Friday, February 28, 2014

2014 February Bookmarks

*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 February was Tell Your Time by Amy Lynn Anderson

These are the books I read this month:

The Reckoning by Beverly Lewis-- Since I read the first two books in the series last month, I had to finish it out to see what happened to Katherine and Daniel.  What becomes of them?  Do they ever reunite?  What of her new lifestyle vs his?  And what of their differing spiritual viewpoints?  As is to true to all good series, our two main characters do eventually reunite, but not before going through their own spiritual journeys.  However, Daniel's journey rings truer in this final book and the climax and eventual reconciliation seems incomplete.  I personally believe the ending needed to be handled better.

Notes from a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider-- See my review here.

The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail by Richard Peck-- Very funny, lots of snappy dialogue, and cute story of a mouse searching for his true identity.  I found myself explaining some of the back cultural references, but it was intended for grades 3-5 and I was reading to a K and 3rd grader.  All in all a fun read.  A little slow at times, but the last few chapters more than made up for it.

The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden-- Chester Cricket finds his way into the New York subway station and tells of his adventures with Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse.  The first in a series of seven books, Chester finds a home with the Bellini family and has wonderful adventures with his new friends.  Falling into the magical world of animals, this story engaged both my 3rd grader and my kindergartner, keeping my entertained as well.  This was a fantastic book.

Our suggested reading for February was Tell Your Time by Amy Lynn Anderson--  This book was ... uhhh at best.  It was filled with much of the same information that we've heard before.  And really the best information could have been better summarized in a blog post: establish your priorities, schedule your week, fill in the nonnegotiables, and pare down your "want to's."  Thankfully this book was a short read.  Skip this one.

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 Tell Your Time by Amy Lynn Anderson.

And join us for our next bookmarks post coming March 28th as we discuss Praying the Scriptures for Your Children by Jodie Berndt.

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