Monday, April 8, 2013

On My Bookshelf

I am an unapologetic bookworm. If you know me at all you know that I can't go too long without sticking my nose in a book. And I'm an equal opportunity reader. Fiction...Non-fiction. Doesn't matter.

So when given the assignment to talk about a Good Read I couldn't just narrow it down to a favorite. Instead, I am going to give a little glimpse of my current "bookshelf."

Not literally, of course. For one, I would have to move 2 bikes from in front of one and my sewing stuff from in front of the other. And I don't even want to talk about the boxes and boxes and boxes of books in our storage unit. But I'm not bitter. Maybe I should read less?

Moving on.

With no rhyme or reason...Here is what I am currently reading, what I want to read and what I think you might enjoy reading.

ONE OF THOSE BOOKS THAT MIGHT JUST CHANGE MY LIFE

Trim Healthy Mama

I have a million diet and health books. This one makes so much sense to me. And it speaks to my soul. I am hoping that this might be what gets me past my 3 month weight loss plateau...not to mention make life (and my health) just a little more fabulous.

THE BOOK I AM READING RIGHT NOW BECAUSE HOMESCHOOL CONVENTION IS NOT COMING QUICKLY ENOUGH.

When Children Love to Learn

If you're a homeschool mama you know what I'm talking about. I need motivation and a little kick in the pants. Our annual homeschool convention is still a few weeks away and this little book has provided some much needed inspiration.

THE BOOK I AM ANXIOUSLY STALKING MY LIBRARY FOR

Midnight at Marble Arch

I love a good mystery. Anne Perry is one of my favorite authors. She writes historical period mysteries that are dark, yet not filled with filth. Her new book is almost ready to come out.

BEDTIME READ ALOUD: BECAUSE WE NEED A LITTLE FLUFF

The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog

Hank the  Cowdog books are hysterical. But we have never read the first one. We've also been up to our eyeballs in Beowulf, Treasure Island and a variety of historical literature. I think Josiah and I are both ready for some serious fluff.

THE BOOK I AM STARING AT BECAUSE AFTER A LONG WINTER I NEED TO FRESHEN UP MY HOUSE

Shabby Chic

I've had this book for years. It still makes me happy. I can't really go on the full Shabby Chic style...the Studly Muffin likes things a bit more modern. But I certainly can create a few happy places in my house.

THE BOOK I AM READING THAT I HAVE READ AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN

Through Gates of Splendor

I adore stories of Missionaries. Which is not surprising considering I was born on the mission field in Nicaragua. This one is one of my favorites. And greatly impacted me as a young person. Haven't read it yet? Grab it up. You won't regret it.

Hopefully, I've give you a few ideas for your bookshelf. Do you have any favorites you are reading?

I am linking up to the Good Read Blog Hop at the Schoolhouse Review Crew blog.

4 comments:

  1. I love reading, too. I just ordered 5 new books by one author, and have been frantically trying to finish the ones I have been working on, so that when these new ones come I can read them right away.

    I tend to go on kicks. Last year, I read 35 books on gardening. Most of them were really good and each one very different. This year, I am reading Christian books and nature books. (Walden, Wendell Berry stuff, etc.)

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  2. I read in kicks, too. Once I find an author I like I want to read everything by that author!

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  3. Stopping by from the Crew - I am going to borrow a few of these ideas! Thanks for posting.

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  4. Visiting from the Crew--When Children Love to Learn is my favorite homeschool book. I've heard good things about Anne Perry I'll have to check her out.

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