Our Alphabetical Middle Grades Read-Aloud Challenge

*This post contains affiliate links.* Reading By the Letter: Our Alphabetical Middle Grades Read-Aloud Challenge I love books. I’ve tried to pass on my love of books to my children, and one of the ways I’ve tried to do that is by reading to my kids. I love reading to them and even though they’ve grown up quite a bit now (and one of them is about to be 18!) I keep on reading to them. Some days they are more agreeable than others, but mostly they don’t mind.  We’ve read so many great stories over the years. We do have

A Mom’s Summer Reading List

With all this talk of Summer reading lists, I’ve been thinking about all the unfinished books on my own list. In fact, I used to take more time to read than I have been taking now, for years. I was toying with the idea of creating my own Summer reading list when a friend sent me this: I love this idea for creating a reading list. It’s almost random and nonsensical–choosing a book simply because of something on the cover or in the title? But it’s fun and just the sort of thing I need this Summer. A Mom’s Summer

Princess’ Fall ’09 Reading List

Wow, y’all really came through on all the book suggestions – and I just want to say a BIG thank you to everyone who pitched in when I asked for help. Y’all rock. The best tip was from Juliana who told me about Scholastic’s Teacher Book Wizard which allows you to search by reading level, interest level, genre or subject. Princess and I sat down with my laptop, the book wizard and y’alls suggestions and right now we have 22 saved to our list. I’ve chosen 10 for her to read during our first school term (September 1st thru November

Lend me your ears.. Or, er, book suggestions?

Some of you may gasp and shriek, avert your eyes from the carelessness and obvious disdain of all things listworthy. You may find this hard to believe, but the none the less… I (the listmaker) have never really made a Reading List for school. *shrieeeek!* Before you click away and run to Google Reader or wherever to unsubscribe, allow me a moment of self-defense…Princess loves to read. She checks out tons of books from the library and buys cheap ones at the thrift store. It’s never really been an issue. And it isn’t really an “issue” now either.. I just

My Reading List for Edification for 2009

I’ve tried this before. Ya know, making a reading list for the new year. It didn’t work so well. But I’m trying again. Anyway. So there. I already have more than enough unread (and unfinished!) books on my shelf to read a different one each month. So that’s the plan. The first one, I’m actually already a couple chapters into, so it should be an easy start, right? January ~ The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace * February ~ Praise Her in the Gates by Nancy Wilson March ~ Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh DeMoss * April ~ A