Saturday, April 30, 2011

Reading for me

I know one of the fundamental ways to establish a love of reading is for my child to see me reading. I just struggle to find the time for it, but recently I have been carving out time for myself to read actual books. This made me remember something, I LOVE to read! I love to emerge myself into another world and lose myself in a wonderful story for awhile.

Here are my thoughts on my first two pleasure books:

I don't think I've ever read a story like this before, don't get me wrong there are plenty of Vampire books out there, but this author took a minor character from another Novel and devoted a story to her. It was amazing and eye opening to come at this story from a completely different angle. Bree was a unique vampire story of a "newbie" and a unique character who I'm sure would have fit right in with the Cullens had she been given the opportunity. 

Room by Emma Donoghue
This book was recommended and lent to me by a friend with a warning of "wait until the weekend, because you won't want to stop reading it". I started it yesterday and finished it this afternoon, I did make myself stop reading it to sleep and spend time with my family today though. Hmm, I think I just said this, but I've never read a book like this before. It was written from the perspective of a 5 year old born into captivity. In some ways it was a psychological thriller which is right up my alley, but it was so much more than that. I struggled initially with stepping into the mind of this 5 year old, but I was so glad I did. I loved learning about the ROOM from him, and how his life and the world exploded around him.  

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Homemaker Challenge - Getting Ready

I am really looking forward to joining in the homemaker's challenge. My home and there fore my family desperately need my attention, and I am hoping that this book will inspire me and help me get things back under control.

I honestly think my house has become too many things: school, work, etc. I need to separate and organize these things and out the "home" back in our house.

I am also looking forward to chatting with other homemakers as we read and discuss the book together.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New Blog

I decided to start this new blog, because I often have things I want to say that aren't related specifically to homeschooling or at least my daughter. I want to begin tracking my weight loss journey to keep myself accountable, I want to speak about my journey with Christ, and I want to talk about my life as a woman, a wife, and a mother.

This will just be a hodge podge of my thoughts and I will probably not post here on a regular basis just when I have something I want to say.

If you are visiting welcome and stay tuned.