From October's Nightstand:
- Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther (review)
- Mrs. Roberto: Or the Widowy Worries of the Moosepath League by Van Reid - Another book in the Moosepath League Series. Review forthcoming.
- The Time Garden by Edward Eager - A re-read. I thought I hadn't read it only to find out later that I had. Though I enjoyed it I think Half Magic and Knight's Castle are Eager's best book from his Magic Series.
- Homeschooling Your Kids (Without Losing Your Sanity) - How to Balance Your Home, Your Family, and Your Child's Education by Beth Jenkins - Recommended to me by a friend. A great book for a new homeschool parents
- Living Spaces: Bringing Style and Spirit to Your Home by Marlee LeDai - The title caught my eye, I can't say I was as taken with the book. I did write down a few quotes I liked and then donated the book to the library.
I also read:
- The Comedy of Errors (No Fear Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare - Reading Shakespeare with my kids.
- 50 Moments by Lisa Bearnson - Scrapbooking--how I love to read about it, yet never do it!
- The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future(Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)* by Mark Bauerlein - This was a tough book to read. At times my mind was whirling. The basic premise is that while the young adults of today have access to excellent education, the arts, books, and more they are only interested in things that are relevant to them. Filled with loads of statistics (which made my head whirl at times), I found this a very sobering read.
- Home Discipleship: Much More Than ABC's and 123's by Kimberly Williams - I won this book. An encouraging read, though if you are working on family discipleship in your home you are probably doing everything suggested in the book.
- The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy by Mark Logue & Peter Conradi - I really wanted to see this film, but since they gave it a rating that we don't watch in our home that idea went out the door. This book was actually named after the film and written by Lionel Logue's grandson. I found it a fascinating read and had a hard time putting the book down!
- School Is Where the Home Is: 180 Devotions for Parents* - Anita Mellot - Since I checked this book out from my local library I read it faster than one devotional a day. I found these devotionals very encouraging and many times convicting. This is a book that will be going on my wish list I enjoyed it that much.
- Simply Put: A Study In Economics Student Book by Catherine Jaime - Look for the review along with a giveaway coming up on Wednesday.
- Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within* by Natalie Goldberg - This is a book I should have given up reading. A popular writing curriculum recommends it, but I personally can't recommend it. This book went flying out of the house!
I listened to:
- Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie - Poirot again.
- Frederica by Georgette Heyer - A fun Heyer book. Review forthcoming!
- I Will Repay by Baroness Orczy - Another book from the author of The Scarlet Pimpernel. I found this one more suspenseful and nail-biting than the first one. Excellent read!
See what others have read over at 5 Minutes for Books.