“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~Charles William Eliot
This is my relationship with books.
My love affair with books has burned slowly over the past few years, and I believe this year it has culminated into a roaring fire - a healthy (albeit all consuming) hobby.
My goal is to read widely, carefully, and out of my comfort zone.
I read to better educate myself and my children.
What I didn’t realize was just what a balm reading would be for my soul - the soul of a mom who is readying children for college, caring for aging parents, and sometimes feeling that escaping into a book might just be the very best part of the day.
Can you relate?
When last I left you with a bookish update it was the Quarterly Reading Update. I had read many books I enjoyed - and a couple that reached me in profound ways.
I’ll give you my highlights since then, and a fun reading project I have set for myself this fall.
No matter how you slice it - I’d Rather Be Reading!
Reading Aloud with Teens
I take such joy in reading aloud - thanks to The Read Aloud Family I have plenty of suggestions!
Reading with older children can be fun, too. It creates a shared time and experience that is of such value in the teen years.
Please don’t give up on reading aloud to them once your children are older. They need it then more than ever!
I heartily recommend each one of these titles!
Reading for Fall
This fall I have a fun project - I have recently acquired some of the Puffin in Bloom classics. At the same time, two other books have found their way to me - books that will pair perfectly with the Little Women and Anne of Green Gables. I can’t wait to revisit these classics from my childhood, and then read the contemporary books to go with them!
All of this was inspired through a visit to meet Anne Bogel at The Story Shop in Monroe, GA - if you’re ever in the Atlanta area and have a chance to visit this bookstore, you MUST!