Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Little Book Worms

Fresh from the bath and what?!...reading BOOKS..without being forced to do so!  yipee
My plan is working!  Going to the library once a week and getting a pile of books is definitely making some magic around here.  I can't believe how excited these boys get to go to the LIBRARY.  Who knew?
We have not had a library card for years, so I guess I forgot how great it is.
I think this is worth the fee that I was so reluctant to pay for a library card, don't you?

OK now I am in the mood to read but the last few books I have picked up have been DUDS.
I need some recommendations...something fun, clean and even inspiring would be awesome!
What are your favorite books?  A few of mine are here.
And ideas for my next good read?


Brittany said...

How cute- I love it! :) we just went to the library too- it's fun to see the kids excited about reading! I have read some awesome books lately!! Daughter of Smoke and Bone is amazing. It's a weird beginning but just keep going. The sequel is great too! I seriously LOVE them! I have also been reading a series: The Great and Terrible. Very good!! Just a warning tho, the first in the series is not very good- initially I stopped reading the series after the first cause I thought it was so lame - but the rest are Really good!! :)

Erika Schwitzer said...

I second the Great and Terrible! Very good series! I know you don't know me but, I love your blog! Thanks for your inspiring post and the good example you are to me! I also love your cooking blog! Keep up the good work.

Melanie Anne said...

Thanks so much for the recommendations! I will check those books out:)

Thank you for saying hi! You are very sweet!

Anonymous said...

Edenbrook is good and How to stuff a wild zucchini --
my daughter (15) who loves to read loves both books!
Thanks for your fun blog

Rebecca said...

I tend to read more non-fiction, so I have a few recommendations in that category:

You might enjoy "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver. It's about food! And while I don't think we can all live for a year on our own gardens's produce as she did, it was a book that made me think more about my food choices and societal trends.

Have you read "The Glass Castle" or "Half-Broke Horses" by Jeanette Walls? I found those fascinating and inspiring; true (or based on true) stories that read like fiction.

"Life is So Good" is the story of a black man raised in the south during the early 1900s who never learned to read until he was in his 90s!

And finally, "Elijah of Buxton" is a favorite in our home. I think it's a Newberry winner. It's about a boy who lives in a community of freed slaves in Cananda, and it is very moving, and believable. Your older boys might enjoy reading that one, too.

Happy reading!

Melanie Anne said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! You gave me some awesome ideas. I have them on my list now:) That was very sweet of you to take the time to tell me about all those! YAY--I am excited to start reading:)

Also--Anonymous--thank you for the ideas too:) I keep hearing about Edenbrook--I may have to order it from DB--here in Chattanooga, you can't get that one at the library:)

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