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url 2018-01-18 09:20
Conscious Parenting Free this weekend
Conscious Parenting: Mindful Living Course for Parents - Nataša Pantović Nuit
Conscious Parenting - Nataša Pantović Nuit

Conscious Parenting Book Quote about Kids and Truth

A child has a deep longing to discover that the World is based on Truth. Respect that longing.  In our attempt to help children grow into Inspired Adults, we wish them to carry the Youthfulness of their Souls, and the Wonders of Childhood into their old age.'

Conscious Parenting FREE to download this weekend! Explore the Mindfulness Exercises designed for the family and do let us know what you think! We would love to read your review!

 

https://www.amazon.com/Conscious-Parenting-Mindful-Mindfulness-Training-ebook/dp/B00U8V75SQ

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review 2018-01-13 02:52
Don't dismiss children's literature just because you're an adult
Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult - Bruce Handy

Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult by Bruce Handy showed up on my radar through a footnote in another book that I read last year. (Just one more reminder that I am 100% a nerd especially in regards to children's literature.) Handy splits the chapters into different books considered 'classics' of children's literature and he explains why they've had a lasting effect and endured as long as they have. He makes an argument that there is a reason books become classics but there is also a clarity in realizing that a difference of opinion will most certainly occur. A good example is Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. I know this is a classic and it is still read by kids and parents now but I have never (and probably never will) consider this one a favorite. In that same vein, there were quite a few books that he mentioned that I had not heard of or had never read and I promptly added them to my TRL. (You may recognize some of the titles if you decide to read this book.) One of the best things about Wild Things was the organization of the chapters. It's quite obvious that Handy has not only done thorough research on the topic but has a real passion for the topic. This made it have an academic feel which I really appreciated. Interspersed throughout the book are personal anecdotes about the books he loved as a child as well as his experience introducing books to his children. (Get those tissues out, parents with small children. It's fairly sentimental.) I doubt this would be of as much interest to someone not in the field of children's literature but if you're looking for inspiration about what books to read to your kids at night then this would be an excellent source for you. 9/10

 

What's Up Next: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

 

What I'm Currently Reading: The Killings at Badger's Drift by Caroline Graham (Coincidentally, I'm watching Midsomer Murders which is based off of the book series.)

 

Source: readingfortheheckofit.blogspot.com
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text 2017-12-28 16:47
My Five Favorite Books From 2017
The Sunne in Splendour - Sharon Kay Penman
The Blue Castle - L.M. Montgomery
Evergreen - Belva Plain
My Dead Parents: A Memoir - Anya Yurchyshyn
How the Light Gets In - Louise Penny

It's that time of year again!!

 

In looking at the books I read this year, I realized I had a lot of ho-hum reads. Which means I will be examining my reading choices in 2018 more closely.  It was a busy year- planning a wedding, getting married, moving my grandmother into my parent's house and becoming a caretaker for her ... That all may have something to do with it. BUT I did read some winners and here are my favorites. 

 

#5 How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

 

Just a great addition to the series and tied up the overall arc nicely. I was on the edge of my seat at the end of this book. If you haven't read this series, please do.

 

#4 The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery 

 

A pleasant surprise.  I had never heard of this book and a good friend of mine did a buddy read with me. This book is witty and entertaining. I will definitely be doing a re-read. 

 

#3 Evergreen by Belva Plain

 

Epic, sweeping historical fiction following one woman's life through all its ups and downs and a few wars. When I was reading it, I couldn't stop talking about it. I could not wait to pick this book up. Loved it. 

 

#2 My Dead Parents by Anya Yurchyshy.  

 

This memoir was riveting. I was impressed with how she expressed herself and how she shared her life with the reader.  Her journey was universal, trying to understand your parents as well as yourself. Though I will be reviewing it next year when it comes out, I read it this year and had to include it on this list. 

 

#1 The Sunne In Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

 

This isn't a real surprise. I LOVED this book. It's one of the best books I have ever read. Historical fiction doesn't get better than this. I will definitely be reading more of her in 2018.

 

Those are my five faves!

 

Looking forward to hearing your favorite books of 2017. 

 

Happy Reading!

 

 

 

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review 2017-12-19 15:02
This was INTENSE
My Dead Parents: A Memoir - Anya Yurchyshyn

Overall, an excellent memoir. 

 

Well-written, immersive, and emotional. This woman's journey overtook my last two days. 

 

I will post a more in-depth review closer to publication date, but I will definitely be recommending this book. 

 

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. 

 

 

 

 

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review 2017-09-04 23:04
The right book for today's crazy times
The Forever Letter: Writing What We Believe For Those We Love - Elana Zaiman

I've been so frustrated and feeling powerless with the last election and the state of our country.  I want to do something to bring people together and move forward to solve real problems.  I'm tired of all the blame.  

 

Elana Zaiman's book THE FOREVER LETTER offers a ray of hope with simple steps that I can take to make sure that I don't lose the people in my life who are truly important, no matter their political perspective.

Source: amzn.to/2rGEMw8
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