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Simply Books

Reading is hugely important.  It is therapy (think chocolate) and growth. On days when it just seems like the dishes never go away or I am only around for clean up and drinks of water, they are my escape. 

Want to join me?  Textual chocolate all around. 

The trouble with book clubs is that we are all different.  We may be interested in reading some books or not others or have access to some books and not others. 

So here is what I am proposing.  I will let you know what I have read in the past month that I would recommend AND I will let you know what I am planning on reading this coming month.

You are welcome to join me with the books I am reading and let me know what you think at the end of November, or you can recommend books you have recently read, or you can let me know what is on your reading list for this month. 

Reading is just important, and it is more fun to do it with others.

Last month I read-Out of Control : Finding Peace for the Physically Exhausted and Spiritually Strung Out  Loved the book. Solid biblical advice and practical tools.  I would recommend to anyone who is a Christian… and is living in this fast paced society.

November I plan on reading Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids and Spiritual Parenting: An Awakening for Today’s Families… kinda on a parenting kick this month I guess.

What are you reading this month?  What books would you recommend?


  1. Kari Kari

    I requested the books from the library. I am looking forward to reading “Out of Control”. Ironically I want to be ‘out of control” and more “Jesus in Control”. Much more peace in that place where I don’t carry the burden of having to figure everything out. I look forward to what the book has to say!! “Textual chocolate”…you’re so funny! LOL!

    • Kari,

      I totally get what you are saying. This book doesn’t deal with getting ‘in control’. I don’t think the book uses the analogy but it is like the parable of the sower. It is help and practical steps from being the thorny distracted soil with no depth to being the good soil. I think you will really like it.

  2. Gem Gem

    *Simplicity Parenting* looks like it could be very interesting. All our library copies are currently checked out but I’m putting a hold on it so I’ll be next in line 🙂 A year or so ago I read a different book on Simple Living and wasn’t particularly impressed with it. It seemed more of a rambling memoir than anything to specifically strive for this one looks like it might have more practical suggestions.

    I just started reading, _The Whole-Brain Child_ by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson and am enjoying it so far. A book that I haven’t gotten to yet but keep meaning to is _The Expert Expat_ by Melissa Brayer Hess and Patricia Linderman.

    • Gem,

      I have already been on hold for 2 weeks for the simplicity parenting… but I am supposed to be next in line now 🙂 Must be good. Kari (commented above) is the one that recommended it and it sounds like it has lots of practical ideas as well as big picture concepts. Those other two sound interesting.. I will have to look them up.

  3. Sarah Sarah

    I’m reading “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer. Last month I read “The Joy of Less” by Francine Jay and “French Lessons” by Ellen Sussman.

    • I really liked ‘The Joy of Less’. It had the big picture ideals as well as the hands on practical steps.

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