This week I was surprised to find that I had finished five books. I’ve been really busy, and haven’t had too much time to read this week, so I didn’t feel like I had read that much. Of course, some of these books are short, so that’s part of it.
Whose Body? is the first Sir Peter Whimsy novel by Dorothy Sayers. I was able to get a little over half the series for 3 for $1.00 at the last library book sale in our area, and I’ve wanted to read them for a couple of years, os I was pretty delighted by my deal. This one is the first in the series, and it’s a little clunky as a first novel, but I enjoyed my introduction to Sir Peter, and found myself pretty drawn in by the book. I found that I figured out the mystery pretty quickly once the actual murderer had shown up, so that might have added to the feeling of “clunkiness” I had with it.
Teaching from Rest is an excellent book for homeschool moms. It outlines a relaxed and peaceful approach to homeschooling, and the approach is one that I have really embraced in my homeschool over the past few years. This is the third time I have read MacKenzie’s book, and I have something highlighted for my commonplace book on every page.
Royal Crown is the newest in the Middle School Princess series. This is Emalee’s favorite series of books, and when she read it, she asked me to read it as well so we could talk about it. I’m kind of over the series myself, but it’s a sweet series for middle school girls.
Viking Tales is a book that we read for homeschool history. It’s an Ambleside Online Year 1 selection, so it would be a book that targeted my younger two. I think it was more interesting for me than any of the children though as I’m a big fan of the television show Vikings. The book itself is uneven and the tales vary in capturing children’s interest.
Help My Unbelief is a good and affirming book in helping to understand doubt is not as bad as you might think it is. In fact, many times wrestling with doubt is an expression of belief. I think Barnabas Piper has a great voice for those of us who grew up with parents in ministry and have a more complex relationship with faith than the average Christian convert.
I’m feeling a little blah in my reading life right now. I’m doing a lot of reading for graduate school right now, and I’m reading through Middlemarch. While I love both, I have the feeling of treading water in the middle of a lake and not really reaching a shore. It will be interesting to see what (if anything) I’ll finish reading before this time next week.