Friday, April 24, 2015

What's On My Nightstand


Or, what I've been currently reading. After a long hiatus of almost no reading {I'm amazed how often my no-blogging phases coincide with my no-reading phases}, lately I've been making up for lost time. It is a beautiful thing my friends.

Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman
Just finished this American's exploration of French parenting... and I couldn't put it down. Filled with interviews, statistical studies, and personal anecdotes of her life as an American mom living in Paris, this book is an easy-breezy and completely entertaining read. Might be worth the price of the book for the chapter on infants and sleep alone. While I checked this out from the library, I am seriously considering purchasing my own copy.

The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges
A reread, but a book I could use to reread annually. Bridges has such a grasp on how the Gospel applies to every. single. day. of our lives as believers. He always encourages, convicts and challenges me- and yet his writing is so simple, coming from a deeply humble, very wise Christian man.

The Disappearance of Childhood by Neil Postman
An academic look at where childhood has been, and where it is going. Though he originally wrote this in the 70's, Postman has an almost prophetic grasp on our cultural trends and where they are leading us.

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Only a few chapters in, but this novel has all the delicious makings of suspense and intrigue that I so enjoy in a story. A young woman witnesses her ordinarily sweet mother murder a stranger... and represses the memory for years, only trying to piece together the mystery when her now elderly mother is dying.

The Reign of Grace by Abraham Booth
This spiritual classic, penned in 1768, has been nothing but a blessing to read so far. I've been taking a chapter or so each morning after my Bible reading. Rich and sound in Scripture.


This is the kid's current library stack. I take them once each week, usually for story hour, and check out 10 or 12 titles. I grab a few that I know match current interests {Thomas the Train and Max and Ruby this week}, a few Caldecotts, at least two board books {so W can hold one in the car and I know it will not get torn}, and always some Mo Willems. W thinks they are hilarious, S likes them too, and even Niall and I find them entertaining. A win-win for all!

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