Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Book Report 2014 | February

Loved it!  Just finished it the other night.  Such a fun read and so many thoughtful stories and ideas on simplifying our lives.  I especially loved the chapters on travel.  It made me think that I could really travel with my kids!
Though I don't think I would recommend this book, it is beautifully written and compelling to read.  When I began the book, I thought that it would be a lot of storytelling mixed with the facts that we have from the Bible.  It was a bit too graphic and the story was not biblically accurate.  I also had a hard time with how she portrayed the men in the book, the patriarchs of the Bible.
This was a fun read.  I really enjoy these futuristic types of books (Ender's Game, The Giver, Hunger Games), with an imaginary society seen through the eyes of a child.  A little too unbelievable in the romance department, but I can see how that would appeal to young adults.  I'm excited for the next books, I'm on the waiting list at our library for the next two.  
This was a historical fiction written about Renoir and how he created his painting, Luncheon of the Boating Party.  It was a slow read and I had a hard time finding interest in the story or the characters.
This was a lovely book to read with the kids.  Such a warm, charming story of a family that move to the country to help their father/husband that had recently returned from war. It is told through the eyes of their daughter and was a great read for all my kiddos.  Jakob actually grabbed it to finish the last few chapters on his own.

I'm working my way through The 4th Thousand Years and The Secret Keeper.  I also just received in the mail Emily Freeman's, Million Little Ways and can't wait to start on that.  I'm reading Ballet Shoes and starting Betsy-Tacy and Tib with the kids. 

Below is my updated 2014 Booklist. 

The Republic by Plato (Free On Kindle)
The Aeneid by Virgil (Free On Kindle)
Munchkins Read Aloud
Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia ÷Sorensen
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
Betsy-Tacy and Tib by Maud Hart Lovelace
More All of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
Babe:  The Gallant Pig by dick King-Smith
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Little Britches by Ralph Moody
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit (Free on Kindle)
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Magic for Marigold by L.M. Montgomery
Emily of New Moon by LM Montgomery


  1. I might have to pick up Miracles on Maple Hill for myself. :) It sounds good.

    1. You will love it! Such a delightful read!