Now that I have a little more “free” time, I have been doing more reading.
I really enjoy reading. I enjoy learning new information in non-fiction books that I can apply to my life. I also enjoy getting lost in a great fiction story, sometimes to escape life.
I am rarely reading just one book. I usually have a non-fiction, fiction, and a read aloud going for school. If none of those books happen to be digital I usually have something on my Kindle app too. You never know when you’re going to have a few moments to read, so it’s always nice to have a book of some sort handy.
Here’s what I’ve been reading lately:
I subscribe to Real Simple magazine. I enjoy flipping through magazines and every once in a while I’ll find a good article to read through. Mostly it’s just visuals to me though.
I am not an unschooler, but I knew this book would help me be okay with being a little more relaxed. If I don’t have a plan every school day, my kids will survive and it’s okay if we learn from doing projects, rather than workbooks. I honestly skimmed most of this book because I knew what I wanted out of it.
I’m at the stage of parenting a tween and I need all the help I can get. I’m only a few chapters in but I can already tell this book will definitely help me be a better mom to my girls.
This e-book has been very good. I can definitely relate to the weary mom and am glad to see God’s Word prevalent, in this book of hope. It’s one of those books where I can read a chapter, leave it for a few days and read another. It will likely be a book that I read more than once.
Who can refuse a classic? I figured it was about time I picked this one up and read through all 5,000 pages of it. Okay, it’s not that long, but honestly, I’m on chapter thirteen and having a hard time keeping interested. Is there hope?
I’m reading this to the kids for our history. It has been very interesting, even the kids like it. It is basically a biography of Queen Victoria’s life, starting when she was a baby. It’s free on Kindle, if you want to check it out.
Who doesn’t love Ramona? We have always enjoyed the Ramona books, so this is what were reading aloud for fun.
Now, don’t think I’m amazing reader woman. I’m still the Average Housewife and have been reading a couple of these books for over a month now. Getting to read for 15 minutes a day and finishing a book a couple months later is still worth it. I still remember when I had three little ones and the only thing I was reading was how to mix the baby cereal and THE GOING TO BED BOOK for the umpteenth time. The seasons change.
What have you been reading lately? I’d love some good book recommendations! If you’re in the season in life, where the only thing you have time to read is how to mix the baby cereal, I want to hear that too.
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