From the Family Bookshelf


Here we are once again.  It’s time for From the Family Bookshelf, the weekly (hopefully) column that talks about the books that we’re reading, have read, or want to read. There’s four of us in this little old house:  Mom (me), Dad, the Lil Diva (8), and the Lil Princess (6).

Let’s see what we’re all up to this week!

I’ll go first again this week. I just wrote up three book reviews: Noonie’s Masterpiece (MG), The Power of Your Child’s Imagination (Parenting), and The Way to Stillness (inspirational self-help). I posted one of these so far. The other two will appear later this week at The Book Connection. I also have two other reviews left to write.

I am going to start Faith and Finances tonight. This is a book by several authors who collaborated to bring you spiritual insight and practical advice on:

“Faith – Finance – Tithing – Provision – Generous Giving – Budgeting – Unemployment and Bankruptcy – Struggling to Pay Bills, Set Up and Manage a Budget – Concerns over Financial Security – Household Budgets – God Promises Daily Provisions – Living By Faith, Giving Away Wealth and much more.”

Dad is still muddling through the thriller, Prayers for the Assassin , by Robert Ferrigno. Did I mention he’s a slow reader?  🙂 He’s liking it, so that’s what matters.

The Lil Diva was happy to return to school today and find that her latest Scholastic book order had come in. It contained the much coveted Justin Bieber CD and a book on the teen pop sensation, Justin Bieber His World by Riley Brooks. I’m honestly not sure why she is so into Justin Bieber, but if it gets her to read, then she can buy every book about this teen pop sensation ever printed.

The Lil Princess surprised me this week and picked up Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss.  She likes her Dr. Seuss books, but lately she’s come away from them and seeks more challenging material. She has one of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books if that gives you any clue as to what I am talking about. She’s can’t really read those, but she usually leans toward more complex books.

Until next time, keep reading!

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10 thoughts on “From the Family Bookshelf

  1. I enjoyed your review of Noonie’s Masterpiece from your review blog post the other day. Will have to watch for your posts on the other books you mentioned reviewing. The inspirational self-help book, The Way to Stillness, is one I’d like to know more about. Is it on meditation or relaxation? Learning to deal with stress? That’s what the title makes me think of right away. Sounds like Faith and Finances will be an interesting read. I’ll keep my eye out for your review on that book also.

    Thanks for sharing From the Family Bookshelf. It’s always fun to see what other people are reading.

    Susanne Drazic

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Susanne. I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog. The Way to Stillness is about meeting people where they are. It’s about being comfortable with every aspect of another person, and helping people recognize and nuture their own gifts. But meditation and relaxing does play a role.

    My review of this book will be posted on the 30th at The Book Connection.


  3. Has the Little Princess read any Junie B Jones. They are pretty easy reading, but that character is a scream.
    Have you read Hinds Feet in High Places (allegory), Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers or the Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis?
    All are great books. I”ve got to find more time to read. Thanks 4 sharing.
    J. Aday Kennedy
    The Differently-Abled Writer

    • Junie B. Jones is one of her favorites right now, Jess. I’ve haven’t read much C.S. Lewis, but love the Narnia series–suprising because I’m not a huge fantasy fan.

  4. This is great. I just finished a Stephen King book, “Lisey’s Story,” which I liked. Very mainstream obviously, so I love hearing what other people are reading! Great selections.

    • My hubby belongs to the Stephen King library, Vanessa. My favorite book is The Stand. I wish I could read it again, but those 59 or so books in my TBR pile are calling. 🙂

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  6. My son discovered the joy of books years ago by reading the Halo books that went along (sorta) with the video game. Now he’s reading the Dune series, loved The Hobbit & LoTR and reads lots of other authors.

    My oldest daughter is into (soft) Science Fiction, suspense and mystery along with the occasional fantasy.

    Thing is…it all started with Dr. Seuss.:-)

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