Back to Reading

July 15th, 2009 in Books/Reading, Children's Books

You all know I love children’s books because I post about them every week. For a chance I thought it would be fun to continue to post what the girls are reading and loving but also what my husband and I are reading too!

Since I started blogging about a little over a year ago my love for reading (fiction that is; I have read parenting books) has really gone out the window. But this week a big box from came filled with books I have been wanting to read and I am loving it!

This excerpt from the review got me because you all know my obsession with these kinds of things:

For anyone who has ever grown herbs on their windowsill, tomatoes on their fire escape, or obsessed over the offerings at the local farmers’ market, Carpenter’s story will capture your heart. And if you’ve ever considered leaving it all behind to become a farmer outside the city limits, or looked at the abandoned lot next door with a gleam in your eye, consider this both a cautionary tale and a full-throated call to action. Farm City is an unforgettably charming memoir, full of hilarious moments, fascinating farmers’ tips, and a great deal of heart. It is also a moving meditation on urban life versus the natural world and what we have given up to live the way we do.

One of the things I remember about my grandfather is how every time he would visit he pulled out his big book of Grimm’s Fairy Tales and read us to sleep. The Goose Girl is from the Grimm’s fairytale about a princess who became a goose girl before she could become a queen. Shannon Hale has woven an incredible, original and magical tale of a girl who must understand her own incredible talents before she can overcome those who wish her harm.

And yes, I did just post this book…don’t judge me…it’s one of my secret indulgences. Who couldn’t love a sexy bounty hunter always caught in a love triangle?!

What are you as a MOM reading right now? What would you be embarrassed to say you are reading right now? That’s even more interesting!

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