Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Books I've Read since June 2010

Just the other day I asked this question on Facebook:

What does it mean when I'd rather spend money on fiction books than on child-rearing books?

People responded with lots of comments...

So far, the only child-rearing book I've read is Babywise. And while I may not follow it to the letter, it was helpful in giving me an idea as how to figure out a baby's schedule...cuz I'd like this little one to sleep through the night as soon as reasonably possible.

I was a nanny for 5 years, a teacher for 3, have 10 nieces and nephews, not to mention all my friends who have kids...I think I'll be okay when it comes to child-rearing practices. If not, then I'll make Bela (my husband) read the books and give me a short synopsis. :) (p.s. Please do not infer that I think I know everything about raising kids. I don't...just have probably more of a headstart than most).

Okay, so, my reading list since June 2010.

Sorry, I didn't write down the authors nor am I supplying links to the books as I have in the past. However, if you do a search on Amazon via the titles, I'm sure you'll find the books. I'm highlighting the books in BOLD type that I especially liked. Also, those that are non-fiction are marked with an **.

Caretakers of our Common House**
Icy Sparks

The Lemon Tree
Garden Spells

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Two Pence to Cross the Mersey
By the Waters of Liverpool
Love is an Orientation**
Pilgramage of a Soul**
Here Burns my Candle
Trudy's Promise

Why I especially like a book may vary in reason. Perhaps I just think the author had an original idea and I was swept up in the story or the dialogue was very good or the writing was flavorful.

I wish I would have kept track of pages read because a lot of these books were page heavy...

Anyway...a new year, a new batch of books. I hope. Even if they are child-rearing ones.

If you have any books you've especially enjoyed, I'd love to know what they are! Please comment and share them with me.


thesix said...

April I am thinking of you tonight and wishing that we could share a cup of coffee and catch up! I would love to visit with you. I am always praying for you guys. Excited about your baby girl:)

monica said...

the baby/parenting book that really helped us was The Baby Whisperer. Kind of took the idea of flexible routine and combined it with reading your baby's communication.

novels are the best of all books.

Jennifer said...

One of my friends just recommended on her blog the book 'Same Kind of Different as Me'. It sounds good and I'm going to try to read it.

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