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What’cha Readin’?

I haven’t had made much time for reading lately but I do still have a few books going. Since I last shared the books I was reading, I ended up giving up on Les Miserables. I just couldn’t keep pushing through, so the movie will have to do.

The following books I do plan on finishing, though I’m not sure when that will be.

Hope for the Weary Mom is another book I started last year, but it is on my Kindle app so it doesn’t get read too often. I am still enjoying it and almost finished with it.

So boast, mom. Boast in the fact that you’re not good enough, not strong enough, not smart enough, NOT ENOUGH to be a good mom. And watch what God does.


Practicing Affirmation: God-Centered Praise of Those Who Are Not God I mentioned I was going to read this in my pursuit of joy and I am sadly only on the second chapter but enjoying it all the same.

If anyone but Christ exemplifies any aspect of Christlikeness, it is because Christ enabled him to do it.


Joy: A Godly Woman’s Adornment I love this book! It is filled with little devotionals about joy. I’ve only read one or two a week, but every time I learn something that helps me along my path of Joy in God. I look forward to reading more books by Lydia Brownback.

When we complain about illness or job loss or whatever it may be, we are declaring, whether we realize it or not, that God isn’t handling our affairs very well.


Across Five Aprils is our read aloud for History. It is based around the Civil War period and is a winner of a Newberry Medal. I am sure it will be a great story as the kids are already asking to read more than we’re supposed to each week.

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness This is our current fun read aloud. My oldest has already read it several times but I wanted to read it and share it with the younger two. It is the first of The Wingfeather Saga and has already brought much enjoyment to our days, as we try and keep up with the imagination of Andrew Peterson.

Hello, dear Skreeans! Fangs are ugly!


The Treasures of Weatherby This is a book I’m pre-reading for my eldest. She loves to read and I try to allow her some freedom in the library to pick what she wants, but there are times I’m not so comfortable just handing the book over. I often don’t let her get books that I question because I don’t have a lot of free time to read, but this time I decided to go for it.

What have you been reading lately?

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6 thoughts on “What’cha Readin’?

  1. I’m reading Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster. It’s been on my list to read for 10 years but I’m finally getting around to it and so far, I LOVE it.

    I’m also reading the Tale of Desperaux because everyone else in my family read it, and we watched the movie together, then they told me the book was good but the movie was bad. Now I have to see what they’re talking about. 🙂

    Oh and we’re reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for school time. One of my all time favorites.

    I’m going to have to put some of yours on my list!


    1. Discipline…that might be a good one for me to read. I haven’t read the others either, but I’m sure my kids would love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


  2. I just finished Pomme de Terre the 2nd book in Candace Simar’s series about the Minnesota Indian uprising.

    Great books on the settling of Minnesota if you can handle the harsh savagery of the killing and scalping of women and children for a few pages. The truth isn’t always pretty.


  3. I’m currently reading two VERY good books! The Hole in our Holiness by Kevin DeYoung & Give Them Grace by Elyse Fitzpatrick. I HIGHLY recommend them!


    1. I have been hearing a lot of good things about both those books. I’ll have to add them to the list:) Thanks for the recommendation, Caryn!


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