Books

January 10, 2019
Mary Poppins Returns: (Almost) Practically Perfect

"Well, what do you know?"I leaned over to whisper to my husband as the final credits began to roll, "Disney does still know how to make magical movies." It was late December and we were sitting in a local movie theatre with our three daughters (ages 12, 9, and 6) for a sold out showing of […]

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August 30, 2018
What Our 11-Year-Old Is Reading This Summer

Our 11-year-old (she'll be 12 in two weeks!) is a very mature reader, unafraid of hefty books (both in depth of content and in page number). If you asked her to name her favorite genre, she would answer quickly and equivocally: "historical fiction." Similarly, she enjoys biographies and autobiographies - especially about missionaries or about […]

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August 1, 2018
How I Find Time to Read 50+ Books A Year

According to a 2018 study by PEW Research Center, 24 percent of American adults reported that they haven’t read one book (or even “part of a book”) in the previous year. That’s one in every four Americans. This is unfortunate, since from a scientific standpoint readers make more money, display more civic-mindedness, have larger vocabularies, […]

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July 27, 2018
What Our 9-Year-Old Is Reading This Summer

All three of our girls are avid readers and they often begin and end their days with stacks of books around them on the bed or on the sofa. Our 9-year-old is a particularly fast reader and her current reading interests revolve around history, science, and mysteries. She is also quite an inventor so any […]

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June 25, 2018
What I'm Reading (Summer 2018)

My goal for this year is to read 50-75 books. That's approximately 1 book per week. Because homeschooling takes up a large chunk of time between August and May of every year, I tend to do at least half of my reading in the summer. I've read eleven books since the school year ended in […]

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January 12, 2015
Top 14 Books of 2014

The main reason I started a goodreads account is because I can never remember what I am reading. Even if I have a book on my bedside table, the title and author often slip right off my tongue when anyone asks. It could be a case of book amnesia - but it's more likely that […]

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