My December goals were:
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I finished this for the December 2012 selection of the Reading to Know bookclub and thoroughly enjoyed it. I spent several evenings at the beginning of the month under the afghan, munching on homemade chex mix and reading Dickens. Thanks Carrie, for challenging me to check this classic off my list.
- The Fruitful Wife: Cultivating a Love Only God Can Produce by Hailey DiMarco. Amazon offered me a copy of this book for a review and I took them up on it after Carrie (again!) posted a great review of it on her blog. Eager to get into this one because I’m sensing a fruit of the spirit theme will be happening around here starting the first of the year. More this soon I hope… This book was excellent and I could not put it down. I think it’s safe to say that while it is billed as a marriage book there is so much more in here about abiding in Christ and how to grow the fruit of the spirit in our lives. This will be a resource for me for years.
- Talking Back to Facebook: The Common Sense Guide to Raising Kids in the Digital Age by James P. Steyer. Didn’t get to this one…
- Shepherds Abiding (The Mitford Years, Book 8), Jan Karon A Mitford Christmas story.
*The Prairie Thief, Melissa Wiley (read-aloud) Finally finished and thoroughly enjoyed this read-aloud with the girls.
*Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe, Sally Mae & Sally Clarkson Just encouraging mama words from my favorite Sally Clarkson (and another mama blogger) that I enjoyed spending time with as the year starts fresh.
- The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge. I have started this and am about two chapters in. So far … I’m enchanted.
- French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters I grabbed this at the library.
Happy Thursday! Back to school for us today – I’m ready for a little routine and order around these parts though I’ve loved our days off!
2012 Monthly Reading Goals: December’s post will take you to all the posts for 2012.