Stretched Too Thin

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I was able to participate in the launch team for Stretched Too Thin by Jessica N. Turner. I  was encouraged by her honesty and suggestions to get rid of mom guilt and embrace who you are as a mom. I was a working mom for the first nine years of my parenting journey. I have been a stay at home now for the past year. I understand feeling stretched too thin and thought this book was insightful for all moms, not just those working outside the home. Our society puts so much pressure on moms to do it all and Jessica encourages moms that we are doing well for our families and how to thrive as a working mom.
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I’d Rather Be Reading

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“We are readers. Books are an essential part of our lives  and our life stories. For us, reading isn’t just a hobby or a pastime; it’s a lifestyle.” p 14 of I’d Rather Be Reading

I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel is a must read for all booklovers. This short book would make a great gift for all bookworms in your family. These essays put to words the feelings I have as a book lover. I have been a fan of Anne’s for a few years now and love her podcast, What Should I Read Next? It helped jumpstart my reading life a few years ago by introducing me to the Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny. I would also recommend Anne’s other book, Reading People.
I received this book from Baker books and highly recommend it for all of the bookworms in your life.

 

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Book Girl

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“You compose the symphony of your own days, and reading requires that you craft it in as one of your themes. Often, the choice to read means you will not do something else.”-p 20 of Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson

Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is a new book for book lovers that I received from Tyndale House in exchange for my honest review. Sarah does a wonderful job describing what it means to be a book girl. She includes over 20 lists of book recommendations categorized by topic or genre of books. I felt encouraged to read classics and broaden the genres of books that I read. Sarah’s Christian influences were evident in the book recommendations. There is also a list of recommendations for children which I will be using for reading aloud with my kids.

“Reading is a way to live. It requires no particular training or special knowledge(though you can grow in skill and insight), it requires no particular curriculum, and it’s something you begin right where you are, whether you want to read one or ten books in the next year.” -p 18 of Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson

I would highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys reading. Whether you read a few books a year or hundreds a year. Sarah did a wonderful job putting into words the delight of a book lover’s life.

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