Thursday, August 2, 2012

On the Bedside Table

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Little Bee by Chris Cleave
I am enjoying this one so far.  Took me a minute to get into it, but about halfway in, it's now the first one I pick up when I settle in to read.

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Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne & Lisa Ross
Yes, this one is still in my has taken me a little longer than usual to get through it, but what I have read is good.  I am seriously still working on purging and simplifying our house and specifically the toys and activities that Jones has to play with.  
I am looking more and more into Montessori-type activities, and finding that many of the "practical living" activities are things he already enjoys the most anyway- like sweeping, pouring his own cup of water, and "threading" items--the boy adores fitting things together!

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Just ordered Blue Nights by Joan Didion from  After reading The Year of Magical Thinking, I am enamored of Ms. Didion.  

And, after reading this book review by a friend of mine, I am really wanting to read Gone Girl.

What's on your reading list for the rest of this fleeting summer?


  1. I just checked out Gone Girl from the library for a beach trip this weekend...I'll let you know how it is!

    1. Have fun at the beach! Let me know what you think--it sounds intriguing!

  2. I read Little Bee and it was up and down for me. At first I enjoyed it then it took a turn then another one and it left me