Friday, November 21, 2014

2014 November 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 November was The Missional Mom by Helen Lee.

 These are the books I read this month:

Becoming Bea by Leslie Gould-- See my review here.

Forever Mom by Mary Ostyn-- See my review here.

The Magic Bed-knob by Mary Norton--  We loved this one.  These three kids stumbled upon Miss Price's secret; she's a witch.  In order to keep the kids quiet, she gives them a magic bed-knob that will transport them anywhere they want to go.  Eventually they talk Miss Price into going on an adventure with them and what an adventure it is.  Great book for introducing new vocabulary and ideas in a fun adventure!

Cruise of the Arctic Star by Scott O'Dell--  We read this for history and it's a tough one to review.  I like that each chapter shares a bit of California history by introducing us to some historical character. However, it was interspersed with the author talking about traveling up the coast in a boat, and all the nautical language.  It just got very confusing with different characters all the time and throwing in the boat references.

Our suggested reading for November was The Missional Mom by Helen Lee--  I didn't get my copy till Saturday so I'm about 2/3 of the way through.  This book really wasn't at all what I was expecting.  From the title, I thought it would focus more on motherhood, but rather it seems to focus on missional womanhood.  And rather than feeling encouraged, I just felt overwhelmed reading this book.  Like I'm just not good enough, doing enough.  The author has said a couple of times that it's not about doing more, but her examples and overall tone of the book suggests otherwise.

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 The Missional Mom by Helen Lee.

And join us for our next bookmarks post coming December 19th as we discuss Small Town, Big Miracle by W. C. Martin (note the day change; post will be up one week early to account for Christmas).

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