Well, I did a so-so job at meeting my goals. I really have a problem with distraction. I am really good at setting a book aside and reading an entire other book. I read Immanuel's Veins and Muppet Robin Hood (Muppet Graphic Novels), which were not on my list. Oh, and Jane Austen Ruined My Life and Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart: A Novel (Modern Contemporary Fiction Po). I started, but haven't yet completed, Jane Austen's Persuasion. I feel like there might've been others, but they escape me at present.
I really suffer from book ADD.
See my comments after each title, below.
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I'm participating in Callapidder Day's Fall into Reading challenge. Some of these are books I need to finish, and others are books I want to read.
1. When You Rise Up: A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling by R.C. Sproul, Jr.
I started this book about two weeks ago, and just need to finish it up. I love that he is helping to remind me why I want to remain faithful to the call to homeschool.
I really liked this book. I could definitely see why some people wouldn't like it. I don't think it would change my mind if I wasn't already committed to homeschooling. But I did like it; it worked for me.
2. A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-First Century by Oliver DeMille
This book describes ways that parents (whether homeschoolers, public or private schoolers) can help their children become leaders.
This book is full of great ideas, and offers a different way of looking at what constitutes a quality education. It also includes a few book lists, which I always like, and some tips for leading book discussions. One thing I took away from this was that I need to be reading more challenging books and exercising my brain. Darn. I started Persuasion because I read this book. If I finish it and then find someone to discuss it with me, I will be so proud of myself.
This is a very short book. No excuses for not getting this one done!
Pretty funny that I wrote I had no excuse for not getting this done, as I didn't finish it! I lost it for quite some time. I will finish it, and I find a lot of what Wesley says to be helpful. There are some good nuggets of wisdom in here.
4. Toward the Sunrise (Daughters of Fortune, Book 3) by Judith Pella
This is a fictional story of 3 sisters during WWII. I am really enjoying this series.
Hey, I finished this book! When I started this series, I hoped it would be free of the typical traps of Christian romance (ie, someone has to become Christian for the plot to resolve). Yeah, that didn't work out. I enjoyed it anyway and it helped me remember how much I love Russia.
5. Homeward My Heart (Daughters of Fortune, Book 4) by Judith Pella
Really, I am going to finish the whole series.
Yep, see above.
6. Ezekiel in Life Application Study Bible NIV
I've read it before. We're studying it in Sunday school. It kind of makes my head want to explode.
I quit Sunday school. Man, I'm lame.
Okay, I am going to just stop there. I think this is a manageable list. Yay for books!