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What We’re Reading

Posted By Smockity Frocks On April 2, 2013 @ 6:36 am In Homeschool | 9 Comments

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You may have noticed that our family loves books [3]. (Remember when I addressed the library board to lift check out limits [4]?)

So it’s pretty much a guarantee that one of us is completely enthralled with a book at any given time. (Am I the only one who wonders what the characters are doing on the next page when you have to put the book down to eat and stuff?)

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My 13 year old has been begging me to read The Hunger Games [6], so I figured I had better read it first. My 2 oldest teens have already read the entire trilogy, and we have had some very interesting discussions about it.

I have to admit it was a page turner! I stayed up way too late 2 nights in a row and plowed through the first book. I have decided that it is just too gruesome for my sensitive girl [7] to read just yet, but I think she will enjoy reading it and discussing it when she’s a little older.

Even though my oldest has urged me that I HAVE to read the rest of the books, I am putting that on hold for right now. Fiction isn’t my favorite genre, even though I do enjoy it occasionally.

I need regular doses real life! And that’s what these next 2 books give me.

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I got Jon Acuff’s new book, Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters [9], at Blissdom, and I am excited about the encouragement in it. It is just what I need right now to crank out on some projects I have been putting on the back burner.

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The Book of Business Awesome / The Book of Business UnAwesome [11] is another book I got at Blissdom [12]. Scott Stratten gave an excellent keynote address on how to be awesome with public relations and how to be un-awesome. It’s an interesting book with lots of real life examples of companies that have gone above and beyond what was expected to answer customer complaints.

My 16 year old son has checked out every Agatha Christie book [13] our public library had available, thanks to an episode of Dr. Who [14], which featured her.

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And my 7 year old can not put down The Evergreen Wood [16], a retelling for children of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress.

What good books have you read lately?

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