    Rachel age 13 is reading The Hobbit now.

    I often has several books going at once as well! I am currently reading The Shaping of a Christian Family by Elisabeth Elliot and I have two books on hold at the library - Laura Childs Tea Shop Mysteries! Love those.


  2. I read The Shaping of a Christian Family a few years ago. So rich and meaty! In fact, in order to take it all in, I read only a chapter a week so I had time to absorb. I am currently re-reading All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot. So good!

  3. The Shaping of a Christian family is on my list to read this year. Right now, I'm reading Cleaning House: A Mom’s Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement.

    While I didn't think I was entitling my kids I can see subtle ways I'm doing the work they could and should do. Thankfully, they're still in the stage where they (for the most part) want to help.

    Now I just need to retrain myself :)

  4. We just finished Five Children and It yesterday (finally).

    Kylie is reading Crazy Love. Korinne is reading The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Connor is reading Baseball's Greatest Moments in History. TJ is reading Buffaloes Before Breakfast.

  5. I'm actually reading too :) The Shallows by Nicholas Carr, Elevate the Everyday (mom photography), and re-reading Loving the Little Years (with Fit to Burst waiting).


    I tried Desperate. I did. 2.5 chapters in ... I tossed it.

    ... you have me intrigued with The Shaping of a Christian Family.

  6. I've been wanting to read Loving the Little Years, but I've never bought it and the library doesn't have it.


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