Friday, July 25, 2008

What Are You Reading? July edition

There is just not enough time to read everything I want to read. I can't stop myself from reading multiple books at once, but I try to stick with one fiction and one non-fiction at a time to keep things under control! Of course, I'm usually in the middle of a read-aloud with the kids, too. I like a comment Babychaser made about how reading aloud to the kids is a way to read books I never got around to reading. We make it a point to read excellent, non-fluffy literature so the books I read to them are often just as interesting to me as to them. The following is my current list:

The Bible-- I'm currently in I John.

The Strength of His Hand by Lynn Austin-- This is the third book in her historical fiction series on King Hezekiah.

Confessions of a Medical Heretic by Robert Mendelsohn-- the same doctor who wrote How to Raise a Healthy Spite of Your Doctor

Deceptively Delicious
by Jessica Seinfeld-- I never found the need to try to disguise veggies in a child's food...until I had a child who would live on bread and applesauce if I would let him! Our first attempt was meatballs (with squash puree). I thought it was wonderful. He spit it out!

We are between read-alouds. We just finished The Mouse of Amherst by Elizabeth Spires about a little rodent who lives with Emily Dickinson. The kids loved it so much we finished it in two sittings. We are about to start Little Rascal by Sterling North.

Now it's your turn! Take a minute to tell me what you are reading. What are you reading in your personal Bible study? How about a Bible study at church? Or something (even a picture book) you have read recently to your child(ren). How about a magazine you faithfully read? Tell me about it. Even if you don't usually comment, could you take a minute and share with me...and all of us...your list or recommendation? I'd love to hear from you!


  1. Mothering Magazine. While rather thin for a bimonthly, its articles are not dumb fluff--they are useful and thought-provoking and the writers understand that their audience is full of smart women. I even read the ads because they're not just your usual Pampers and Fisher Price. Baby carriers, cloth diapers, cosleepers, etc are so much more interesting to read about!

  2. Hey... thanks for the link! What am I reading? The Bible (though I am not as faithful about this as I should be.) I'm picking at Elizabeth George's Beautiful in God's Eyes (though it's been a while since I've opened it.) Oh, and Passionate Housewives, Desperate for God... though I've barely started that either... and it's been a while.) The one I've been actively ready as of late (and by active I do mean if I pick anything up at all, it's this one) is The Sneaky Chef. I'll be writing a review on it this week and giving it away on my blog!! Don't miss it!

  3. the mommy diaries... proverbs.... and i think that's it.

  4. I am reading How to Raise Unaselfish Children in a Self Absorbed World by Jill Rigby. Except for the fact that she uses the Message to quote Scripture, it is wonderful. I am learning LOTS!

    God bless-

    P.S. I have Deceptively Delicious and it was good for awhile. Some recipes are very time consuming though! :)

  5. Right now I'm reading a mystery called Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts. It's a bit of a sci fi book along with lots of mystery.

    I also really like books like those by Steven Covey,such as The 7Habits. It's motivational but not rah rah.

    Oh and about reading to kids. I know a boy whose mom was still reading to him as a teen. It was just their time together. They'd read 10 pages a night. It was just their time together. Sounds odd for a teen boy but he really enjoyed that time with his mom.


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