Weekly Reads {7/15/13}

Weekly Reads

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 and to compare and contrast them as I go, and so far I’m really enjoying Mansfield Park even though no one listed that as among their favorites in our earlier conversations.

I have a feeling my reading is about to slow down for the rest of summer, with VBS next week, another trip to Florida and so many projects on my to-do list, but I’m hoping that having a ready-made list of books to get through (I really would like to finish all of Austen’s completed novels) will keep me motivated!

With the Girls

I never get tired of the poems in The Llama Who Had No Pajama, and the girls and I have been enjoying reading some of those at bedtime, and our three-year-old and I have been enjoying Dr. Seuss this week as well. (What can I say? I like rhyming!)

For our big girls, this has definitely been the summer of reading, and I had to laugh when I heard Sean scold them for reading at the lunch table to the other day. There are worse vices, no?

Dylan (7) has started and set aside several books because she wasn’t making enough progress, including The School Story and Encyclopedia Brown, but she did make it through The Soccer Shoe Clue (Nancy Drew Notebooks), finishing just a few minutes ago, and I’m on the lookout for more of the books from that fun series for her!

Peyton (almost-9) read The Case of the Missing Hamster (Jigsaw Jones Mystery) and is currently working her way through both Misty of Chincoteague and Owls in the Family.

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Mandi Ehman is the founder and publisher behind Life Your Way and the co-author of All in Good Time, as well as a wife and the homeschooling mom to four beautiful girls. She lives with her family on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia and loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.