Monday, March 3, 2014

Books I read in February 2014

Slim pickings for what I read this month.  I don't include everything school related we read, just the best ones.  Also, I wrote more than I read and I dreamed and schemed more than I wrote.  (I just didn't want you to think I was wasting my time...)

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken ***

I read this book aloud to Mark.  We both liked it a lot.  It seems like the kind of book any kid his age would like.  There's something for every type of kid.  It's a story about two little girls who suffer at the hands of evil adults but using their own courage and wits they are able to save the day.  What's not to like?

Blessings of a B Minus by Wendy Mogel, Ph. D. ****

I wish I'd read this book a few years ago.  I think every parent of teenagers should read it.  This book qualifies as life changing.  It was written by a woman who is a clinical psychologist specializing in parenting.  She has a lot of wisdom about how to be a parent of a teenager.  It rang true and helped me feel calmer about doing less and also invigorated to do more (of the right things) for my teenagers.

I agreed with almost all of it.  I completely skipped the chapter that I knew I wouldn't agree with.  It's great to be a grown-up.  I like being completely in charge of the intake to my brain.

1 comment:

Olivia Cobian said...

Thanks for posting this. These both look like winners.


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