What I’m Reading This Week

September 17, 2012 — 1 Comment


Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. I’m still clipping away at some books from the library this week, but I did throw in some Harry Potter fun on Friday night, rereading The Prisoner of Azkaban (my favorite in stand-alone greatness).

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Harry Potter is in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and his year is already off to a rocky start. The Dursleys, his adopted family, have gone a step too far, and Harry has fled his summer prison to get to Hogwarts any way he can, even with a very dangerous criminal on the loose named Sirius Black.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking: This book is amazing. I would recommend it to anyone: business people, teachers, homeschool families, parents, and ministers. Our society places so much emphasis on collaboration and social interaction, rarely thinking about the need for quiet reflection and individual work time. I already feel better about enforcing a 2 hour rest time at my house, and I’ve become more understanding about my husband’s need for some quiet work time.

When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays: Marilynne Robinson can kick you in the tail, make you want to stand up and cheer, and sigh in contentment all at once. Her words are carefully selected, and her logic and intellect razor sharp. This is a small but dense book of essays. Read it slowly.

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Work Shift. Anne Bogel, a fellow blogger, just released her new ebook last week. Work Shift explores the growing number of families who are trading in the corporate ladder for a more flexible work schedule, making an easier blend of work, life, and family. I will be hosting a full review of Anne’s book this week, along with a giveaway from Anne to one of my readers! Tune in for details. If you are interested in buying the ebook now, click here.

 

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Kelly Wiggains, a high school English teacher turned homeschooling mom, likes to surround herself with good literature, beautiful things, and big ideas, and she wants her home to reflect those things, too. Here at KellyWiggains.com she talks about everything From Literature to Living.
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  • http://myhometableau.com Johanna Hanson

    I LOVED Quiet! Very intrigued by the Robinson one. I’ll have to put it on my list!