On My Bookshelf {October 2013}

I wasn’t sure I’d make time for reading at all in September, but — surprisingly — I read more than expected! It helped that I didn’t read anything that really grabbed me in a way that I felt like I was neglecting the rest of my to-do list, but it was nice to escape into […]

On My Bookshelf {September 2013}

As I suspected, I didn’t get much reading time while we were in Florida on vacation, and I’m looking forward to vacations where it actually makes sense to pack a stack of books…maybe in a decade or so! But I set my goals low for the month of August and mostly chose light, easy reads […]

On My Bookshelf {August 2013}

Last week I announced that we’ll be changing the format of our online book club from a weekly post to a monthly post and going back to our old series name, “On My Bookshelf”. There are a few reasons for this: 1. While I started off the year reading 2-3, sometimes even 4, books per […]

Weekly Reads + Encouraging Kids to Love to Read {7/22/13}

Ack! I had to go and open my big mouth about finally finding my reading groove…and then I lost it again. I’m still working my way through both Last Child in the Woods and Mansfield Park, a few pages at a time. Even though I’m really enjoying both, I’m feeling pulled in a million directions […]

Weekly Reads {7/15/13}

I started both Last Child in the Woods and Mansfield Park last week, and I’m really enjoying both of them, although I didn’t make as much progress as I would have liked, so I hope to get through those this week. It’s been fun to read Jane Austen’s books in the order they were published […]

Weekly Reads + Seasons for Reading {7/8/13}

I feel like I’ve finally gotten back into my reading groove! I finished Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child this week (although, truthfully, I wanted to give up because it was a somewhat tedious read!) and also read Pride & Prejudice (more on that one below), and I’m enjoying finding snippets of […]

Weekly Reads + Your Favorite Parenting Books {7/1/13}

This week’s list of books make me feel uber-smart, but I guess the fact that I had to re-read many passages twice, was often distracted and could only read them in spurts probably negates any of the prestige that comes from reading them. Hopefully I’ll get better at reading Jane Austen with practice!

Weekly Reads + The Classics You Haven’t Read {6/24/13}

As a blogger who blogs about books and claims to be an avid reader, I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I’ve never read any of Jane Austen’s books. While I’ve always been a voracious reader, I was never really introduced to or required to read the classics, which is something I’m trying to remedy […]

Weekly Reads + Budgeting for Books {6/17/13}

I’m feeling like my current reading rut might be permanent! As I focus on work and homeschooling, I’m just not prioritizing time to read in my daily schedule, and I think part of the problem is that it’s been a long time since I read a fiction book I really loved, the kind that leads […]

Weekly Reads + The Worst Book You’ve Ever Read {6/10/13}

What’s on your summer reading list? I’m so enjoying reading the summer reading guides from people like Anne and Tsh, whose book recommendations I always appreciate! I, however, am currently on a book buying hiatus as I make my way (sloooooooowly) through the ones already on my Kindle. With weeks when I’m not reading any […]