From the Family Bookshelf

 

 

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted this column. Year end school activities and preparing for our son’s wedding hasn’t left me a lot of blogging time. It’s taken a tiny bite out of the reading time too, but not so much since I read every night before bedtime.During that time, I’ve managed to read some great books:

Conflicts with Interest by Michael Ruddy. This book brings you up close to the dark underbellies of insurance companies and law offices as seen through a builder’s eyes when he is sued by a client for construction issues.

More Than Conquerors by Kathi Macias. While the stated genre is contemporary thriller, it is definitely a Christian novel. I loved it!

America’s Black Founders by Nancy I. Sanders (Review will be posted here soon). This is a book for school-aged children. Every third and fourth grade classroom in America should have one, though younger and older grades would enjoy it too.

I’m currently reading The Wildcat’s Burden by Christopher Hoare. This is the fourth book in his Iskander series.  I’m also reading A Very Dangerous Woman: Martha Wright and Women’s Rights by the husband and wife team of Sherry Penny and James Livingston.  This last book, sadly to say, was left out in the rain during last night’s huge thunderstorm. I was reading it while I grilled on the deck, but forgot to bring it in. It rained on my beautiful book for about 30 minutes before I realized where it was. I am so upset.

Okay, now on to Dad. He just finished up Prayers for the Assassin  by Robert Ferrigno. I assume he’ll be starting on the second in this series soon.

The Lil Diva is back to reading her two, Katie & Kimble books: Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story and Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish. She’s anxiously awaiting the third book in this series.

The Lil Princess has been enjoying books by Lynn Plourde: Book Fair Day, School Picture Day, and Teacher Appreciation Day. She really wants to read without assistance, but she isn’t totally there yet. She’s making good progress, though, and these books are so fun that she wants to read them over and again. She has trouble with some of the names, like “Josephina Caroleena Wattasheena the First” from School Picture Day. But it is also those silly parts that entertain her.

Until next time, keep reading!

4 thoughts on “From the Family Bookshelf

  1. I think it’s so neat that your family is reading together. What a marvelous influence for the children. I haven’t read any of the books you mentioned.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Bev. I think it’s important that we all make time to read. The Lil Diva has to read 20 minutes a day for school, but she doesn’t always enjoy it. The Katie & Kimble books are one of only a few that she reads willingly. I’m hoping that will change. Once my son got old enough he enjoyed reading more.

  3. Thanks Vanessa. I’m glad you’re enjoying it. There’s a book fair coming up at school next week and another at my other daughter’s school next Saturday. I’m pretty sure I’ll be buying more books.

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