Tuesday, September 10, 2013

On the library card...

One of the things I love about Wilson is our local library. Namely, it has a great, colorful kiddo section with a bounty of good books. And as often as our schedule allows, we love taking advantage of the storytime programs. In committing to fill more of my time with books over television, here's a look at what's on our reading list this month...
When I get a chance to explore the adult section of the library(admittedly rare), I often pick up a random cookbook to peruse. This time I picked a Paula. Looking through the pages at home though, I don't think this book won't get much use in our kitchen. The recipes are a bit too Southern for my taste(ie "Michelle's Collards with Cornmeal Dumplins"). However, not for nothing, I did find a new and interesting recipe for homemade strawberry-banana ice pops. She uses milk and an instant pudding for the banana portion, and something in my gut tells me this small difference would make a big impact. And who knows, they may become a staple around here and all thanks to this book. Two hundred plus pages of recipes and just a handful of winners is in my opinion, no waste of time at all. Totally worth it.
I've oogled the above book for a while, I guess one could call it the cornerstone go-to book for homeschooling with the "classical" method. I know I'm a few years early, but the start of preschool has stirred all kinds of excitement around here. We're a good 1-2 years out from k/1st grade, but I'm all too aware that the day will come sooner than later! And, since this book is a beast I figure it may take me a few years to wrap my mind around it. I can't put it down. I am a nerd.
The above book is straight from our own bookshelves, but I've found myself visiting it's pages often lately as I've become more involved with the women's ministry in our church. Aside-I'm so excited to start studying 1st and 2nd Thessalonians with our grace group! Back to the book, this is certainly a helpful and encouraging resource and worth re-reading. There is so much value in "re-reading" but I often lazily shortchange my own dusty books. Note to self-rediscover your own bookshelves!

Moving on to Evan's reading...how young is too young for star wars? Oy.
A few weeks back Evan very excitedly came walking-ahem inappropriately running-to me with this book in hand. After unsuccessfully trying to convince him that we were just not ready for Star Wars in this house, we left the library with said "Watch out for Jabba the Hutt!" book. So, ready or not, Star Wars here we go...somebody please write me a cheat sheet!

Bennett is a bookworm. He also loves to take every last book off of his bookshelf and leave it in a messy pile on the floor-several times a day. I'm currently crafting a more creative and efficient way to keep his books neat and orderly, and also to remove the safety hazard that has become his bookshelf. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

Addie said...

Aw, no collards and dumplins? :) And I am chuckling over Jabba. AND amen to rediscovering bookshelves!