What We’ve Been Reading Aloud in September & October

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I'm always curious as to what others are reading. I like to keep a running list in the notes app on my phone so when I'm at the library, I can find a new book for myself or my kids. So, I thought, someone might be interested to know what we've been reading during read-aloud time. If you are looking for some good read-aloud books for your first grader, check out this post. This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for details. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White If you've … [Read more...]

How to Encourage Good Reading Habits in Kids

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I'm a book nerd. Reading is my favorite pastime and slowly my girls are also claiming it as their own. One way to encourage healthy reading habits in children, I've learned, is to let your child see you reading. Even though you may have many (or even all of your) books on an electronic device, there's something about holding a physical book in your hands that provides a visual example to your child that reading is important to you. Try to make it a point to read from an actual book each day … [Read more...]

My 2014 Summer Reading List

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Besides Seattle's Best Level 4 Medium-Dark & Rich Coffee, two of my favorite things are making lists and reading good books, and even though we don't take summers off from school, all of the summer reading lists popping up online are pressuring me into making my own :) So, here's what's on my 2014 Summer Reading List, by category. Maybe, just maybe, I'll get at least a few of these read in the midst of school and preparing for baby because I'm still a ways off from my 2014 goal of 40 … [Read more...]

10 American Classics You Really Shouldn’t Miss

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Today I'm guest posting for Jessica at Quirky Bookworm, one of my favorite blogs for bibliophiles, about my 10 favorite American classics.Here's a snippet:Hi, I’m Keri from Growing in His Glory, and I’m honored to be guest posting today. Before I had children, I was a doctoral student in literature, and, needless to say, I read a lot of books, some that I would recommend to any and everyone I could, others I wondered why I’d wasted my time on them. That being said, there are some amazing … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Managing All The Books in Your "To-Read" Pile

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Those are all the books I'm attempting to read right now. 10 books! Do you know what happens when I try to read 10 books at once?NOTHING gets read. Can you relate? "So many books; so little time." But when I do have time, I don't know what to read. So, I read a little here, a little there, and then I never get anything finished. Some books are required reading like Unexpected Love, which I'm reading for Booksneeze and Othello, which I'm reading for the "Classics Catch-up Challenge."  Others are … [Read more...]

For the Love of Reading: A Busy Mama’s Tips for Making Time to Read

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It's "Love of Reading Week" at Quirky Bookworm, and I'm all excited because what do I love more than books? God, yes. My family, certainly. But I can't think of anything else that quite fills me up like a good book.As a mom of three little ones, though, finding time to read is a challenge. However, like everything else in life, I earnestly believe that if we plan for it, it will happen. Here are some of my personal tips for making time to read:1. Take advantage of the kids' sleeping times.  Duh, … [Read more...]