From the Family Bookshelf

I figure I better keep on top of this column if I ever want it to be successful. Besides, with Little Shepherd coming out soon I know I’ll miss a week here or there while I am busy promoting my book.

Dad hasn’t had much reading time lately. We came back from vacation and he’s been busy working his tail off. We took in a KISS concert last week, but that’s pretty much been all the goof-off time he’s had. Vince Flynn’s The Third Option is still on his nightstand.

Both the girls have been racking up the playtime with their friends, trying to hold onto the last couple of weeks of their summer vacation. Other than a tween magazine, no reading has happened. The Lil Diva was distressed to find out that she must read silently in class 30 minutes a day. That didn’t go over well.  🙂

Then there’s me, Mom. After teaching Vacation Bible School for a week, I’m tuckered out, but I still got a chance to read.

I finished the home and garden decorating book, Paula Deen’s Savannah Style, and the thriller,  The Chill of Night by James Hayman. I’ve also been reading a manuscript for one of my son’s friends. He’s got a great handle on the English language, so that’s a plus. I’m currently reading Renters Win, Home Owners Lose by Tom Graneau.

Hope you’ve enjoyed From the Family Bookshelf. Until next time, keep reading!

 



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From the Family Bookshelf

It doesn’t seem possible that three weeks has passed since my July From the Family Bookshelf post, but it has. We celebrated the Lil Diva’s birthday yesterday by adding another furry creature to our crazy home. She had been asking for a kitten for a few years and I finally broke down and decided it would be okay to add a little kitty to this chaos. Well, except that I doubled my trouble by letting the Lil Princess adopt one too. As of tomorrow there will be five cats and four people living here.

I swear summer just started, but the girls return to school in 14 weekdays. The Lil Princess met her goal for the library’s “Go Green” summer reading program. In addition to the many weekly prizes she received, both girls got to attend a roller skating party to celebrate the readers who met their goals. It won’t surprise me if the Lil Princess decides to do it again next year.

While I won’t list the 27 books she read, the last couple were The Adventure of Oliver the Clownfish books by Stephanie Guzman, which we reviewed here.

Dad came home from North Carolina reading Vince Flynn’s The Third Option. This is a counterterrorism thriller. I like these kinds of books too, but they’re not my favorite. He’s still reading this one. He hopes maybe this weekend he might get more than five minutes to sit down with it.

The Lil Diva is trying to hold onto summertime play by not reading. Regular reading will pick up as soon as she starts school, so I’m not too worried.

I, on the other hand, have been a reading wizard. If you stop by The Book Connection, you’ll see I’ve posted several reviews. This list doesn’t include any books I mentioned in July’s post:

Drawing Strength from the Names of God by Catherine Martin (Christian living)

Drawn to the Land: The Romance of Farming by Elizabeth and Barton Cockey (historical nonfiction picture book)

The Big Ten of Grammar by William B. Bradshaw, PhD (reference)

For the King by Catherine Delors (historical novel set in Napoleonic Paris)

A Woman’s Heart That Dances: Keeping in Step with God’s Design for You by Catherine Martin

My reviews for When Love Ends and the Ice Cream Carton is Empty by Jackie M. Johnson (Christian relationship book) and Healing with Words: A Writer’s Cancer Journey (memoir) by Diana M. Raab will be posted at The Book Connection on August 17th and 24th, respectively. I am currently reading Paula Deen’s Savannah Style and The Chill of Night by James Hayman.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this latest edition of From the Family Bookshelf. Until next time, keep reading!