Monday, August 2, 2010

Let's Talk Books!

First off, I want to say a big "Welcome!" to all the new faces around these parts!  Sometimes it's still kind of surreal to get my head around the idea that there are that many of you out there who actually care to read the drivel I spout off about.  On the other hand, I find blogging to be a wonderful resource for people, especially for moms, as a way of establishing relationships with others.  There have been numerous times that I have been struggling with something and putting it on the blog has not only helped me purge it out of my system, but the advice and support I have received has been wonderful.  Plus, I love helping you score a good deal or two every now and then!  By the way, have you entered the giveaway for the Amazon Gift Card yet? 
Long story short - I'm happy you're here!

Now, on to today's topic - BOOKS!

I recently had lunch with a teacher pal of mine and we got to talking about some wonderful books we had read recently.  This got me thinking two things - 1.  I haven't read nearly enough this summer and 2.  I need to get my butt in gear and get reading! Unlike my "real teacher" friends, I tend to read the most during the school year, when I find I have a lot of time on my hands while substituting for a study hall, supervising a test, or just killing a prep hour.  Substitute teaching does have its advantages!  So, as the summer begins to draw to a close, I'm looking to pull together my reading list and perhaps slap my name on a library waiting list or two.

Let's help one another out here.  Below you'll find just a few of my favorite books I've read in the past (many that I would re-read in a heartbeat) and books that have been on my reading list.  Add your own suggestions in the Comments and I'll add on to the list as we go.  Together, we can find some wonderful books to read!

Books I've Read that Have Rocked My World

Currently Reading
  • Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver - This book has been amazing so far.  I am such a Martha and I earn to be the kind of woman who would forgo all the other "stuff" just to fall at the Savior's feet and let the rest go.  I'm reading it slowly to try to take it all in!
  • Boys Should be Boys by Meg Meeker - Apparently I'm all about the self-help books right now, but I just finished this wonderful book about how to raise boys to become the men God destined them to be.  I marked the heck out of this text and I plan on going back through it many more times as my boys grow up.

Reading List - What would you add??
I have officially run out of the energy it takes to keep my eyelids open, so let's stop here, shall we?

Your turn!  What else should be on the Reading List?

By the way, if you're interested in reading more of my book reviews, you can click here to do so!  Believe me, I did NOT love every book I wrote about!

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