"When I was your age, television was called books."
Here are a few of the books I have lined up to read during all that peaceful "me time" we work-at-home-moms are so blessed with. Well, once I'm finished with that House Hunters marathon and this awesome box of bon-bons, that is.
1.) Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
This book has phenomenal reviews on Amazon, and it seems like just the sort of thing I've been looking for. I'm about half way through it, and it's had a pretty big impact on me so far. What I'm liking about it is that it's not a "do this, don't do that, this is how you're damaging your fragile children" how-to guide. It's more of a discussion about how simplifying our lives and homes benefits our children, and I feel rejuvenated every time I read a little bit.
With Spazzy's ADHD, she responds very well to routine, structure, and predictability, and I feel strongly that the more stream-lined our home life is, the better off she'll be. And the better off we'll all be, too. We'd like to get her to the point where medication is no longer necessary for her, and I believe it's possible for her, but we have a lot of chaos to cut first. This book has been a great launching point for me so far.
I'll post a review of this book once I get through it, but it may be awhile. Ellen's on, you know.
2.) Catching Fire
Of course I've already read it, silly. But we're going to read it together as a family on our way to Florida this summer, so it's on my mind. :)
It's not out until May, but I'm looking forward to the next installment in the Sookie Stackhouse saga.
4.) Where We Belong
I love, love, love Emily Giffin, and I can't wait until July when her latest novel comes out. I'm a huge fan of her style, and the way she walks the line between fluff and heartfelt realism. She's one of my personal writing heroes. I will always spend money on her books. Now if Curtis Sittenfeld would please give me something new soon...
A friend who also loves The Hunger Games recommended this Veronica Roth series to me. I borrowed the first book online from the library, but something screwy happened and it failed to load to my account, and then the lending site was all, "You're last again, bitch!" So whatever. Anyway, I'm going to read it at some point this summer.Or preferably even this spring, but we'll see. It can take me a good month to get through a book these days.
Only ONE non-fiction title in the bunch! Whoo-hoo! What's on your reading list? Anything I should absolutely, positively add to mine?