Friday, January 29, 2016

2016 January Bookmarks

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*Bookmarks is an online book club hosted at Creative2xmom. Here we discuss the books we've read in the past month as well as the suggested reading. Our suggested reading for January was Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne.

These are the books I read this month:

Strong and Kind by Korie Robertson w/ Chrys Howard--See my review here.

If: Trading Your If Only Regrets for God's What If Possibilities by Mark Batterson-- See my review here.

The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green--We started this one with the kids, but they could just not get into it.  We have a 3rd and 5th grader and it just seemed too over their heads.  We only read about 3 chapters and gave up on this one for now.

The Call of the Wild by Jack London--We just happened to find this one at a book sale and picked it up.  A little on the violent side, both the 3rd grader and the 5th grader loved it.

Wilderness Family Part 2 by Vic Crume--We purchased the kids The Wilderness Family Triology on DVD for Christmas so when we found this one at a book sale we picked it up to read before watching the second movie.  A bit on the bland end, it is definitely a movie tie in.  But the kids did enjoy it.

Our suggested reading for January was Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne--  Wow!  Not what I expected, but absolutely worthwhile.  Focusing heavily on the philosophy side, Simplicity Parenting presents the idea that conveluted parenting is what's creating problems for our kids.  Schedules too tight, too much stuff, too much access to adult information, simplicity parenting allows children the time and space to breath and concentrate on what's important, allowing their imaginations to run away with them.  There was a lot of focus on the philosophy and at times, that felt heavy.  Basically it boils down to less: less stuff, less adult situations, less activities... Definitely worth the read.

So what are your bookmarks this month?

Tell us in the comments about the books you're chewing on. Or link up a review from your own blog. Let's share the books we're finding, good and bad. And give us your thoughts on Simplicity Parenting by

And come back February 26th as we discuss Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

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