Each week I share the books I am reading as a part of my Read 100 Challenge, as well as links I love from around the blogosphere.
Books I’m Reading
Seeing Red by Kathryn Erskine
I still find myself thinking about this book days after I’ve finished it–which for me is one of the signs of a good book. The main character, a twelve-year-old boy named Red, has just lost his father. His mother is faced with the difficult task of selling the family house and business to pay off debts, but Red looks for a way to stop her. He finds himself going too far, and discovers more than he bargained for about race relationships in his town and his family’s past.
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Pollan’s book had been referenced in several books that I had read recently, so I decided to go to the source. I am sure glad that I did. Pollan’s simple motto is: Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Simple, yet is has changed the way that I am viewing our family’s food. If you are curious about how the Western diet is literally killing us, or if you just want to know how to eat more healthily, I would highly recommend In Defense of Food.
Dear Pen Pal by Heather Vogel Frederick
In the third installment of The Mother-Daughter Book Club, the girls read the classic Daddy Long Legs and write letters to pen pals in Wyoming. They also go through changes in their family lives and friendships. I think these books are absolutely charming, and I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to read them together!
Links I Love
Name Days: Saint Justin the Martyr Illumination Learning has a lovely post about St. Justin, as well as a great example of helping your child learn about the saints.
Keeping Traditions Alive Every Home a Monastery has an interesting article on the importance of tradition in faith.
When You Feel Lonely and Left Out It can hurt when our children get left out of things. Crystal and Money Saving Mom writes about the experience.
29 Ways to Make Money Are you looking to earn a little extra money to help your family? Anna at And Then We Saved has some great ideas.
7 Tips to Save Money When Dining Out We are going on vacation soon, so this post came at a great time for me! My husband and I always do tip #7 and have saved countless hundreds.
What are you reading this week?
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