Friday, April 15, 2011

Show Us Your Life - My Bookshelf!

Today's Show Us Your Life Friday at Kelly's Korner  is about sharing what we're reading.I am honestly really trying my best to read more.  I used to read all the time when I was little.  Basically, I didn't stop.  I remember an incident in the third grade where my teacher realized that instead of reading the story in my language arts book I was reading a Baby Sitters Club book I had tucked inside of it.  That was fun.  I basically owned every Baby Sitters Club and Sweet Valley twins book when I was little, and then one year I had an unsupervised Study Hall in the library in middle school.  I became even more obsessed with books, and it was there that I discovered my all time favorite novel - Gone With the Wind.  I read it at least once a year.  Margaret Mitchell's writing is just amazing and I love it!  Right now my book list is just a little different:

Earlier this year I was on a reading kick.  I was certain that I was going to be watching less TV with Simon gone from American Idol.  Then I decided I don't hate the judges as much as I was anticipating and I started watching The Biggest Loser for the first time. But before all that I read Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and I loved it.  I can't wait for the movie to come out next weekend!
Water for Elephants (movie tie-in, mass market)

I actually have The Help sitting on my nightstand, but I haven't opened it yet!
The Help

I have three "parenting" books that I ordered too (I had a Groupon for Amazon and a Living Social deal for Barnes &Noble).  Also on my agenda (and bookshelf) are Cinderella Ate My Daughter (I'm not trying to raise a princess in a world that keeps telling little girls that they are princesses), Sleepless in America (hey, my 4 year old doesn't sleep as much as he needs to), and
Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl CultureSleepless in America: Is Your Child Misbehaving...or Missing Sleep?The Five Love Languages of Children

Fortunately all my shows end soon so I'll have a little more free time, and unfortunately, Brian is about to get even busier at work so I'll have no one to hang out with after the kids go to bed.  I know that the best example my kids have of what they should be doing (reading) is me, so I also want to make an effort to not just read to them (which we all love), but tto read in front of them as well!


  1. Just saw that we had similar books posted on Kelly's blog. I'll have to read Five Love Languages of Children. I read the adult version years ago and learned a lot.

  2. I read while I watch TV and lately I have been doing a lot of reading :)

    I am with you on thinking I wouldn't like American Idol as much but I love it just as much! Always been a huge fan of biggest looser!