Friday, August 26, 2011

what i'm reading...

i had a long list of books to read this summer 
and i'm over halfway finished
time just got away from me
but i wanted to give a quick critique before i forgot about them...
a stolen life, by jaycee dugard was the most disturbing book and the most inspiring book combined
i simply cannot imagine how she lived through what happened to her for 19 years
nor can i imagine what her mother endured
any amount of money she makes from telling her story will not be enough
any amount of money she gets from the police department who failed to go in her abductors backyard over 60 times will not be sufficient
she deserves every amount of happiness she can get out of her life from this moment on
i was sickened by her account of what happened to her 
and i was brought to tears at the end as she described calling her mom from the police station 
after 19 years of being apart
she's amazing!

i love tina fey!  i think she is so funny:)
this book made me laugh a lot
it had lots of colorful language and so if that bothers you i would not recommend it
i guess all comedians think you have to use bad language to be funny
but, her account of her life so far was really funny
an easy and fast read
this is one i'll go back to lots of times
this is a simple way to keep your life well...simple!
very basic, but good
ok, yeah don't laugh!  ha!
i'm not really a palin fan, but i don't hate them
i'm just curious about them
and i'm always curious as to how "good christian" girls fall for bad boys and end up pregnant by them!
she is young and has a lot to learn
about everything
but she does have he support of a big family
oh this little book is a real thought provoker
it brought me to tears
the accounts of this little boy about heaven are amazing
i believe it really happened to him
read it and tell me what you think!

who doesn't LOVE ree drummond?????
don't miss her cooking show on the food network premiering saturday morning, 10:30 CST
but seriously, i want her life!
i want to find my cowboy
live on a ranch
cook all day
and have lots of babies
the end!
this is great, i'm in the middle of this
i'll see the movie after i read it
i hear the movie is wonderful too
i'm in the middle of this too
it's everyday practical advice on mothering
very good
i'm just nosey and wanted to read more about her life
she has overcame a lot in her lifetime
(her parents died when she was a young adult and she raised her siblings)
then she went through a very public divorce
this is good, if you like her

of course i had to read this book
i don't think amy chua is half as bad as the media makes her seem
just a strong mom who doesn't fall prey to popular parenting pitfalls
i like her:)


that is all
i usually read the bulk of my books in the summer months
after school starts i'm usually reading teacher books, educational books, or children's books
but i will keep an eye out for books to add to my summer 2012 book list!

have you read any good books lately?

3 comments:

Laurie said...

My goodness we have a lot in common! I am writing down your list!! The one I've read and love the most was the one about heaven. I read it right before my father-in-law passed away, and I cried too- just incredible. I'm also in the middle of The Help. Also curious about the Palins and LOVE Shania Twain! :)

Suzanne said...

"The Help" is incredible...the book and the movie! Enjoy! Thanks for sharing your personal Book Club. :) Hope your year is off to a great start.

Blessings,
Suzanne

Jen said...

Loved The Help! I'm a teacher, too, so when school starts, I normally stop reading the fun stuff. That is, until I got my Kindle... but I digress! Have you read The Cafe (I just started it today, but have been doing The Daily 5 for a few yrs now) or Math Work Stations by Debbie Diller? I'm loving using math work stations in my 2nd grade classroom this year!

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