Thursday, May 3, 2012

April Reading


While I didn't read any books from my 2012 book list in April, I did find time to read a number of other books!

  • Persuasion and Emma by Jane Austen.  After enjoying Pride and Prejudice so much last month, I read two more of Jane Austen's classics.
  • Eat This, Not That!  by David Zinczenko.  This book helped me learn about making healthier choices, especially when it comes to restaurant food.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling by Debra Bell.  I was prompted to read this book and the next one as I began planning ahead for next year's homeschooling.
  • Homeschooling for Success: How Parents Can Create a Superior Education for Their Child by Rebecca Kochenderfer and Elizabeth Kanna.
  • Staying True by Jenny Sanford.  This is her memoir and was a very intriguing read.
  • Lady of Arlington:  The Life of Mrs. Robert E. Lee by John Perry.  What a fabulous book!  Definitely my favorite for this month, perhaps for the year so far. I had checked this one out of the library and enjoyed it so much that I ordered a copy for myself from Paperback Swap.
  • Positive Personality Profiles by Robert Rohm, Ph.D.  I have read some of Robert Rohm's work before and love how he simply explains the four personalities and gives practical information for interacting with each type.
  • Secret Power or The Secret of Success in Christian Life and Work by D.L. Moody.  Another good book from a famous Christian preacher of the past.

The girls and I finished our bedtime read-aloud, What Katy Did at School by Susan Coolidge, and began What Katy Did Next.  We'll be finishing our current lunchtime read-aloud, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, next week.

Have you read any good books lately?

4 comments:

  1. These books all look great! I especially think I would enjoy the Austen books and homeschooling books. This has been a very busy time with us, and I haven't fit in much time for reading. You've inspired me....again! =)

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  2. I have been reading, but more fun books. I've re-read the Blossom Street series by Debbie Macomber, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have tried over and over to like Jane Austin and I just can't get into her stories. Wish I could, but so far, not quite yet!

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  3. I have to admit that I'm jealous with how much reading you get done. Oh, well! Everything in its time.

    I'll have to check out those homeschooling books; they look good. And the one about Lee's wife sounds very good!

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    1. Yes, it's all in the season of life! My girls are older, so they work and play independently for longer periods of time, which allows me to grab a few minutes for reading throughout the day. I definitely read less when they were younger!

      Have a great weekend!

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