Sunday, January 8, 2012

Books lately

I want to try to be better about sharing a bit about all the books I read. In case you don't know, I LOVE to read and read a lot. Here's what I've finished lately:
Catching Fire and Mockingjay are the two sequels to The Hunger Games. They are both very exciting and interesting and they both took me only a few days to read. However, neither one is quite as enthralling as The Hunger Games. Mockingjay did get a little slow at parts. I've heard a lot of people express disappointment in how Mockingjay ended, but I liked the ending and felt very satisfied.

Those two books I read for fun. The next two I read for information (which I don't do often enough). I'm pretty motivated though, because this parenting thing is hard work, I want to do a good job!

The Toddler Transition went along with a parenting class we took at church for parents of children 18-36 mo. This book was full of practical, helpful information. I know I'll be referring to it often! (In case no one's told you - raising and disciplining a toddler is HARD work.)

Bringing up Boys is actually the first book I've read by Dr. Dobson. I can tell he did a lot of research in preparation for this book, it is full of various studies and stats. A lot of them, I think, are there to scare the pants off of parents raising boys, and it works! It brought to mind a lot of things we haven't thought about yet. The book's main focus is in teaching boys how to become successful men through example and instruction. I definitely feel like a better informed parent after reading this!


  1. I cannot tell you how excited I am that you'll be lending me the next two books in The Hunger Games series! Also, I love your new look. :)

  2. Thanks Jessica! I really like it too, even though it took me forever to create!