Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Last month, I read: (though I haven't posted my thoughts on most of these yet)
The Dyerville Tales by M.P. Kozlowsky(Giveaway)
The Body in the Library (Miss Marple Mysteries) by Agatha Christie
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles de Lint
It seems like I read so much more than that! I have to be forgetting something.
August Reading Plans:
I'm challenging myself to read better, and for me, that takes some planning.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien(This will be a reread from high school.)
Emma by Jane Austen
This is my challenge for myself as part of Annette's Summer Reading Challenge. I also just learned about Austen in August, and realized even more how perfect of a time it is to read some Austen!
A Blunt Instrument by Georgette Heyer
I read a good bit of non-fiction, but when it's not for review, I tend to do a whole lot of "cheese platter reading". Really, there's nothing wrong with that, but I want to challenge myself to read these non-fiction books the whole way through this month:
I need to finish Raising Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boysby Hal and Melanie Young. A very sweet friend gave me this book, and it's FULL of wonderful advice concerning the world of raising boys.
Parenting is Rocket Science by Beth Brown
I've already done a bit of "cheese platter reading" in this book, and it looks to be packed full of great advice, too.
When Children Love to Learn: A Practical Application of Charlotte Mason's Philosophy for Today by Elaine Cooper
We officially enter the world of homeschooling this school year, as Grasshopper becomes a kindergartener. I plan on mostly using the Charlotte Mason approach, and this just looks like a helpful book!
Fiction for Fun:
As far as other fiction, I'm really enjoying getting to grab whatever my mood asks me to read, so I don't want to do too much planning in that area.
I do want to finish Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters. I'm enjoying it so far!
I'd also like to read Just Jane by Nancy Moser, as part of Austen in August. I've had it on my kindle for awhile, waiting patiently.
These are a few that are especially calling my name right now, so extra reading will most likely be picked from this stack:
A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle) by Ursula K. Le Guin
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle and The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlawby Christopher Healy. I read and loved the 1st book, The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, and I'd like to finish up the series soon. It's fun and humorous!
What kind of reading do you have planned?