Thursday, January 12, 2012

What we are reading

As far back as I can remember, I have loved to read.  I love reading so much that I got in trouble in First Grade because one day I chose to read a book instead of coloring the color sheet that the teacher had given us to do.  {smile}

Since I love to read, I was super excited when my parents gave me this gift for Christmas:

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It’s kind of hard to see it in the dark picture but that is a Kindle and it is


{I wrote that in my sing-song voice so make sure you read it in a sing-song voice!}

My plan is to read at least one new book a month but I have a feeling that I’ll be reading even more with my new totally AWESOME gadget!  So here’s what we have read or are currently reading this month:

imageA Sane Woman’s Guide to Raising a Large Family

This is a great book and is easy to read.  The reviews said that this book would be good even for those with smaller families.  I agree.  The author, Mary Ostyn, had many great ideas throughout the book.  We have implemented some of those ideas into our home and these ideas would work for any family.  The author also has a website if you’d like to learn more about her and her family.

imageWeekend Homesteader 

 This is an ebook that I came across on the Kindle.  It had a lot of info about fruit trees and since we are planting some, I thought this would be a good read.  I’ve not read the whole thing but so far, it’s been good.

 imageMini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

 This book is one that I was able to borrow on the Kindle.  I’ve read a few things, mainly the stuff about chickens and I learned a few new things too.  I’m not sure how much longer I’ll have this one since it was borrowed…a month, I guess.

imageCharlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise

I don’t take time to read much fiction anymore but this one was listed in the free books so I thought I’d give it a try.  I’ve enjoyed getting to read something just for fun again.  {smile}

Reading for school:


Turn Homeward, Hannalee 

We are studying the Civil War and this book is set during that time.

Grimm’s Fairy Tales

We are studying Germany right now so I am reading Grimm’s Fairy Tales to them since the Grimm Brothers were from Germany.  It’s a little harder to read but the kids are enjoying hearing the fairy tales and comparing them to the modern day fairy tales. 

The kids are reading:

White Fang (Bryce – 8th grade)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Grant – 6th grade)

The Courage of Sarah Noble (Emma – 3rd grade)


What’s next on my reading list:



The Secret Holocaust Diaries 

 This is another free book that I downloaded.  I’ll be diving into it soon.


Absolutely Organize Your Family

Again, a free download…thought I’d give it a try.



The Money Saving Mom’s Budget!

I’ve been reading Crystal’s blog for years and I’ve heard good things about her new book. 


And for the fiction…going to tackle something a little harder but by one of my favorite authors:

imageNorthanger Abbey

 Do you have any books that you love or think would be a good read?



  1. how did you borrow a book on your kindle. i need to know this...

  2. I know I answered this in real life but am going to answer it here in case someone else wondering. I was able to borrow a book on my Kindle from Amazon because I have a free trial membership to Amazon Prime. I believe if you are a member of Amazon Prime, you are able to borrow one book a month and view some movies. I think maybe it also helps with shipping or something like that. However, I do need to try to borrow some from the library like your Mom does.


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