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

Weekly Reads

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 time here and there for reading even on busy days! We’ll see what my reading schedule looks like once the new baby arrives because I’ve never loved reading and nursing at the same time, but for now I’m just enjoying it while I can.

We also want to know what you’re reading! Add your blog post to the linky below or leave a comment with your favorite reads from this week.

This Week’s Reads

Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
I wasn’t sure I would make it through Pride & Prejudice this week because I didn’t get started until midweek, but I actually found this a much easier, quicker read than Sense & Sensibility — whether because of the book itself or because I’ve gotten better at reading Austen’s style, I’m not sure! Either way, I really enjoyed this one, and I especially loved Mr. Bennet and his dry sense of humor.

On My Reading List for This Week

I’ve been hesitant to share my reading list because I was doing such a bad job of sticking with it for a while there, but this week I’m planning to read:

  • Lost Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
  • Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (because it’s next in the collection I bought for my Kindle!)

With the Girls

In addition to the big girls’ individual book choices (which included Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Usborne Greek Myths and The Amazing Abby Hayes: Now You See It, Now You Don’t), the girls and I read through our Virginia Lee Burton collection again. The Little House is my absolute favorite story (it makes me wish I could pick up my grandma’s house and move it out to our land because I loved that little house so much!), and we also enjoyed Maybelle the Cable Car, Katy and the Big Snow and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. I’d also picked up Choo Choo a few months ago, so we enjoyed reading that one together for the first time!

A Question for You

How do your reading habits change during different seasons of the year and of life? When do you find it the easiest to make time for reading — during the lazy days of summer or the dark evenings of winter? Do you read more or less when there’s a baby in the house?

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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.