On the Bookshelf

Hi, my  names is Gina, and I would rather do almost anything before I pick up a book to read.

Thing is, I still read a lot of books, and being a home school mama means the kids and I read oodles of books together. If I am being honest, I do enjoy reading, even though it is true that given the choice, I’d chit-chat with online friends via Facebook, cook, paint my nails, mess around with the garden, sew something, straighten up the piles of clutter, or watch Doctor Who or Bones or the Avengers with my hubby before I pick up a book.

And yet, we read a lot of books, and our nightly story-time is a ritual, for sure.

My oldest reads faster than I can ever hope to read (she read 700+ pages in 3 days).

I love classics and recommended reads from our home school curriculum, Mother of Divine Grace.

Read-alouds such as the Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, and the Moffats (not to mention all the Star Wars kid-readers we have) are big hits around here.

We’re also reading faith-related book each month in 2014, which is what prompted me to even write this blog. And on this page, I’ll keep a running list of all those books we have read, are reading, and have chosen as favorites. If you have suggestions for us, please share! Comments about what we’re reading, please share! Books are definitely best enjoyed when shared with others, even if that means a few comments here and there on the blog.  (please forgive me for not always including an author right away…I have a bad habit of not remembering some author names)

*We have finished reading

**A favorite read

>In progress

-On the list for reading later


**Harry Potter, books 1-5

*St. Thomas Aquinas, the Story of the Dumb Ox by Mary Fabyan Windeatt

*Angels for Kids by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle

**The King of the Golden City by Mather Mary Loyola

>The Moffats

>Percy Jackson

>Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown (I am reading this on my own…not a kid read)

Blessed John Paul II by Susan Helen Wallace, FSP

*-The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

A Life of Our Lord for Children by Marigold Hunt

The Children of Fatima by Mary Fabyan Windeatt

The Princess and the Kiss by Jennie Bishop

Our Holy Father, the Pope, The Papacy from Saint Peter to the Present by Don R. Caffery

Bernadette, the Little Girl from Lourdes by Sophie Maraval-Hutin

Bambinelli Sunday, A Christmas Blessing by Amy Welborn



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